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  • Seattle Schools to 6th Graders: No Soda For You, But Here's An IUD

    07/03/2015 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    From mandates about what food children can eat to draconian attendance policies, it’s becoming increasingly clear that parental rights do not exist when you send your child to public school, as The Blaze’s Matt Walsh has argued before. But in Seattle, it’s even worse. In at least 13 public schools in the area, where kids are banned from even having soda or candy, middle and high school-aged girls can get a taxpayer-funded IUD without their parents’ consent. CNS News reports: [Long-acting reversible contraceptives] are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by...
  • 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, LifeNews.com 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 can’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...
  • Should Unvaccinated Children Be Forced to Stay Home From School? [Parental Rights vs Public Health]

    06/10/2015 7:37:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/10/2015 | Theodore Dalrymple
    It so happened that I was preparing an introduction to an anthology of the writings of Edmund Burke when I read an article in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine with the title “Social Distancing and the Unvaccinated.” One of Burke’s main contentions, at least according to me, is that politics are, or ought to be, more than the application of abstract first principles to practical affairs: and, as if to prove him right, along came this article. The question was this: if it is permissible for parents to refuse to have their children immunized against...
  • 9 Secrets to Keep Your Daughter From Becoming a Slut

    05/22/2015 10:12:39 AM PDT · by WILLIALAL · 32 replies
    PJ LIfestyle ^ | March 9, 2014 | Megan Fox
    Some politically incorrect parenting tips to make sure you don't end up with a Miley Cyrus wannabe in your family......
  • Parental rights in Louisiana

    05/17/2015 9:22:31 AM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 11 replies
    The renumbering and reshuffling of the law makes it very difficult to follow what SB134 is doing. The new law seems much weaker than the old law. The rights are being limited to only married parents. Under the old law, they were enjoyed by all legitimate children. Perhaps they were also enjoyed by all illegitimate children, but I did not read that section for this issue yet. The law for illegitimate children is completely deleted. Footnotes state to use the tutor laws for all children of single, and divorced parents. I have not found a similar section in the tutor...
  • Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth

    04/08/2015 5:49:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 142 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old transgender youth, Leelah Alcorn, stunned her friends and a vast Internet audience in December when she threw herself in front of a tractor-trailer after writing in an online suicide note that religious therapists had tried to convert her back to being a boy. In response, President Obama this week will call for an end to such psychiatric therapies aimed at “repairing” gay, lesbian and transgender youth, White House officials said. His decision on the sensitive issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights. In a statement to be posted on Wednesday evening...
  • Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson Spying on Kids’ Social Media Accounts

    03/15/2015 9:45:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is “monitoring” children’s social media accounts for possible leaks about the Common Core-aligned PARCC tests.
  • How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

    03/04/2015 9:41:27 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies
    Source: TopMastersInEducation.com
  • Richard Dawkins: Children need to be "protected" from religion

    02/25/2015 5:36:23 AM PST · by Heartlander · 30 replies
    Irish Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Joe Humphreys
    Richard Dawkins: Children need to be ‘protected’ from religion ‘You have to write off those people’ who put the Bible ahead of science, author says Children need to be “protected” from religious indoctrination in schools, biologist and atheist campaigner Richard Dawkins has said, backing a campaign by Atheist Ireland to overhaul our education system.Speaking to The Irish Times in advance of a public talk at Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday evening, Prof Dawkins said: “There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children and I think the balance has swung...
  • High court upholds mom's conviction in faith-healing case

    02/14/2015 3:53:22 AM PST · by don-o · 15 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | February 13, 2015 | Jamie Satterfield
    Using a Loudon County case as a backdrop, the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday upheld for the first time a parent’s right to choose faith over medicine — even if a child dies as a result. “This is a case of first impression,” Justice Gary R. Wade wrote in the court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of Tennessee’s Spiritual Treatment Exemption Act.
  • From science to scientism in the Obama era

    02/09/2015 11:31:17 AM PST · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Feb. 7, 2015 | John G. West
    From science to scientism in the Obama era  | An excerpt from the newly updated edition of John G. West’s Darwin Day in America Just how far some [Obama] administration officials were willing to take the idea that science should override ethical concerns became apparent with the disclosure of a multiyear experiment funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involving more than 1,300 premature infants. As part of the experiment, premature infants were randomly assigned to receive higher or lower levels of oxygen. Those receiving lower levels of oxygen were more likely to die, while those receiving higher levels of...
  • Hillary Clinton, Obama entangled in vaccines debate as old comments resurface

    02/04/2015 6:56:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Democrats were gleeful when Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul got tangled this week in the debate over the Disneyland measles outbreak, until similar words from the pasts of President Obama and 2016 front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton came out. Mr. Christie walked back his recent comments calling for “balance” and a role for “parental choice” on childhood vaccines, saying in a Monday statement that “with a disease like measles, there’s no question kids should be vaccinated.” But the Democratic posturing as the party of science was short-lived. Several websites promptly dug up a comment from Mr. Obama during the 2008...
  • Mandatory Vaccine Critic: Risks of Shots Understated

    02/04/2015 12:15:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    A critic of mandatory child vaccinations made no apologies for her views in an appearance on Newsmax TV Tuesday, and said that public anger over the Disneyland measles outbreak should be directed at pharmaceutical companies and the federal government, not people like her. "What's happening is people are freaking out about measles outbreaks," Louise Kuo Habakus said ina combative interview with "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner. "They're pointing the finger at unvaccinated children and non-vaccinated families, when really what needs to happen is people need to be pointing the finger at industry and at Congress." Habakus, co-founder of a group called...

    02/03/2015 8:40:24 AM PST · by Thurstan · 95 replies
    EpicTimes ^ | 2/3/15 | Jerry Doyle
    Have you ever run across couples who want to tell you “we’re pregnant”? It’s part of the gender neutrality, everyone is the same, there is no difference between men and women, nonsense.
  • Pro-choice book to teens: keeping your abortion secret may be a positive experience

    01/30/2015 12:07:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 28, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    K Kaufmann wrote a book called The Abortion Resource Handbook, which is meant to guide women through their abortion decisions. It is aimed specifically toward women considering abortion. To put it mildly, the book takes a pro-choice position. In one passage, the author encourages teens not to tell their parents: However sad or angry you feel right now, keep in mind that not involving a parent is often a sign of maturity – that you are able to make and take responsibility for your own decisions. Keeping the pregnancy and abortion a secret may even turn out to be a...
  • Leelah's law Change.org petition receives 233K signatures in two days

    01/03/2015 2:46:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    FOX19 ^ | Jan 03, 2015 | Nathan Vicar
    (FOX19) - A Change.org petition asking to ban transgender conversion therapy following Leelah Alcorn's death has received more than 233,000 signatures in two days. The Transgender Human Rights Institute posted the petition on Dec. 31 asking President Barack Obama and the leadership of the House and Senate to begin the process of banning transgender conversion therapy throughout the nation. "'Conversion therapies' have been documented to cause great harms and in this case, Leelah's death. Therapists that engage in the attempt to brainwash or reverse any child's gender identity are seriously unethical and legislation is needed to end such practices immediately,"...
  • Christian parents accused of 'cruelty' in their 17-year-old transgender daughter's suicide note REFU

    01/02/2015 8:06:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 1 January 2015 | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Christian parents accused of 'cruelty' in their 17-year-old transgender daughter's suicide note REFUSE to accept her female identity - but insist they loved 'him' The mother of a transgender teen who killed herself over the holiday season is speaking out, and making it clear she did not and does not approve of what she believes was her daughter's choice to be transgender. Carla Alcorn of Kings Mills, Ohio said in an interview that she and her husband did not 'support' their daughter Leelah Alcorn, while also refusing to acknowledge her daughter's sex, using male pronouns and referring to...
  • Parents angry after school tells 13-year-olds they can have sex, choose gender (Lafayette CA)

    12/09/2014 8:16:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 09, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a "genderbread" person for lessons in gender identity. “[Parents]...
  • Good Parents are Losing Their Children Over Healthcare Disagreements.

    12/08/2014 8:02:55 AM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 26 replies
    PJMedia Lifestyle ^ | 12/09/2014 | Rhonda Robinson
    While President Barack Obama asks the nation if we will accept the “cruelty of ripping children from their parents arms” it’s blatantly apparent to parents like Michelle that he isn’t talking about sick children like hers. Agents of the state with calculated, callus, impunity take their children. On the morning that plunged Michelle and Isaiah into their current nightmare, Michelle scurried around her room at the Ronald McDonald House talking to Isaiah, and getting ready to see him. “Hurry,” he pleaded, and so she did. Before she could board the transport shuttle to the hospital another call came in: a...
  • UN report promotes children’s ‘right’ to abortion without notifying parents

    11/28/2014 6:29:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life Site ^ | Nov 28, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    A recent report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says that laws against abortion, sex work, drugs, and same-sex relationships impinge upon the freedoms and potential of young people. In the report, which was heavily criticized by C-FAM and the Population Research Institute's Steven Mosher, UNFPA also says that young people worldwide -- including minors -- should have unrestricted freedom to engage in contraceptive sexual intercourse and abortion without parental involvement. "Emergency contraception is something that adolescents particularly need because they use relatively ineffective methods," the report states. "Another systematic literature review by Denno et al. (2012) shows that...
  • Stakeholders Of CPS

    11/06/2014 12:14:09 PM PST · by mmdoggie · 4 replies
    www.countyofnapa.org/ ^ | June 4, 2013 | Child Welfare Services
    SIP Development Process   In January 2013, the System Improvement Planning process was initiated.   Internal meetings were conducted with all levels of staff to review the Peer Review (PR) and County Self Assessment (CSA).   Information and outcomes for inclusion in the SIP were identified. Lead responsibilities were assigned.    In addition, smaller groups of external stakeholders were consulted regarding specific strategies and actions in which they had indicated an interest and/or where there was a need for buy in and partnership.    This occurred at the numerous meetings that were already scheduled with stakeholders and issues pertinent to the plan were...
  • Please let your Senator know to reject the UN Disability treaty (UNCRPD).

    11/06/2014 6:29:44 AM PST · by CThomasFan · 8 replies
    HSLDA web site ^ | 2014 | Home School Legal Defense
    Why Does HSLDA Oppose the Treaty? Promoting equal rights and protections for disabled persons around the world sounds like a great idea. But let’s take a closer look at what the treaty actually says and how it would impact the United States. Here are some of our most serious concerns. The CRPD could threaten homeschooling rights and parental rights. It would surrender parents and caregivers’ decision-making ability on behalf of their disabled children to unelected and unaccountable UN bureaucrats. The CRPD would override existing state laws, seriously damaging states’ rights. The CRPD would surrender our nation’s sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats....
  • Same-Sex Marriage vs. Motherhood

    07/30/2014 6:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption. It is this: Adult homosexuals need and have a greater right to same-sex marriage than babies have to their mothers. You cannot simultaneously claim babies have a right to their mothers and two men have a right to marry each other. Nor, of course, can you simultaneously claim babies have right to their fathers and two women have a right to marry each other. Notably, advocates of same-sex marriage do not argue that babies have a either a right or a need for a...
  • Missouri parents outraged over pornographic, pro-abortion sex ed book in school library

    05/08/2014 12:31:54 PM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 08, 2014 09:14 EST | Dustin Siggins
    ST. CHARLES, MO, May 8, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents in Missouri are outraged at school district officials for allowing an e-book with images of people engaging in sexual intercourse in school libraries. Francis Howell School District is facing a backlash for placing "It's Perfectly Normal," a book that includes images of naked people, intercourse, and other pornographic material, in its libraries. One parent told a local reporter that most parents "were shocked" when he "showed this to" them, and that "their next reaction was outrage."
  • Homeschoolers Need Not Apply: Will This Be the Face of Common Core?

    05/07/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An Indiana-based energy distribution group that operates in Ohio has informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the company will not hire homeschool graduates, a situation that may not only reflect discrimination, but also the possibility that, with a nationalized set of standards such as Common Core, homeschoolers could be shown the door when they apply for jobs in the future.
  • What’s the Big Deal about Common Core State Standards?

    04/03/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | April 3, 2014 | Celeste Busby
    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are not “state standards.” They are nationalized, state-run standards so that every student in a given grade, in every state will be learning the same thing at the same time. Promoters of the Standards, Achieve, Inc., Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Organization (NGO) would like you to believe that the Standards had input from people in every state. The reality is that they were developed by a 24-member team, with David Coleman, from Student Achievement Partners (SAP), considered to be the chief architect of CCSS. (He is now head of...
  • Athens man arrested for beating teen he caught showering with stepdaughter

    03/28/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 37 replies
    www.onlineathens.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Joe Johnson
    Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested a man on Tuesday for assaulting a teen who he caught showering with his stepdaughter. Police charged Clinton Antonio Ward, 49, with battery, and first- and third-degree cruelty to children for the assault at the man’s home on Creekstone Drive. Ward’s arrest came after his own 911 call to report that teens were in his apartment, according to police. When officers arrived they spoke with Ward’s 16-year-old stepdaughter, who said Ward was not home when she and her boyfriend, also 16, went into the shower, police said.
  • “Texas Gosnell” sued for nearly killing woman in abortion as new details revealed

    03/24/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    One week after the Texas Medical Board dismissed a complaint against the infamous Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen due to “insufficient evidence,” Karpen committed a wildly botched abortion on Melanie Mendoza. The event occurred a year ago, but new legal documents have come to light revealing new facts about the case. Thanks in part to the testimony of three of his former employees to Operation Rescue last year, America finally came to see Douglas Karpen as the “Texas Gosnell” that he is. Karpen is accused of routinely murdering babies born alive after his unsuccessful abortions, often very large babies whose abortions...
  • Revealed: Islamist plot dubbed 'Trojan Horse' to replace teachers with radicals

    03/07/2014 11:21:23 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7 March 2014 | Clark and Osborne
    Muslim fundamentalists are plotting to take over state schools, according to leaked documents. Activists have launched a campaign to oust headteachers using dirty tricks such as spreading false allegations and packing governing bodies with their supporters. The plot, which ringleaders have named Operation Trojan Horse, has emerged in documents drawn up by the group and leaked to a local newspaper. The dossier names several schools in the Birmingham area as targets of alleged plots. The authors of the documents discuss extending the ‘jihad’ operation to Bradford and Manchester – cities with rapidly growing Muslim populations.
  • Dad Breaks Gag Order To Speak Out About Why a Hospital is Holding His Daughter Against His Will

    02/17/2014 3:11:38 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 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....
  • Assembly bill would require every child in public school to get a psychological test to make sure...

    02/07/2014 11:19:35 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    WHEC TV ^ | 02/06/2014 5:58 PM | WHEC TV
    Would you let your child be tested like this? There is now a bill in the New York State Assembly that would require every child in public school to have a psychological examination before they could go to school
  • Ohio family fighting forced chemo appeals ruling under Ohio's health care freedom amendment

    02/08/2014 2:47:33 PM PST · by workerbee · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/8/14
    **SNIP** The Hershbergers say assigning a guardian to have the final say robbed them of their constitutional rights. They're appealing under the Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment that voters approved in 2011. The amendment prohibits any law from forcing Ohioans to participate in "a health care system." **SNIP** "Allowing an uninterested third-party, one that has never even met the family or the child, to assert an interest in an exceedingly important parental decision will completely undermine the parent-child relationship," Thompson said in a filing with the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Breaking: Planned Parenthood to pay $2 million in ‘wrongful death’ of Tonya Reaves

    02/07/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    CHICAGO, February 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old woman who died of a botched abortion in July 2012. Cook County Circuit Court Judge John P. Callahan Jr. signed an Approval of Wrongful Death Settlement on January 24. Tonya Reaves, 24 Tonya Reaves, 24 Under the terms of the agreement, three plaintiffs – Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation – must pay $2 million to the next of kin, her son Alvin Jones III. He was just one year old at...
  • Judge rules Kansas sperm donor must pay child support

    01/23/2014 3:42:29 PM PST · by McBuff · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday. Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn’t intend to be a father. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn’t involve a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process and thus Marotta didn’t qualify as a sperm donor, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. ‘‘In this case, quite simply, the parties...
  • VIDEO: Parents outraged over classroom poster that lists sex acts...

    01/16/2014 5:43:02 PM PST · by narses · 55 replies
    KANSAS MIDDLE SCHOOL: POSTER LISTING SEX ACTS PART OF 'HEALTH AND SCIENCE' CURRICULUM The father of a 13 year-old girl who was upset by a classroom poster that listed sex acts was shocked to hear that the poster is part of her school’s health and science curriculum. Breitbart: As local Fox News affiliate in Kansas, fox4kc.com, reported Tuesday, Mark Ellis said his daughter, a student at Hocker Grove Middle school in the Shawnee Mission School District, was “shocked” by what she saw on a poster on a classroom wall in school. Ellis said his daughter took a picture of the...
  • Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion

    03/24/2010 6:20:52 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 31 replies · 1,479+ views
    KOMO ^ | 03/23/10
    The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter's abortion during school hours.
  • State’s Forced Chemo on Amish Child Violates Parental Rights, Health Care Freedom

    11/28/2013 6:29:43 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 19 replies
    Ohio Liberty Coalition ^ | 11-26-2013 | Maurice A . Thompson
    State sues to take Amish family’s daughter and force chemo on her after chemo nearly kills her and family chooses different treatment option... Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today began representation of Andy and Anna Hershberger, parents of Sarah Hershberger, a ten year old Amish girl upon whom the State of Ohio, through Akron Children’s Hospital, seeks to force an unnecessary and potentially-deadly form of chemotherapy. The litigation began when the Hershbergers removed their daughter from the Hospital in July, in favor of a less invasive alternative treatment, after it appeared as though chemotherapy itself was...
  • Belgium: Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia

    11/27/2013 10:29:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Laura Smith-Spark and Diana Magnay
    CNN) -- A controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Belgian Senate committee Wednesday. The panel voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions, the communications director for the Senate, Patrick Peremans, told CNN. The vote is one stage in a legislative process -- the bill must clear other hurdles before it becomes law. Belgium passed legislation in 2002 allowing voluntary euthanasia for adults.
  • Elian Gonzalez: My time in the US marked me for my whole life

    11/27/2013 6:49:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Elian Gonzalez, the object of a 1999-2000 custody squabble involving Washington, Havana and family members on both sides of the Florida Strait, holds a piece of U.S. legislation directly responsible for what he endured then, Cuban official media said Monday. "They were very sad times for me, which marked me for my whole life. I was never given the chance to have a moment to think about my mother, who as a result of that (U.S.) Cuban Adjustment Act died at sea," the now-19-year-old Gonzalez said last weekend during a Union of Young Communists event. ~snip~ The 1966 Cuban Adjustment...
  • Arne Duncan: White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

    11/17/2013 5:50:33 AM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    (Update: Adding more on opposition to Core, where Duncan spoke) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about? In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core...
  • Planned Parenthood wants preschoolers to know mechanics of sexual intercourse

    11/07/2013 5:47:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life Site news ^ | Rita Diller
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America has just announced a new insidious Internet presence referred to as “mobile interactive tools to help teens make healthy decisions.” STOPP’s national director, Rita Diller, joined ALL’s Jim Sedlak on his Radio Maria “Armed for Battle” broadcast November 1 to warn about what lurks within the many webpages of this new “tool” for indoctrinating both children and parents. “By ‘mobile interactive tools,’ Planned Parenthood means it is on its website so that kids can access this stuff from their smart phones or their computers when their parents aren’t looking,” Diller said. “And by ‘helping teens...
  • ‘Sexuality education’ for 5-year-olds is ‘not about sex at all’, NZ Planned Parenthood partner says

    11/07/2013 5:53:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Michelle Kaufman
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Zealand Family Planning Association is trying to save face after public backlash over the Association’s plan to release a sexuality resource for children aged 5 to 8 later this month. The resource has drawn attention to the fact that “sexuality” is already included right through each year level of the health curriculum. Even in Catholic schools “sexuality” education is compulsory, although parents do have the right to be informed and are given the option of removing their children from these classes. The Ministry of Education’s 2002 document “Sexuality Education –...
  • Conservative Parents, Left-Wing Children

    11/05/2013 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a phenomenon that is rarely commented on but which is as common as it is significant. For at least two generations, countless conservative parents have seen their adult children reject their core values. I have met these parents throughout America. I have spoken with them in person and on my radio show. Many have confided to me -- usually with a resigned sadness -- that one or more of their children has adopted left-wing social, moral and political beliefs. A particularly dramatic recent example was a pastor who told me that he has three sons, all of whom...
  • Dear Abby Defends Mom Buying Condoms for Her Teen Daughter and Her Friends

    10/17/2013 9:55:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Life news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    A Dear Abby column this week featured a concerned mom who had learned that the condoms she was buying for her 17-year-old daughter were being given to her daughter’s friends. The mom, who was proud that her daughter felt comfortable enough to confide in her, was concerned about the price of supplying multiple sexually-active teenagers with condoms, but alas, she considered that perhaps this expense was worthwhile “if I can help to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.” The question, from “Safe Sex Advocate in Iliinois,” went like this: DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter confided that she has become sexually involved with...
  • Scotland-Bill Proposes Massive Invasion Moving Family Rights to Big Brother

    08/15/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 14 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Michael Ramey
    The government of Scotland is proposing the ultimate invasion of the family in order to “protect” children. According to legislation proposed by the government (and which faces no organized opposition), a social worker will be assigned to monitor each and every child from birth. The government social worker would have the authority and responsibility to “safeguard the wellbeing of the child or young person” through “(i) advising, informing, or supporting the child…, (ii) helping the child…to access a service or support, or (iii) discussing, or raising, a matter about the child” with other government agencies.
  • Parental Rights Amendment: Congressmen Are Selling You and Your Kids Out to Big Government

    07/10/2013 7:40:51 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Publius Hulda & Michael Ferris
    If politicians introduced a bill mandating the slaughter of all human babies under the age of two years; but called it, “The Little Babies Protection Act,” establishment conservatives and unthinking people all over the Country would be clamoring for its passage. We have become a shallow and easily deceived people. If it sounds good on the surface, we are all for it. We assume the proposal will live up to its name. 1 We don’t trouble ourselves to actually read proposals and analyze them before we clamor for passage. The name, “parental rights amendment” (PRA), sounds so good! But it...
  • NYC Launches Sex App for Teens on Website; Includes Directions to Birth Control, Abortion Clinics

    05/28/2013 4:01:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 28, 2013 5:26 PM | Penny Starr
    The New York City Health Department’s NYC teen website now includes an app that teens can download to their smart phones to get information on “sexual health,” including where they can get birth control and abortions. The app, under the heading “Important Links and Info,” has three main links—Where to Go; sexual health services, What to Get; condoms and birth control; and What to Expect; at the clinic. … The app also provides a link to the NYC Teen website, which reminds teens about the lack of parental consent law in various formats, including a video called “Samantha’s Story,” found...
  • German Family Denied Asylum, HSLDA Appeals

    05/14/2013 10:24:56 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    HSLDA ^ | May 14, 2013 | HSLDA
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the Obama Administration’s denial of asylum granted to the Romeike family. The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 when they were subjected to criminal prosecution for homeschooling. They were granted asylum in 2010 by Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman, but that grant was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals in 2012. A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit heard the Romeikes’ appeal on April 23 in Cincinnati, and issued today’s unanimous decision against the family. “We believe the Sixth Circuit is wrong, and we will appeal their decision,” said Michael Farris, HSLDA...
  • Nikolayev family happy to be reunited with baby boy, but worried about future CPS visits

    05/01/2013 3:58:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://www.sacandco.net ^ | april 30, 2013 | Gabriel Roxas
    The day after a judge returned custody of a baby taken into protective custody, the parents have been overwhelmed by international attention. However, Alex and Anna Nikolayev said their battle with Child Protective Services is far from over. Sammy Nikolayev, 5 months old, was placed in protective custody last week after his mother took him out of Sutter Memorial Hospital against medical advice to get a second opinion from a Kaiser Permanente doctor. The move came as a shock to the couple who had medical records from another doctor clearing Sammy to go home with them. On Monday, a judge...
  • US Russian couple seeking answers after police 'ripped baby from their arms'

    04/29/2013 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    RT ^ | April 27, 2013 04:19
    A young Russian couple living in California is struggling to understand the events of the past few weeks, which began with a trip to the hospital and continued days later with police forcing entry into the couple’s home to take their child. Anna Nikolayev and her husband Alex brought their five-month-old boy Sammy to Sacramento’s Sutter Memorial Hospital after he began exhibiting flu symptoms. He had been diagnosed with a heart murmur at birth, according to News 10, a local ABC affiliate. Sammy was admitted to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, at which point his mother witnessed a nurse administering...