Parents fight Scottish gov’t being ‘overseer’ of every child

Contesting the latest tide of the Scottish government’s invasion on parental rights, Christian and parental rights groups are challenging a controversial law in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom that authorizes the state to administer extensive intrusions on private family life.


According to Christian Institute Director Colin Hart —one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit — the new law is a gross violation of parental rights.


“[The law is] an insult to the fundamental rights of mums and dads to bring up their children the way they see fit,” Hart asserted. “This is a compulsory scheme. There is no way for parents to opt out or to be the named persons for their own children.”


Parents in Scotland are still hopeful that their control over their own children will not forever be compromised by the government due to the problematic law.


“The law behind the Scottish government’s Named Person scheme, the Children and Young People Act, was passed in 2014, but it is still months away from implementation — time enough for the Christian Institute, CARE, the TYMES Trust (for parents of children with chronic fatigue syndrome), and the Family Education Trust to appeal against it on the grounds that it violates existing privacy law and the constitutional rights of parents,” LifeSiteNews reports. “The panel of five judges that finished hearing the case Wednesday says it will order the government to delay enforcement till it rules.”


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