Parents voting Yes in referendum 'would be betraying their children'17/10/2012 - 15:27:53
A number of groups have today officially launched their campaign for a No vote in the Children's Rights Referendum.
Parents For Children, the Christian Solidarity Party and the Alliance of Parents Against the State are urging people to reject the constitutional amendment.
They say a ratification of the referendum on November 10 will give too much power to the State, which they say has previously failed to protect young people.
Maria Mhic Mheanmain, a spokesperson for Parents for Children, said that a Yes vote will actually weaken the rights of children by undermining parental power.
"We believe that a parent voting in favour of this amendment is being hoodwinked into a betrayal of their children," she said.
"If passed, this amendment will remove from children the most important right that they have - that is the right to parental protection and advocacy."
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