The only way to allow for reasonable progress in protecting the welfare of children is to draft and ratify the following Children's Rights Amendment (CRA) to the United States Constitution.
Section 1. As a member of the United Nations, the United States of America, and all its peoples, fully endorse and support the following statement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: all children everywhere have the same rights, no matter where they live or what they believe.
Section 2: Every child born to this world has the right to life, survival and development; the child’s view should be taken into account in all decisions affecting his/her life.
Section 3. The best interest of the child born to this world will take primary consideration and will supersede all existing laws and amendments that otherwise could endanger the safety and welfare of children.
Section 4: All Children born to this world have the rights guaranteed by this amendment, without discrimination of any kind.
Section 5: The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 6: This amendment shall take effect immediately upon ratification.