Posts Tagged ‘medical’

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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Quick Take: Good and Bad News

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.”…

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Medically Kidnapped, Forced to Escape

Mayo Clinic

 Image from Google Earth of a Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Here we go again. Just when I started to think nothing would surprise me anymore, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota held a teenager hostage a la Justina Pelletier, working to cut her parents out of the picture and take control of the girl’s healthcare…

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Alfie Evans: A Judge, Not Parents, Decides a Baby’s Fate

Alfie Evans

Picture from #ALFIESARMY Twitter page Earlier this year, the world watched as baby Alfie Evans’ fate was decided, not by his loving, fit parents, but by a judge. Below are some news articles on the case, along with brief commentary. Alder Hey spent more than £145K on legal fees – This article explains that the…

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Charlie Guard: Do Parents or Judges Decide?

The United Kingdom’s highest court has determined it was in Charlie Gard’s “best interest” for his parents to give up on him and watch him die. The European Court of Human Rights sadly agreed. Under European law, this rendered Charlie hopeless, his parents powerless to intervene. His parents raised more than $1.6 million in private…

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Medical Child Abuse: Sean’s Story

Gary and Nancy took their nine-month-old son, Sean, into his “regular pediatrician’s office” (p. 25) because he seemed to be having trouble moving around. Due to an orthopedist not being able to see him quickly, though, they wound up at a hospital. At the hospital, Sean was subjected to a skeletal survey and CT scan…

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Medical Child Abuse: Justin’s Story

Imagine taking your 35-day-old infant, who had been ill since birth and under medical care, into the hospital due to vomiting and being told that the CT scans showed “an acute skull fracture” (p. 33). In reality, baby Justin did not have a skull fracture, but no one knew that yet. His parents had no…

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Medical Child Abuse: Baby Richard’s Story

Imagine finding yourself accused of child abuse because you can’t explain how your four-week-old baby fractured his leg. That’s exactly what happened in the case of baby Richard. The parents simply took their 4-week-old baby boy to the hospital for a swollen leg, and then found themselves accused of abuse. To prevent losing custody, they…

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State of Parental Rights in America 2017

The Supreme Court once declared, “This primary role of parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.” Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972) at 232. So, how are we doing with that “enduring American tradition” today? Unfortunately, not so well. Even with advances in some…

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