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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He wasn’t opposed to sharing his daughter’s time with other significant people in her life. But did the court have the power to make that decision for him? That was the question one Texas father took all the way to his state’s supreme court. And by way of an amicus curiae (or “friend of the…

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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted last week to adopt model legislation presented by the Parental Rights Foundation that would require due process before a parent’s name can be added to a state’s child abuse register. According to their website, ALEC “is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the…

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 It’s a parent’s worst nightmare—the littlest one has just taken a tumble down the stairs. And now you have to decide: Do you traumatize her with an un­necessary trip to the ER? Or do you stay home and risk your child’s health if she really is injured more than you can see? That was the…

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A Texas Supreme Court ruling issued Friday constitutes a victory for parents everywhere, and especially for this father in Texas. “We are beyond excited!” the father told us in a Facebook message on Monday. “It’s our 2020 bright spot.” The case is In re C.J.C., Relator, and it’s one in which the Parental Rights Foundation…

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A few weeks ago we planned to answer your questions about parents’ rights in the final episode of the Parental Rights Podcast. While we had an urgent news story come up instead, we still wanted to go through your questions and answer them as best we could. Where listeners asked similar questions, we’ve combined those into…

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