Supreme Court: HHS Mandate Decision/U.N Convention--Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Posted on June 30th, 2014

Crosstalk Home

Show Information

Air Date: June 30, 2014

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Will Estrada

Listen: MP3|Order

Will Estrada is the Director of Federal Relations with the Home School Legal Defense Association. He is a home school graduate who went on to get his Juris Doctor degree. He joined HSLDA in 2004 and is HSLDA's representative on Capitol Hill. He is an advocate for all home schoolers before Congress and federal departments. He is also an advocate before Congress for the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and the California bar.

Will was at the Supreme Court for this morning's ruling where in a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that Hobby Lobby and other closely held, for-profit corporations cannot be forced by the federal government to provide abortion inducing drugs and violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.

The other issue discussed involved the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty. Will is particularly concerned about Article 7 of the treaty which says: 'In all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.'

According to Will, in the U.S. system of law there are only two times when 'best interests of the child' is used by a court. It's used when a parent is found by a court to be guilty of abuse or neglect. The second time it's used is when a court is dealing with a custody dispute in a divorce.

There's a line of U.S. Supreme Court cases dating back to 1925 (Pierce v. Society of Sisters) which said that the right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children is a fundamental right.

So why are some of our legislators courting the idea that we need to partner with the U.N. via this treaty? Will this treaty actually help disabled American citizens when they travel abroad? Does it do anything beyond U.S. disability laws, laws that are already the best in the world? How would it affect home schoolers? Get the answers to these questions and more when you review this edition of Crosstalk.


More Information

To communicate with your legislators regarding the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

www.senate.gov

For more information, and to stay informed on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, go to the Home School Legal Defense Association website:

hslda.org/crpd


Posted in Government, Politics, Jim Schneider, Culture, Health, Current Events    Tagged with no tags

Search

Subscribe

follow on
Tags

& 400th anniversary 400 40 Adrian Association of American Physicians and surgeons Bell Christianity Christian Church Customer Service Dakdok David Wilkerson Donald Trump Dr. Eastern religion Emergent False Teachers Fathers Day Glen Beck God Government Gun Owners of America Ingrid Schlueter Ingrid Islam Jane Orient Jesus Christ Jesus John MacArthur John Karen Malec Koran Larry Pratt Love MacArthur Mat Meditation Morality Mother's Day Music National Day of Prayer New Age New Spirituality Osama Bin Laden Owners Patriotism Politics Pornography Quran Reiki Relationships Relexology Religion Rob Bell Rob Rogers Romance SIDS Schlueter Sheriff Usama Dakdok Valentines Vic Eliason William welden Worship aaps acupuncture agenda alternative medicine. america ammendment anniversary apathy atheism baby bible book border breast cancer breast calendar camping cancer celebrate child porn children child control corrupt crosstalk America crosstalk crostalk culture date day dead death debt dr adrian rogers education eliason encouragement end times end exact faithless faith false family radio family federal finances financial finding gay gblt generateion generation harold camping harold health care health homosexuality hutchings illegal infant iraq irrefutable james jeff meyers jim johnson judgement king james bible king kjv last law legal lesbian libraries library limit love wins love worth finding luke mirrage modern church mom's mom money mother's mother nation navy seals navy news new noah obamacare obama on overspending pakistan personal loss pornograhpy prayer pray pron radio requests schneider school seek shot signs smith special show spending staver sudden infant death syndrome sudden summit ministries syndrome taxes teachers terrorism terrorist terror the Bible times transgender trends united states usama vcyamerica vcy version vic warm warren smith warren war wellness wins woman women worth write yoga