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Life or Death: Yet Another Charlie Gard?

The hospitals of Britain are at it again. The “medical experts” have deduced that somehow death is actually in the best interests of Tafida Raqeeb, just as they decided for Alfie Evans in 2016 and Charlie Gard in 2017. That’s like a car salesman telling you to just walk. Everywhere. It’s like a kindergarten teacher…

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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…

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Foundation Files Brief to US Supreme Court

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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…

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Phila. Public Defenders, Lancaster Co. Foster Parents Hit with $4.5M Judgment in Child Abuse Case

For a period of three-and-a-half years, the children were taken to the basement of the Lancaster County home in which they lived, were told to lie down on a freezer, and were beaten by hand or with objects, according to court papers https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2018/11/26/phila-public-defenders-lancaster-co-foster-parents-hit-with-4-5m-judgment-in-child-abuse-case/?fbclid=IwAR0ZUqTWgk3_wNqH6AhENR7jdmt9Uuop9oP0qRsLHoLG2eREpuOTjQ9HDWs&slreturn=20190101095057  

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Quick Take: Good and Bad News

Good news: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against counties examining “the genitals of children removed from homes on suspicion of abuse without a court order or consent from their parents.” Bad news: San Diego County had been performing these examinations “even in cases in which sexual abuse was not suspected.”…

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Paid to Pull Children from Their Homes

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“The federal government has always paid us only if we pull children from their homes” Crouch is West Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources, head of the department of the same name. Last week Crouch spoke to state lawmakers about upcoming changes resulting from the Family First Prevention Services Act, recently passed as part…

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New Guidance Protects Student Privacy, Parents’ Rights

New Guidance Protects Student Privacy, Parents’ Rights

New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is bolstering protection for student privacy, while sending a warning to organizations who might abuse the ACT and SAT testing systems for your child’s data. Background Traditionally, students registered and paid for the tests on their own with parental consent. The nature of the privacy relationship…

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Arizona’s New Law

Arizona recently passed a law that limits the situations in which children can be removed from their parents without a court order. https://www.azcentral.com/…/new-law-defines-when…/509555002/ It remains to be seen, though, if the law will indeed help limit needless removals, as this article from last fall explains. https://www.azcentral.com/…/arizona-department-c…/705733001/ Now is the time to continue pushing for parental…

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The Law Versus Judge Lyris Younge

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Photo from Google.Room 5A of the Philadelphia Family Court is one of those places parental rights go to die. Or it would be, if presiding judge Lyris Younge had her way. “She has the capacity to be a good judge,” one lawyer who has served before her told The Legal Intelligencer for a recent article,…

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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…

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