Children do have rights that this amendment will remove
Currently children have three levels of legal protection.
They have the same citizen rights as everyone else under the constitution.
Recognising that children cannot vindicate their own rights, the constitution places on parents the duty to protect children, and vindicate their rights.
Recognising that parents sometimes fail, the constitution imposes on the state the obligation to intervene where parents fail.
Suggestions that the constitution prevented necessary intervention by the state are untrue. The most often mentioned case involved failure by the state to come to court with the evidence that few doubt was available to it.
This ammendment seeks to deny children their right to parental protection and increase the power of the state to make fundamental decisions regarding their lives.
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