Four West Virginia state delegates have introduced a grandparent visitation bill, H.B. 3099, that violates U.S. Supreme Court precedent and threatens the fundamental right of parents to make decisions for their children. While I know first-hand the incredible blessing that grandparents play in my children’s lives, it must be parents, not courts, that decide who should be involved in a child’s life.
This dangerous bill may be up for a reading in the House as early as tomorrow, January 28, so the time to act is now.
We urge you to contact your West Virginia State Delegate and ask him or her to oppose this dangerous bill. You can read the letter that we sent to the sponsors of H.B. 3099 here, and if you decide to email your delegate, please feel free to link to our letter.
Your message can be as simple as the following:
“Please oppose H.B. 3099. This dangerous bill will change current law to remove a requirement that a court consider the fundamental right of parents to raise their children before granting grandparent visitation rights over a loving parent’s objection. Parents, not courts, should make the decision of who is involved in a child’s life. West Virginia law already balances grandparent visitation with parental rights, so there is no need for this bill.”
Thank you for standing with us for freedom and parental rights.