Posts Tagged ‘Family’
Parental Rights Foundation Files Amicus Brief With Texas Supreme Court
On Friday, we filed a major amicus curiae (Latin for “friend of the court”) brief with the Texas Supreme Court in a grandparent visitation case. Our brief argued that courts should not overrule parents’ wishes unless the parents are proven to be unfit by “clear and convincing” evidence. You can read the brief here. We…Read More
Parents Are Winning. That’s Why Opponents Are Turning Us Into Bogeymen.
Are “parental rights” some secret Bat Signal for right-wing evangelicals? The answer is yes, if you are writing for Salon. In a recent article, author Kathryn Joyce argued that “parental rights” is really the latest attempt of right-wing evangelicals to win elections. Joyce has a long history of trying to pin blame on right-wing evangelicals. She…Read More
The “Dead Zone” After Election Day
Yesterday was Election Day in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and New Jersey. So, this morning our news here in Northern Virginia is all about what happened and what we can expect come January, even while around us we seem to be entering a political “dead zone.” Don’t get me wrong. It’s a welcome “dead zone,” when phones…Read More
“America’s Hidden Foster Care System” in Review
Josh Gupta-Kagan, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, recently released an article on “America’s Hidden Foster Care System.” The article has been peer-reviewed and is being prepared for an upcoming edition of the Stanford Law Review. In his eye-opening 66-page work, the author calls attention to an often overlooked…Read More
What Is the Biggest Threat to Parental Rights?
I’ve been fighting for parental rights for over ten years, and you might be amazed to hear what I’ve come to believe is the biggest threat to parental rights. Because the biggest threat to the legal rights of families in America today isn’t that more than 2,000 children are removed from their families every three…Read More
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…Read More
Call for Family Attorneys in Massachusetts
Dear Parental Rights Champion in Massachusetts, We often receive requests from families who need legal representation to keep their families together, but the Parental Rights Foundation does not have those resources available. However, one of our allies, the Massachusetts Family Institute, is working on building just such a network in your state. While MFI’s allies…Read More
A Special Father’s Day Message from Shaun Alexander
My name is Shaun Alexander, and I’m the vice-president of the Parental Rights Foundation. From 2000 – 2008 I played in the National Football League, eight years in Seattle for the Seahawks and my last year in DC for the Washington Redskins. In 2005, I was named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL, having…Read More
National Conference on Child Abuse Takes a Surprising Turn
When I entered the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect on April 24, I felt like a spy. I was properly registered and wore my name tag proudly, yet I feared I might be grossly out of place. After all, here I was representing the rights of parents among agencies and organizations who routinely…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