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.” To quote Judge Kim, the children whose parents filed the lawsuit “were subjected to invasive, potentially traumatizing procedures absent constitutionally required safeguards.”

While we rejoice that this practice has been ruled against, the fact that it existed illustrates how much #ParentalRights are eroding in our country.