FFP is launching our most significant parental rights campaign of all time with the prioritization of a Parental Rights Constitutional Amendment. In the 2023 legislative session, FFP’s team of experts will push for the passage of an amendment to the Texas Constitution that will enshrine protections for parents and families for generations to come. Many people do not realize that the rights of Texas parents currently rest almost entirely in the hands of unelected federal judges. The constitutional rights of parents are currently recognized in federal constitutional case law which interprets the US Constitution to protect the right of parents. [...]
On June 2, 2023, Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, restricting chemical and surgical gender transition procedures on minors. On August 25, 2023, a district court in Travis County issued an injunction to prevent the state from enforcing SB 14, a move that was widely anticipated by those closely following the ongoing legal debate. Within an hour, the Texas Attorney General’s office had filed an emergency appeal directly to the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX), a move that automatically halted the order from the trial judge, which had blocked the law. The SCOTX [...]
Recently, we have been celebrating the parental rights bills the Texas Legislature passed, which the Governor signed into law to protect Texas families. However, not every priority of the Family Freedom Project became law. Here are 2 priorities that did not pass the legislature that we will continue to work on in the future: HB 1086: HB 1086 would limit the use of ex-parte hearings by CPS to force parents to allow CPS access to the home passed the House by a vote of 131-7 but failed to have a hearing in the Senate. This critical issue will be raised [...]
Texas is paving the way for parental rights, where innocent families are shielded from the harmful consequences of false accusations.
We are dedicated to advocating for the Parental Rights Amendment, a crucial legislative measure that safeguards the rights and autonomy of parents.
In a world where education and parental rights are under attack, we applaud the Texas legislators who took a stand for freedom in the 88th Texas Legislative Session. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts in passing bills that directly benefit families. It’s time to pause and gratefully acknowledge each statesman for their remarkable work this session! CPS OMNIBUS BILL Representative Frank and his staff did it again with the passage of HB 730! With due process protections and the requirement for CPS caseworkers to inform parents of their legal rights, this bill [...]
With our priority CPS reform bill, HB 730, we are leading the charge to implement significant reforms in the CPS system, protect parental rights, and ensure accountability for this powerful agency.
The Texas Legislative session continues to have plenty of action on the parental rights front! A few weeks ago, the Family Freedom Project (FFP) gave testimony in the Texas House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues (JJFI) against HB 956 which is a broad and direct attack on the fundamental rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit. The bill is now officially dead in the Texas House, as it has missed the deadline to receive a vote on the house floor. This bill has been filed every session for more than a decade with the purpose [...]
By Tim Lambert With so much going on in the legislature to do with parental rights, I have dubbed this Texas Legislative Session the Parental Rights Session. I call it that because many bills that are being filed and heard are related to the fundamental, God-given right of parents to raise their children as they see fit. Another evidence of that is the fact that several Texas Constitutional Amendments have been filed and are moving in both the Texas House and Senate. The process for amending the Texas Constitution requires the support of ⅔ of both the Texas House and [...]