Calls Needed: ND Parental Rights Bill Moves to House
Senate Bill 2260, introduced by Senators Paulson, Lemm, and Wobbema, cleared the Senate on February 10 by a vote of 40 to 6. This bill guarantees the “fundamental right of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, health care and mental health of the parent’s child” and prohibits any government entity from interfering with these…Read More
Urgent Action Needed:
Montana CPS Reform Bill in House Committee Monday
SB 181, a bill to require notice of parental legal rights in child and family services cases, is scheduled for a hearing in the House Human Services Committee this Monday, March 20. (Please note that schedules and timing can always change). The bill passed the Montana Senate on a 46—4 vote on January 31 and…Read More
URGENT: Calls Needed to Advance Parental Rights Bill in Iowa
On February 28, Representative Eddie Andrews introduced House File 486, an act Relating to Fundamental Parental Rights. The bill guarantees the right of parents “to direct the upbringing, rearing, associations, care, education, custody, and control of a parent’s child” and further requires that any “state action infringing on or interfering with this fundamental right shall…Read More
Calls Needed to Advance Bill Protecting Parental Rights in Oklahoma Public Schools
On February 6, Senator Rob Standridge introduced SB95, prohibiting public schools from providing certain sexually explicit materials to students without written parental consent. The act prohibits public schools from providing any “sexually explicit material including but not limited to any book or other written medium…to a student…without written consent from the student’s parent or legal…Read More
Litigants: It Takes Love and Discernment to Raise Kids. DC’s New Law Undermines Both.
Photo: Victor Booth and his family. We sent reporter Dave Dentel to talk with Victor Booth and Shanita Williams, two parents who filed the DC lawsuit, asking them why halting the Minor Consent to Vaccination Act matters to them. This is what we learned: Victor Booth wants his sons to be more than just the…Read More
What to do with the Adoption and Safe Families Act?
Could the new Congress and the Biden administration open the door to amend the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA)? That is our hope at the Parental Rights Foundation, and that of United Family Advocates, the bipartisan coalition of which we are a cofounder and active part. Wrong Incentives First adopted in 1997, ASFA offers…Read More
Foundation Brief Featured on SCOTUS Blog
SCOTUS Blog, a highly respected U.S. Supreme Court-watching resource, this week featured petitions, including one from the Parental Right Foundation, related to whether the High Court should take up the case I.B. v. Woodard. Woodard is the case in which the Parental Rights Foundation filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the…Read More
Foundation Files Brief to US Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — The Parental Rights Foundation today filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of I.B. and Jane Doe v. April Woodard. The aim of the brief is to urge the Supreme Court to halt unnecessary, traumatic strip-searches in child-welfare investigations. “It’s a tragedy,” said Parental Rights Foundation President Jim…Read More
Mandatory Home Visits Coming to Oregon?
Dear Champion of Parental Rights, Are the headlines true? Are universal mandatory home visits coming to Oregon in the near future? At first read, it appears Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s latest budget proposal would introduce over the next six years a program of mandatory in-home visits for every family with a newborn child. Not just…Read More
Strip Searches Harm Children
Three-Year-Old Girl Strip Searched Without Parental Knowledge Parental Rights Foundation & Friends File Vital Court Brief This morning the Parental Rights Foundation filed a friend of the court brief (“amicus brief”) with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the case of Doe v. Woodard. Our brief provides the court scholarship…Read More