Ecuador: National Assembly Unanimously Upholds Right of Parents to Educate Children Without State Interference

Also in conjunction with this victory from the National Assembly, just three days prior, hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians marched for the pre-born right to life and against the attacks on true family and marriage. See here.

CNA: The National Assembly of Ecuador on July 31 unanimously upheld the right of parents to educate their children “in accordance with their principles, beliefs, and educational choices” without interference from the State in issues such as sex education.

The legislature’s gesture came in response to recent rulings by the Constitutional Court, including a June 27 decision which takes away “the protective authority of parents” and gives it to the state as the outside guarantor when considering the “rights” of minors “in education and sexual and reproductive health.” Report is here.