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  • David Cameron: parents should be taught how to control children

    01/12/2016 6:47:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 9, 2016 | Daniel Boffey
    The prime minister will call for a revolution in child rearing this weekend by suggesting that all parents should attend classes on how to discipline their children. In a move likely to enrage those fearful of an encroaching "nanny state", David Cameron will say that it should be the norm for parents to receive instruction on how to behave around their offspring. As part of a speech on the family, Cameron will announce plans for a parenting classes voucher scheme, claiming that all parents need help and that there is too little state-sponsored guidance on offer. "In the end, getting...
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 3:51:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 2, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT, REBECCA DOWNS
    Earlier this month, reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle canÂ’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her unborn child immediately after conception. Or, if she uses another method, she can increase her chances of health risks for...
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ‘LGBTQ+’

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,” Jarrett said in the White House statement. “Conversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” said the statement. “Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • Rand Paul wins victory for parents

    12/24/2014 10:46:37 AM PST · by Plummz · 4 replies
    Campaign 4 Liberty / WORLD magazine ^ | 12-18-2014 | Norm Singleton
    Newborn screening for medical disorders is becoming an increasingly common practice. This seems like a good thing; however, along with the potential benefits of screening, there are concerns that some states are not obtaining parental consent before doing the screening. There are also legitimate concerns that state governments will store the child's DNA in a database. No one should be surprised to learn that there is a federal program funding newborn screening, and readers of this blog should not be surprised to learn that legislation extending this program was rammed into law in the lame duck session of Congress. However,...
  • Huckabee's EXCLUSIVE interview with Justina Pelletier who was abducted by Mass. DCF

    06/28/2014 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies ^ | June 28, 2014 | You tube
    Huckabee has been Justina Pelletier's champion for the mast several months. Justina was abducted by Boston's Children's and Mass DCF on the grounds that her disease was all in her head - somatoform disorder.
  • Justina Pelletier belongs with her family, Massachusetts DCF says in legal motion

    06/11/2014 8:02:42 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies ^ | June 11, 2014 | Cristina Corbin
    The fate of a 16-year-old Connecticut girl at the center of a major medical custody dispute is in the hands of a Massachusetts judge, now that Bay State children's advocates have conceded Justina Pelletier should be returned to her family. In a controversial move, Pelletier was placed in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families more than a year ago, after two reputable Boston hospitals sparred in their diagnosis of the girl. snip In what Justina's attorneys are calling a "dramatic reversal," the Massachusetts DCF filed a motion agreeing that the teenager should be returned to her...
  • Alan Dershowitz offers to help #FreeJustina, says law is CLEAR and on the side of the parents

    03/29/2014 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies ^ | March 29, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Alan Dershowitz told Huckabee tonight that if everything we know about the #FreeJustina case is true, then this is a horrible abuse of human rights and of civil liberties. He said that Massachusetts law is clearly on the side of the parents, pointing out that if there is a conflict in medical opinion over a child under Massachusetts law, the dispute is settled by the parents, not the hospitals or the state. He even offered to help the parents get custody back of their daughter. Watch:
  • Father So Heartbroken About Daughter Held at Hospital Against His Will (truncated title)

    02/20/2014 9:19:39 AM PST · by CSM · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 17, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    The last time Lou Pelletier spoke with his 15-year-old daughter was Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. For this father of four, though, the day held a different meaning for his youngest valentine: It marked one year since she was taken and placed in a psychiatric ward against her parents’ will. “We need help,” Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview, explaining why he made the decision to break a judge’s gag order and talk about the situation. “I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” he said. “While still being able to live,” Jessica, one of Justina’s older sisters, added....
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children By

    02/11/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Yahoos ^ | 2-11-14 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first time .The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country.
  • NOT being "allowed" to drop a class?

    01/29/2014 1:39:54 AM PST · by MacMattico · 79 replies
    My daughter has a very bright and sweet friend that is doing horribly in Algebra II/Trigonometry in high school in NY state. She came over today and asked me if I could Tutor her in Math because she knew I had an Education degree used in a past life. I said Math wasn't my specialty, and I wouldn't be of much help. She started to cry and say she was going to fail and even though the class took all her time, she had failed her midterm miserably and had quiz grades in the low 30's! She went in for...
  • Children seized after swearing toddler video release

    01/09/2014 10:32:49 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 35 replies ^ | 1/9/14 | George Mathis
    Teaching a child racial epithets isn’t a crime, but it can lead to your children being taken from you. A police union in Nebraska has posted a video of a toddler using the “N-word” and a “slew of profanities” while arguing with adults over a toppled chair, reports CNN, who, unlike police, has blurred the face of the child. The kid even knows how to “shoot a bird.” The toddler and three other children were taken from the home Wednesday by Omaha police and Nebraska Child Protective Services. The police union, who says it got the video from a “local...
  • No release for Conn. teen caught in hospital dispute

    12/21/2013 1:51:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec 21, 2013 | Neil Swidey and Patricia Wen
    Linda and Lou Pelletier of West Hartford, Conn., went into juvenile court in Boston on Friday hoping a judge would return custody of their 15-year-old daughter to them. Justina’s life has been in limbo for more than 10 months, as the teenager has remained in state custody at Boston Children’s Hospital, mostly in a locked psychiatric ward, while her parents, doctors, and lawyers fought over her future. Dr. Mark Korson, the chief of metabolism at Tufts, had been treating Justina for that disorder (mitochondrial disease) for more than a year and had sent her to Children’s only because her Tufts...
  • Family battling Massachusetts hospital to bring daughter home

    12/21/2013 5:51:00 AM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | Decccccc20, 2013 | Karen Lee, Joseph Wenzel IV
    The saga goes back to February. The 15-year-old was getting treated for Mitochondrial Disease, which affects the muscles. When symptoms grew worse, Justina Pelletier ended up at Boston Children's Hospital. Doctors there came up with a startling diagnosis. They said Justina wasn't physically sick, but mentally sick with Somatoform Disorder. It's a mental illness where someone actually experiences physical pain. When her parents tried to take her out of the hospital, they were stopped. It's now become a custody battle between the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and her parents.
  • Human rights groups support Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law

    09/05/2013 8:24:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    LifeSite ^ | Sept. 5, 2013 | STEFANO GENNARINI, J.D.
    Human Rights organizations from around the world are supporting Russia’s effort to protect children from homosexual propaganda. A statement from civil society affirms the recently enacted Russian law, which imposes fines on individuals and groups that promote homosexuality among minors, as important steps towards fulfilling international obligations towards the family and minors. A Russian pro-family sign Organizations from around the world are “rushing” to offer their support according to Profesionales por la Etica, the Spain-based organization coordinating the effort. In just one week, 71 organizations have offered their support. Russia is protecting “genuine and universally recognized human rights against artificial...

    08/14/2013 3:18:00 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 211 replies ^ | August 13, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    “Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.” According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted. The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories below: Families where mom is not yet 21. Families where someone is a tobacco user. Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities. Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside...
  • N.J. appeals court: Ramapo Indian Hills Regional student conduct rules 'overbroad'

    11/26/2012 10:32:40 AM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies ^ | 07.24.12 | LESLIE BRODY
    An appellate division panel said Tuesday a Bergen County district’s policy for disciplining students for delinquent behavior that occurred off campus was “overbroad” and exceeded a school’s authority. The opinion upheld a prior ruling by the state education commissioner, who advised the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District to revise its policy. Known as “Regulation 6145,” the disputed policy said students would be temporarily suspended from sports and other extracurricular activities if they were arrested at any time, on campus or off, for allegedly drinking alcohol, using drugs, or violating a criminal statute or municipal ordinance. When then-Acting Education...
  • Big Brother goes on spanking binge; Government looking to usurp parental authority

    06/27/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies ^ | June 26, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Swatting little Johnny on the bottom to make sure he doesn’t try again to put a fork in an electrical socket soon could make mom or dad a criminal subject to the penalties of child-abuse laws in Delaware. And an international family rights organization says it not only opposes the idea, it will be working with state organizations to try to defeat the plan. At issue is Delaware’s Senate Bill 234, which has been approved by the Senate and now is working its way through the House. “Senate Bill 234, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins (District 7), creates...
  • AB 499 Passes CA Senate Permits Consent for STD Vaccinations by 12 year olds

    09/01/2011 9:31:17 PM PDT · by Fred · 25 replies
    Catholics for the Common Good ^ | 090111 | Catholics for the Common Good
    SACRAMENTO, CA, September 1, 2011--AB 499, the bill that permits 12 year old children to give consent without their parents' knowledge for vaccines or other medication to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, passed the CA Senate yesterday on a 22-17 vote. The Governor could take action on the bill any time between September 9 and October 9. Ask the governor to veto AB 499. (See how senators voted) This bill is one of the most egregious violations of parental rights, next to the right to provide abortions for minors without parent knowledge. If it passes, parents will have no right to...
  • Scalia wrong, Thomas right on violent video games

    06/30/2011 4:39:19 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 293 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30, 2011 | Ken Klukowski
    Those who paint U.S. Supreme Court justices with a broad brush only prove they don't really understand the court. Justice Antonin Scalia was dead wrong in striking down California's restriction on selling horribly violent video games to children. And Justice Clarence Thomas did a spectacular job of showing why the Founders would uphold this law. California enacted a law restricting the sale of graphically violent video games to children, requiring an adult to make the purchase. One such graphic game involves the player torturing a girl as she pleads for mercy, urinating on her, dousing her with gasoline and setting...
  • 3 Year Battle For Parental Rights - Mother vs Former Girlfriend (Amazing story)

    06/10/2011 8:46:34 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 31 replies
    610 AM WTVN eadio ^ | 6/9/2011 | Unknown
    The following was provided by Chuck Douglas - Talk Show Host for WTVN 610 AM Radio in Columbus, Ohio. JULIE SMITH CASE IS FINALLY MOVING FORWARD I have had Julie on the show a couple of times. I got this press release today. Pay particular attention to the next to last paragraph. For Immediate Release June 10, 2011 Mother Sentenced to Jail Vindicated by Appeals Court On June 9, 2011, the Tenth District Court of Appeals for Franklin County vindicated the Mother of a seven-year old child who was sentenced to jail twice for refusing to comply with multiple invalid...
  • HOMESCHOOLING: Prosecution is waged abroad, while troubling trends abound in US

    02/23/2011 6:47:25 AM PST · by metmom · 21 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Posted on Feb 22, 2011 | Erin Roach
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--As the practice of homeschooling continues to grow, an expert has noticed a "marked increase" in the scrutiny that parents and students can face when they choose to pursue an education at home. "I think what we're seeing is unfortunately a growing trend," Michael Farris, chancellor of Patrick Henry College, told Baptist Press. Some of the most severe cases are happening overseas, in countries such as Germany and Sweden where families are being fined thousands of dollars for homeschooling their children and government authorities are removing children from homes. Religion News Service reported that in Bavaria, police entered...
  • Nanny State’s Best Judgment?

    02/23/2011 8:11:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 23, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Let’s play Guess the Country. I’ll describe a scenario, and you guess where it happened. A mother goes to the grocery store for 30 minutes, leaving her 14-year-old son to baby-sit his 3-year-old brother. Nothing bad happens while she is out. Nonetheless, based on the belief that her brief shopping excursion endangered her children, police cite the mother for “committing an act of cruelty on a child or young person,” an offense that is reported to the bureau of criminal records. This results in the woman losing her job as a health care worker and prohibits her from working in...
  • N.J. Supreme Court rules state agency lacked evidence to remove teen from home

    01/27/2011 8:09:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies ^ | January 26, 2011 | MEGAN DEMARCO
    Slapping a teenager or taking money from her paycheck to pay family bills is hardly admirable, but doesn’t constitute child neglect or abuse, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In a 7-0 decision, the court found the state Division of Youth and Family Services lacked sufficient evidence to remove a teenager from her father and stepmother’s home in 2008, and dropped the abuse and neglect judgement against her stepmother. "The parental decisions made within this family unit may not have been exemplars of stellar parenting, but they did not rise to the level of Title Nine violations," wrote Justice Jaynee...
  • Beware: Leftist Witch Hunt against Haredim

    06/17/2010 6:39:57 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 51 replies · 468+ views
    Editor's note: Israel has been in an uproar this week over the Supreme Court ruling forcing Ashkenazi parents to send their daughters to (a private) school track where they will be in classes with Sephardic girls. The parents refuse to do so, and the court ruled that they must be jailed. The issue is being framed by the media as racism and antagonism is running high. Moshe Feiglin has a completely different view:The demonization campaign against the Haredim is pre-meditated - no doubt about it. Suddenly, everyone is very concerned over what subjects the Haredim are teaching their students. Suddenly...
  • U.N. Report Advocates Teaching Masturbation to 5-Year-Olds

    08/28/2009 10:40:12 AM PDT · by Is2C · 22 replies · 1,056+ views ^ | 08/26/2009 | UNESCO
    NEW YORK — The United Nations is recommending that children as young as five receive mandatory sexual education that would teach even pre-kindergarteners about masturbation and topics like gender violence. The U.N.'s Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released a 98-page report in June offering a universal lesson plan for kids ranging in age from 5-18, an "informed approach to effective sex, relationships" and HIV education that they say is essential for "all young people." The U.N. insists the program is "age appropriate," but critics say it's exposing kids to sex far too early, and offers up abstract ideas —...
  • Palin stands firm on consent

    03/28/2009 5:24:32 AM PDT · by radar101 · 42 replies · 1,142+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 03/27/09 | SEAN COCKERHAM
    ABORTION: State lawmakers consider compromise requiring parental notification. By SEAN COCKERHAM JUNEAU -- State legislators are talking about compromising on a major abortion battle over parental consent, but Gov. Sarah Palin isn't interested in the deal. The compromise under discussion would be legislation that requires parental notification but not consent. That means parents would have to be told about their teenager's plan to have an abortion but wouldn't have to give their permission for it to happen. North Pole Republican Rep. John Coghill, with Palin's backing, is still pushing for the full version generally requiring parental consent before girls...
  • Boxer Seeks to Ratify U.N. Treaty That May Erode U.S. Rights

    02/25/2009 11:29:27 AM PST · by Ugot2Bkidding · 23 replies · 1,495+ views
    Foxnews,com ^ | 2/25/2009 | Joseph Abrams
    Sen. Barbara Boxer is urging the U.S. to ratify a United Nations measure meant to expand the rights of children, a move critics are calling a gross assault on parental rights that could rob the U.S. of sovereignty. The California Democrat is pushing the Obama administration to review the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, a nearly 20-year-old international agreement that has been foundering on American shores since it was signed by the Clinton administration in 1995 but never ratified. Critics say the treaty, which creates "the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion"...
  • IL' Parental Notification of Abortion Act: Thomas More Society's Long Battle for Law's Enforcement

    01/14/2009 7:17:59 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 243+ views ^ | January 13, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On Wednesday, January 14th, the Chicago-based Thomas More Society (TMS) will be arguing in the Court of Appeals (7th Circuit) along with Lisa Madigan's Illinois Solicitor General in defense of Illinois' long moribund Parental Notice Law of 1995 which the federal courts enjoined when the Illinois Supreme Court refused to issue necessary procedural rules for "expedited, confidential bypass hearings." TMS's special counsel, Paul Linton, lobbied for a consortium of Illinois pro-life and pro-family groups with DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett, who then petitioned the newly reconstituted Supreme Court (all but one of whose members weren't on the old Court...
  • Judge Dismisses Home-Schooling Credentials Case

    07/12/2008 7:40:42 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 225+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 12, 2008 | Seema Mehta
    A controversial legal ruling that outlawed most forms of home schooling in California will face greater scrutiny because the underlying family court case was dismissed earlier this week. News of the decision broke Friday as thousands of members of the Christian Home Educators Assn. of California met in Long Beach, where they opened with: "We pray God you deliver home-schoolers in California from the mouth of the lion. . . . Change the hearts of these judges, we pray." The issue remains in legal limbo. On Thursday, the family court judge terminated its jurisdiction over two of the eight children...
  • Should Home-Schooling Be Illegal? (Silly Poll to Freep)

    06/04/2008 8:32:04 AM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 103 replies · 118+ views
    Parade Magazine ^ | June 1, 2008 | Lyric Wallwork Winik, Patricia Greco, and Wayne Kalyn
    Poll Question: Should parents need teaching credentials to home-school their kids? Article Quote: “If upheld, the California ruling will send shock waves nationwide,” says Richard Kahlenberg, the author of a number of books on education. He says the case “pits those who believe parental rights are paramount against those who place a premium on well-educated citizens.”
  • Mom' and 'Dad' banished by California

    10/13/2007 4:19:32 AM PDT · by Man50D · 284 replies · 2,323+ views ^ | October 13, 2007
    "Mom and Dad" as well as "husband and wife" have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose. "We are shocked and appalled that the governor has blatantly attacked traditional family values in California," said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute. "With this decision, Gov. Schwarzenegger has told parents that their values are irrelevant. Many parents will have no choice but to pull their children out of the public...
  • Child welfare officials have no duty to parents: top court (Canada)

    07/28/2007 1:07:09 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 3 replies · 432+ views
    CBC (Constant Bolshevik Crap) ^ | Friday, July 27, 2007 | Some Staff Comrade
    Child welfare officials have no duty to parents: top court CBC News - Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2007 | 12:07 PM ET Child welfare authorities don't owe parents a duty of care, Canada's top court ruled Friday, saying such an obligation would put the treatment of children at risk by creating a conflict of duties. The unanimous Supreme Court of Canada ruling marks the end of a lengthy battle by a southwestern Ontario family for millions of dollars in damages. They claimed a treatment centre and social worker owed them a responsibility and had been negligent by depriving...
  • What's the Rush?

    07/01/2007 3:27:40 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 652 replies · 9,302+ views
    ProLifeblogs ^ | June 27 2007 | plb
    <p>Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who died in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.</p> <p>"What is the rush?" he asked. "This is not the first time we've heard of cases like this where doctors want to write off the chance of recovery, and the family, when they're told this, will make a decision to end a person's life.</p>
  • Jesse Ramirez Wakes From Coma as Terri Schiavo-Type Battle Rages

    06/28/2007 11:10:39 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 13 replies · 986+ views ^ | June 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Phoenix, AZ ( -- Arizona resident Jesse Ramirez was severely injured in a car crash in a May 30 car accident and a legal battle ensued over the man's life. It pitted his wife and family against each other over whether his life support should be maintained but now Ramirez has awaken from the coma appears to be on the road to recovery. Ramirez, 36, suffered traumatic brain injury in the accident and he had been in a minimally conscious state for just over a week when doctors told his family he may never recover. His wife made the decision...
  • Parents fume over salacious sex lesson

    03/10/2007 2:26:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies · 3,041+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 10, 2007 | Tracy Dell'Angela
    A health teacher made 8th graders read aloud explicit questions about oral sex and masturbation during a sex-education lesson at a suburban school this week, outraging parents who demanded the teacher be disciplined. The principal at Wolcott School in Thornton said he learned of the lesson early Friday after numerous phone calls from parents and directed the health teacher to apologize to his class for the two-day lesson. Parents say this apology isn't enough. They plan to attend the Thornton School District board meeting next week to demand that the 27-year-old teacher, Scott Groff, be suspended or fired. "My daughter...
  • No Spanking Bill (New Proposed California Law)

    01/14/2007 6:13:46 AM PST · by gobucks · 96 replies · 3,451+ views
    FOX 40 KTXL ^ | 11 Jan 07 | KTXL
    SACRAMENTO — A new bill wants to outlaw parents from spanking their children. The assemblywoman sponsoring the measure wants to protect those who can't defend themselves, but is it taking governing too far? Spanking is a touchy issue for many people. Some use it. Others don't. An assemblywoman wants to ban all forms, even a slap on the hand. Speaker Pro Temp Sally Lieber plans to introduce a bill that would ban any form of spanking on kids less than three years old. That's includes spanking hands, faces or bottoms. Lieber said, "That would include slapping spanking smacking hitting punching,...
  • New American heroes -- parents fight against a gay agenda in America's schools

    10/13/2006 5:25:19 PM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 24 replies · 1,016+ views
    Renew America ^ | October 13, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    New American heroes -- parents fight against a gay agenda in America's schools Kevin Fobbs October 13, 2006 Each day millions of students are sent off by their parents to build a solid academic base as well as to learn about our American values in school. What happens when the topics your child may be learning are ideals and values that marginalize how you have raised them and articulate an agenda that compromises your family's religious beliefs and those of the vast majority of Americans? Is this a church and state separation argument or is this a parental rights revolution...
  • House Passes Pro-Life Parents' Rights Bill

    09/26/2006 11:01:19 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 534+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | 27 September 2006 | Wendy Cloyd
    The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), H.R. 748, passed the House today, 264-153. The bill, which had bipartisan support, would make it illegal to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion in order to avoid state parental-involvement laws. A similar bill, the Child Custody Protection Act, passed both chambers, but was stalled when the Democratic leadership chose not to appoint members to a conference committee. Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), said the vote sends a strong signal to the Senate to do the same. "This is the only pro-life legislation considered by Congress...
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals continued war against reason

    08/19/2006 3:26:43 PM PDT · by Zack Nguyen · 84 replies · 1,483+ views , Ninth Circuit website ^ | November 2005 | Gary North/
    More news on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals continued war against reason. In the case Fields v. Palmdale (November 2, 2005), parents sued the Palmdale School District for giving a survey, which included ten questions of a sexual nature, to students between the ages of seven and ten. The School District sent a note home to parents asking for parental consent to engage their children in a survey of early trauma. The note did not mention sex. The School District, collaborating with the School of Psychology and Seymour, developed and administered the questionnaire to first, third, and fifth grade...
  • Senate wades back into abortion debate

    07/21/2006 2:21:09 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 25 replies · 601+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 7/21/06 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    The Senate reopened the abortion debate Friday in advance of the midterm elections, this time over a bill that would make it a federal crime to take a teenager across state lines to end a pregnancy without a parent's knowledge. Supporters of the bill say such incidents often occur when a girl, or the man involved, wants to evade homestate parental consent laws. Opponents say the bill would make criminals of well-meaning confidants, such as relatives and clergy members, who might help a pregnant teen whose parents are abusive. Much of the discussion Friday concerned how to balance a parent's...
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/19/2006 10:41:42 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 189 replies · 3,486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Tamar Lewin
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • Ex Supreme Court Justice O'Connor Bashes Pro-Life Advocates on Terri Schiavo

    03/13/2006 12:30:47 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 162 replies · 3,614+ views ^ | March 13, 2006 | by Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor used a speech at Georgetown University to attack pro-life lawmakers who sided with Terri Schiavo's parents in their efforts to prevent their daughter's euthanasia death. She claimed a Congressional effort to have federal courts review the case was a first step towards a dictatorship. O'Connor, who backs abortion, announced her retirement last year and was recently replaced by federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito, who pro-life advocates hope will be more open to upholding laws that protect the right to life. "We must be ever-vigilant against those who would...
  • Nursery opts for 'rainbow' sheep (Baa-Baa Black Sheep deemed racially insesitive for pre-schoolers)

    03/08/2006 8:53:31 AM PST · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 881+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wed, Mar 8, 2006
    Pre-school children attending two nurseries in Oxfordshire are being taught a new version of Baa Baa Black Sheep - Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep. Critics say altering the words of the traditional nursery rhyme is an example of political correctness gone too far. But the charity running the nurseries, Parents and Children Together (Pact), said the move was educational, not motivated by racial concerns. Pact said children were encouraged to use a wide range of words in songs. Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full; One for the master, And one for the...
  • Urge Arnold VETO AB606, which would make every CA school a trans-bi-homosexual school..or else!

    03/03/2006 7:00:03 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 45 replies · 2,509+ views
    save ^ | march 3 06 | save
    AB606 would give inappropriate, draconian power to the California Superintendent of Public Instruction to unilaterally withhold state funds from school districts that don’t promote transsexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality according to his arbitrary “standards.” Because two-thirds of a school districts’ funds come from the state, AB 606 would interrupt and destroy the academic learning of millions of California schoolchildren. AB 606 attacks local control by removing the time-honored authority of school boards to select appropriate curriculum related to sexual matters. For example, all schools would be required to define “gender” as “a person's gender identity and gender related appearance and behavior...
  • The Boston Globe: Pimping for 'gays'

    02/26/2006 12:58:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 1,421+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/25/06 | John Haskins
    An open letter to Helen Donovan, editor of the Globe on its article "Gay principals soon take helm at both Newton high schools." Dear Helen: Under your supervision – or that of another of the homosexuality marketeers now running the Globe – we got this latest little goodie: "Jennifer Price, 34, is a doctoral student at Harvard's Graduate School of Education who lives in Newton with her spouse and their two young children. She takes over at Newton North High School in July." Now, Helen, you're not intentionally avoiding a franker use of English just so the precipitously declining...
  • Judge rules in favor of magazine

    12/24/2005 1:18:49 PM PST · by JustAnotherOkie · 26 replies · 825+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | Dec, 24 2005 | Penny Cockerell
    Family of slain soldier loses lawsuit over publication of open-casket photo The family of a slain soldier had sued Harper's magazine. TULSA - A family's privacy was not invaded when photos taken at the open-casket funeral of an Oklahoma soldier killed in Iraq were published in Harper's magazine, a federal judge ruled Friday. Sgt. Kyle Adam Brinlee was the first combat-related death for the Oklahoma National Guard since the Korean War and his funeral attracted about 1,200 people, including Gov. Brad Henry. The media were invited to attend and take photos at his funeral, held in the Pryor High School...
  • Meant to save teen lives, survey now under siege

    12/16/2005 7:35:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 777+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.13.05 | BEV McCARRON
    When the sixth teenage suicide hit, Anne Einhorn, a Cherry Hill mother and school board member, remembers sitting helplessly in her kitchen as her son and his friends vented over why it kept happening. The first was a girl, in 2000. The last one, an eighth grader, took his life, with no apparent warning, in the spring of 2004. "It was frightening," Einhorn said. "And it seemed they were getting younger as time went on." The Cherry Hill school district wasn't going to wait for another. Last year, substance abuse counselor Jen DiStefano brought in a screening process -- one...
  • "Baby Charlotte Goes Home" (Drs. Overstepping Parents' Rights?)

    12/06/2005 9:09:05 AM PST · by pillut48 · 16 replies · 686+ views
    Sky News ^ | Tuesday December 06, 2005
    "Severely disabled Charlotte Wyatt has been allowed home from hospital for the first time since she was born two years ago. Last month, her parents overturned a High Court ruling which said doctors need not give her artificial ventilation in a life-threatening situation..."
  • Americans Favor Parental Involvement in Teen Abortion Decisions

    11/30/2005 1:28:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies · 884+ views
    The Gallup Poll ^ | 11.30.05 | Lydia Saad
    Page:  1, 2   Next The fate of a New Hampshire law requiring parents of minor girls to be notified before their daughters can have an abortion now rests with the Supreme Court. Opening arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England begin Wednesday.Most U.S. adults think parents should not just be notified, but should have to give their permission, before a minor daughter has an abortion. For more than a decade, Gallup has found roughly 7 in 10 Americans favoring laws that require women under 18 to receive parental consent for any abortion. The latest poll, conducted...
  • 70% of Americans Back Abortion Parental Notification Laws: Poll

    11/28/2005 5:46:56 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 804+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 29 November 2005 | Terry Vanderheyden
    WASHINGTON, November 28, 2005 ( – As the New Hampshire Attorney General gets ready to defend a challenge of the state’s parental notification law at the US Supreme Court, a recent poll has found almost 70% of Americans support the measure. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted earlier this month found 69% of 1,006 adults questioned favored parental consent before a minor child’s abortion, with 28% of respondents opposed. The poll also found that 64% were in favor of spousal notification before abortion, while 34% opposed spousal notification. Although the majority of respondents opposed an all-out constitutional ban on abortion, more...