December 1, 2020, is Giving Tuesday, the holiday when we give back by donating to our favorite charities. And this year the Parental Rights Foundation is setting our biggest goal ever so we can continue to help innocent families in need. This year, generous partners have offered a matching grant of up to $45,000, so…

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An executive order in Oregon threatens parents’ ability to exercise their fundamental right to make education choices for their children. According to this article at the Federalist, Governor Kate Brown has recently ordered that private schools smaller than 75 students must not return to on-site instruction, even while opening the doors to similarly sized public…

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Should parents be investigated for physical abuse because they put their baby down for a nap and the baby cried? One Texas judge said yes, requiring the parents to submit to a search of their home and forensic interviews with their children. But on October 14, the Court of Appeals for the Twelfth District of…

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Ideas that take root in the United Nations have an unsettling tendency to eventually make their way into America’s courtrooms. That’s why the Parental Rights Foundation submitted a comment to the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Child Privacy last month, urging respect for the privacy of the child’s family and home, and not just the…

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The second season of the Parental Rights Podcast launched Tuesday, under a different name: the EPPiC Broadcast. Launched in January of this year, the Parental Rights Podcast’s first season featured such guests as the Jennifer Pelletier family, law professor Maxine Eichner, New York City activist Joyce McMillan, and constitutional law professor William Wagner. Season one…

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According to a US Marshals Service (USMS) spokesman quoted by PJ Media, more than three-fourths of children recently rescued in two Marshals Service operations originally went missing from foster care placements. Over the last month, we have rejoiced over headlines such as “US Marshals find 39 missing children in Georgia during ‘Operation Not Forgotten’,” and…

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A timely letter drafted for the Parental Rights Foundation was sufficient to remove one couple’s names from the New York State child abuse registry, proving once again that the names should never have been added in the first place. Legal Context Under New York law, doctors are required to administer a vitamin K shot to…

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Thanks to a ruling in a federal district court in Kentucky last week, a child welfare investigator can no longer claim qualified immunity for bullying their way into a home and strip-searching children without cause. The case, Josiah Curry, et al v. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, et al, arose from a 2017…

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A Conference on Parental Rights has been scheduled at the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio) on April 9–10, 2021. The conference, which will feature more than a dozen scholars and professional experts speaking on a wide range of parental rights issues, is sponsored by the Parental Rights Foundation, the Franciscan University of Steubenville Veritas Society,…

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Last week the Parental Rights Foundation filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the Ninth Circuit parental rights case, Dees v. County of San Diego. At question in the case is whether the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection of parental rights is limited to cases where termination of parental rights or loss of custody…

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