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Are you ready to lose your parental rights?

Ten things you need to know about the substance of the CRC.

1. Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.
2. A murderer aged 17 years, 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.
3. Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
4. The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent’s decision.
5. A child’s “right to be heard” would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed.



Asked by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on May. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (98)
  • Sorry, but the UN can't take care of its own business. I don't need its help raising MY children.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:38 AM on May. 6, 2009

  • # According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children’s welfare.
    # Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.
    # Christian schools that refuse to teach "alternative worldviews" and teach that Christianity is the only true religion "fly in the face of article 29" of the treaty.
    # Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
    # Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • Apparently Obama is all for this. Oh joys of the democracy, eh?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • When you say children. What age are we talking.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • I actually only have a problem with #4.
    Children/ teens need more rights and they should be allowed to bring to attention any unfair treatment, abuse, etc. more freely. Who decides what is "reasonable"?

    Many abusive parents and over controling people get away with things because they think it is "reasonable"

    There are simply too many selfish, lazy, bad parents these days! It sounds to me like someone is actually trying to help them.

    Answer by amber710 at 3:17 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • What the hell is wrong with a child choosing their own religon. Thats a basic right anyway.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • link please?

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:24 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • where is the original text?

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 3:25 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • Children are already able to choose their own religion at the age of 13. I think that's reasonable.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • This again! Give it a rest already. It is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Which has been blown out of proportion by some right wing fanatics.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on May. 5, 2009

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