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March 20, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  |  By: Associated Press (AP)

Parental Rights

A proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would enshrine a fundamental right for parents to raise their children as they see fit is pending in the state Senate.  
The House passed the measure 112-36 on March 13, 2014 before the Legislature began a weeklong break.
The amendment states that parents have a right to make decisions involving the discipline, education, religious instruction, medical care, housing and "general well-being" of their children. 
If it passes the Senate, the proposed constitutional amendment would go on the November statewide ballot.