Mary Miller just introduced a parental rights bill that has Pro-Life leaders fired up

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Parental rights are under attack like never before.

But now some Congressional leaders are starting to fight back.

And Mary Miller just introduced a parental rights bill that has Pro-Life leaders fired up.

Respecting the rights of parents

Congresswoman Mary Miller (R-IL) has introduced the Parental Notification and Intervention Act to ensure that parents have the right intervene if their underage daughter is seeking an abortion.

The legislation comes as a response to the ramped-up attacks by the Left to further erode parental rights in the lives of their own children.

This important legislation is being cosponsored by Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO), and Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV).

The companion bill is being introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Mike Braun (R-IN).

Miller said of the bill, “All children are created by God with a purpose, and that purpose begins at conception. The Left wants to strip the rights of parents in every way possible and put unrestricted ‘abortion-on-demand’ at the top of their priority list – even if it puts minors at risk. That is why I am proud to be joined by my colleagues in the House in introducing the Parental Notification and Intervention Act.” 

The conservative stalwart went on, “This legislation would prevent abortion providers from performing abortions on minors until the minor’s parents have received written notification that their child has requested an abortion and until they have had a 96-hour window within which they can intervene. In Congress, I will always be a voice for the unborn and respect the rights of parents.”

And Senator Braun said, “Every single parent and guardian deserves to be notified if their minor child is seeking an abortion. I’m proud to lead the Senate version of this bill which will protect parents’ rights.” 

Support growing for parental rights

As parent groups and angry moms organize around the nation to restore parental rights in the states, Miller’s effort is the first major push in Congress.

And the Illinois Congresswoman is picking up support, not only from her House colleagues, but from major Pro-Life groups as well.

Kristin Hawkins, President of Students for Life Action said, “Abandoning minors to predatory adults trying to make an abortion sale or to those who may be abusing a child to facilitate an abortion is a mistake so obvious it’s tragic that we need a law to address this.”

“Young girls are in no position to decide whether they should have a potentially dangerous procedure or take deadly drugs without their parent’s guidance and supervision. Their vulnerability is why minors are not permitted to sign contracts or make life-altering decisions, as peer pressure is a potent force,” Hawkins continued.

“Such a life and death decision needs the point of view of those who prioritize a child’s best interests for a lifetime. We applaud the efforts of Congresswoman Mary Miller in introducing the Parental Notification and Intervention Act that requires parental notification for abortions conducted on unemancipated minors — children whose parents are involved in their lives. We know that Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America, has a history of covering up sexual and domestic abuse, as well as applying pressure tactics to sell their number one product — death by abortion. This Parental Notification and Intervention Act prioritizes protecting young girls and their pre-born children from the exploitation of abortion in America by including people who care more about her than about making a profit or covering up a potential crime,” she added. 

Students for Life Action, under Hawkins’ leadership, has become one of the most active and effective Pro-Life groups in the nation.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.