Posts Tagged ‘Family’

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…

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“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…

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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…

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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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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…

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A Special Father’s Day Message from Shaun Alexander

Shaun Alexander celebrates a touchdown.

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…

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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…

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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

US Supreme Court

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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Review: They Took the Kids Last Night by Diane Redleaf

They Took the Kids Last Night

Looking for More on the Supreme Court amicus brief? It’s here (and we apologize for the extra click). —Michael T. Ramey, Executive Director Published in late 2018, Diane Redleaf’s They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk is an excellent read. Redleaf, who works with our lobbying arm in…

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