Building a Legal Bulwark to Defend Families

There is no question that the battle over parental rights is heating up. While parents have won electoral and legislative victories across the nation in recent months, those who think government bureaucrats, and not parents, should decide how our children are raised, educated, and nurtured, are not meekly surrendering.  The fight over the heart and…

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Big News in Our Federal Lawsuit Against DC’s Minor Consent Act

Last Thursday, March 3, US District Judge Trevor McFadden heard oral arguments in the Parental Rights Foundation’s suit to end the DC Minor Consent Act. The law, passed in late 2020, forces DC children as young as 11 years to make their own decisions regarding vaccinations by making the child’s own consent legally binding, without…

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Foundation Sues Virginia AG Mark Herring, Challenges New Virginia Statute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE//October 28, 2021//Richmond, VA — The Parental Rights Foundation, on behalf of a Virginia family, today sued Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, challenging a new Virginia statute that says parents may not consider religion when hiring a babysitter. Jane and Scott adopted their daughter, M.W., in 2015. Because M.W. has medical conditions, the…

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Breaking: Foundation Goes to Court September 2

The federal court hearing our lawsuit against DC’s Minor Consent to Vaccination Act announced yesterday that oral arguments have been scheduled for September 2.  The Foundation filed suit on behalf of Shanita Williams, Victor Booth, and two other sets of parents to halt the Minor Consent Act in mid-July, and the court agreed to a…

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Kentucky Court Rejects Immunity Claim

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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Foundation Files New Brief Defending Parents’ Rights

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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We Won! One Texas Family’s Victory

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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Victory for Parents at the Texas Supreme Court

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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The Next Troxel Case? We’re Weighing In!

A parental rights case that bears a striking resemblance to Troxel is going before the Texas Supreme Court, and could be on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court—and the Parental Rights Foundation is weighing in! The last time parental rights came before the U.S. Supreme Court was in Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57…

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