Urgent Calls Needed to Save Fundamental Parental Rights

House bill 1407 would add a section to Indiana law protecting “the fundamental rights of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of the parent’s child.”

The bill passed the Committee on Family, Children, and Human Affairs on Feb. 9 by a vote of 9 to 4.

Unfortunately, as it approaches a final vote in the house, HB 1407 is facing increasing opposition from special interest groups who don’t want to treat your rights as “fundamental.”

They’re fine with recognizing parental rights in Indiana law as long as that recognition doesn’t actually make any meaningful difference in how you or your rights are treated.

But that is simply insufficient. Only the recognition of your rights as fundamental will enable you to protect your child and represent his or her best interests as you—the loving parent—best understand them.

You can watch a short video here of why we believe your fundamental rights are so

There will be a meeting this coming Monday, February 20, that may prove vital to the fate of HB1407. So we need you to call or email your lawmaker right now, before you close this email, and urge him or her to support HB1407 for fundamental parental rights.

You can call the Indiana House at 800-382-9842 and leave a message for your representative. Be sure to mention HB 1407 by name and that you support the bill.

You can also find your lawmaker’s contact information at https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/ to email or call them directly.

Thank you for standing for families in Indiana with your prompt attention to this matter today.