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  • Gender: New Jersey Parents Last To Know

    10/04/2018 12:47:00 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 1, 2018 | Accuracy in Academia
    The state of New Jersey has a new regulation in its Department of Education: a provision that prevents schools from informing parents of their child's preferred gender and gender pronouns. New Jersey became the eleventh state to have a specific gender provision in its state regulations, per NorthJersey.com. The local newspaper claimed that the rules are "intended to promote a safe and successful learning environment for [children]." The regulation, which was signed into law by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, says that gender identity decisions reside with the student, not the parents, despite the fact that students are children...
  • Ron Paul - Forcing Kids Into a Mental Health Ghetto

    09/14/2004 9:27:02 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 103 replies · 1,577+ views
    House Web Site ^ | 9-13-2004 | Rep. Ron PAul (R-TX)
    A presidential initiative called The “New Freedom Commission on Mental Health” has issued a report recommending forced mental health screening for every child in America, including preschool children. The goal is to promote the patently false idea that we have a nation of children with undiagnosed mental disorders crying out for treatment. One obvious beneficiary of the proposal is the pharmaceutical industry, which is eager to sell the psychotropic drugs that undoubtedly will be prescribed to millions of American schoolchildren under the new screening program. Of course a tiny minority of children suffer from legitimate mental illnesses, but the widespread...
  • Parents Denied Right to See Pro-LGBT Videos Forced on Their Children

    07/10/2018 3:10:10 PM PDT · by detective · 90 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 July 2018 | Steve Byas
    A lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district will be filed later this month, if the district continues its refusal to allow parents to see a series of pro-LGBT videos that their children were forced to watch in April. In a June 22 letter to the East Penn School District, Liberty Counsel attorney Richard Mast said that Pennsylvania state law dictates that parents are entitled to all such curriculum information. Almost three thousand students at Emmaus High School were required to see the videos during the school district’s LGBT “Unity Week.” Students could not opt out, and not only were parents...
  • Alfie and Haleigh and Charlie and Jahi

    04/25/2018 5:34:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    When British hospital officials tried to pull the plug on 23-month-old toddler Alfie Evans on Monday night in arrogant defiance of his parents' wishes, many Americans took to Twitter to count their blessings that they live in a country that would not allow such tyranny. "Stories like Alfie Evans make me realize how grateful I am to live in America where freedom still exists," one young social media user wrote. "Folks, is this what we want for America? Parents rendered helpless before the gods of socialized medicine?" retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West asked. Alfie's plight comes less than a...
  • Who Controls Your Kids' Lives?

    04/25/2018 5:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was fond of telling a story about his time stumping for educational change. "My educational policies are based on the fact that I care more about my children than you do," Gramm once said to a woman. "No, you don't," she replied. "OK," said Gramm. "What are their names?" Gramm's fundamental premise is inalterably correct: Parents care more about their children than do the members of the bureaucracy. But parents are being gradually curbed in their authority by precisely those bureaucrats across the West. On Tuesday, a British court condemned a not-yet-2-year-old child...
  • California School District Says Parents Can’t Pull Kids Out Of New LGBT Sex Ed Class

    04/20/2018 3:00:49 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2018 | Katie Jerkovich
    A California school district says that parents can’t opt out of a new sex education course that will deal with abortion, homosexuality and transgender issues. California passed a law called the California Healthy Youth Act in 2015 to promote “healthy attitudes” about “gender [and] sexual orientation.” The law is meant to teach students about the “effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods” and allow for “objective discussion” about “parenting, adoption, and abortion.” The law also gives parents the ability to opt-out of this education and said that the “pupil” shall not be punished academically in any way if they...
  • The Snitches in Your Kids' Dental Office

    03/28/2018 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    How sharper than a serpent's tooth to have a despotic pediatric dentist. Parents who decide, for whatever reason, that they don't like their children's oral care provider should be forewarned. Empowered by government "mandatory reporter" laws, dental offices are now using their authority to threaten families with child abuse charges if they don't comply with the cavity police. Mom Trey Hoyumpa shared a letter last week on Facebook from a dental office called Smiles 4 Keeps in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania. It informed her that if she did not make a dental appointment for "regular professional cleanings" for her child, she could...
  • The Transgender Totalitarians Can Now Legally Take Your Kids

    02/21/2018 8:01:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feruary 21, 2018 | Jane Robbins
    An Ohio court has removed a teenaged girl from the custody of her parents because they refused to consent to dangerous and experimental medical treatment. The teenager wants to undergo irreversible treatment (hormones and probably sex-reassignment surgery) that she hopes will alleviate the depression associated with her gender dysphoria based on 1) the scientific facts that such treatment will convert her into a lifelong medical patient and probably fail to alleviate her suicidal tendencies, 2) their religious belief that created reality is unalterable, and 3) their fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their minor child, the parents said no. But...
  • Parents Lose Custody of Daughter for Opposing Transgender Medical Treatments

    02/20/2018 6:11:06 AM PST · by Lera · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/19/18 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Parents of a 17-year-old girl lost custody of their daughter for opposing her wish for transgender medical treatments. Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon of Hamilton County, Ohio has allowed the girl to be taken into the custody of her grandparents – who support her medical transition – allowing them to make decisions that will further along her physical transition to the opposite sex. According to CNN, Hendon ordered that the family’s names not be released. The parents reportedly continued to call their daughter by her given name, rather than a male name, and refused to consent to hormone treatments that were...
  • Christian Parents Lose Custody of Daughter After Refusing to Support her ‘Transition’ to Male

    02/18/2018 5:36:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/14/18 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ohio government authorities forced parents to give up legal custody of their daughter after the mother and father said they opposed the girl’s decision to identify as a ‘boy’ and transition to being 'male.' The Hamilton County Job and Family Services took legal custody of the teenage girl, 17, who, according to court records, suffers from gender dysphoria. The teen is currently living with her maternal grandparents. The girl’s name and the names of her parents are under court seal. The minor was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and gender dysphoria after being hospitalized...
  • Christian parents lose custody of daughter after refusing to support her ‘transition’ to male

    02/15/2018 5:02:39 AM PST · by Petrosius · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 14, 2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ohio government authorities forced parents to give up legal custody of their daughter after the mother and father said they opposed the girl’s decision to identify as a ‘boy’ and transition to being 'male.' The Hamilton County Job and Family Services took legal custody of the teenage girl, 17, who, according to court records, suffers from gender dysphoria. The teen is currently living with her maternal grandparents. The girl’s name and the names of her parents are under court seal. The minor was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and gender dysphoria after being hospitalized...
  • Look What Little Kids in Seattle Are Taught About Gender Fluidity

    01/23/2018 2:34:13 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Momzette ^ | 1/22/2018
    For youngest readers, a teddy bear named Thomas would rather be called Tilly — it's 'child abuse,' says one doctor of this overreach. The Wall Street Journal editorial board recently called out Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee for overstepping his executive authority on climate change. But it turns out he’s not the only one in the Evergreen State guilty of overrreach. Teachers in a dozen elementary schools across Seattle have been testing a new set of books and lessons on gender diversity, expression and identity — topics many would agree are outrageously inappropriate for the classroom, especially for young children,...
  • Metro Detroit mom could be thrown behind bars for not getting son vaccinated

    09/29/2017 4:54:47 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 52 replies
    (WXYZ) ^ | 11:14 PM, Sep 27, 2017 | Andrea Isom
    A Metro Detroit mother is facing jail time because of her beliefs when it comes to vaccinations and her kid. Bredow, a mother of two, has one week to get her son vaccinated and if she does not comply with the order of an Oakland County judge, she will be thrown in jail. According to court documents. the child’s father wants their son vaccinated. Rebecca makes it clear where she stands on the issue.
  • Charlie Gard evidence not new, hospital claims

    07/10/2017 7:47:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 82 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/10/2017 | BBC
    A lawyer for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has dismissed claims of "fresh" medical evidence in the case of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard (BARF). GOSH referred the case back to the High Court after reports of "new" data from foreign health care experts suggested treatment could improve his condition. Charlie's parents have made several unsuccessful challenges to a decision to end the 11-month old's life support. GOSH told the hearing the evidence was not new but it was right to explore it. Mr. Justice Francis is overseeing the preliminary hearing in the Family Division of the High Court..... Francis...
  • BREAKING: Ontario passes ‘totalitarian’ bill allowing gov’t to take kids from Christian homes

    06/02/2017 3:54:58 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 65 replies
    Life Site Newse ^ | June 1, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, June 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne Liberals have passed what critics describe as “totalitarian” Bill 89 by a vote of 63 to 23 on the last day before Queen’s Park adjourns for the summer. Pro-family advocates warn Bill 89 gives the state more power to seize children from families that oppose the LGBTQI and gender ideology agenda, and allows government agencies to effectively ban couples who disagree with that agenda from fostering or adopting children. Bill 89, or the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017, repeals and replaces the former Child and Family Services Act that...
  • Minnesota Mom Loses Court Battle Against Gov't Agencies Giving Son Hormone Treatment to Become Girl

    05/30/2017 9:36:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2017 | Anugrah Kumar
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Minnesota mother against her teenage child along with school officials and healthcare providers on the grounds that they violated her parental rights by treating her son with a hormone therapy to start transitioning into a girl even though he hadn't been granted court approval to be legally emancipated from his parents. Senior U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson dismissed the suit this week, saying Anmarie Calgaro's claim was "meritless," according to the StarTribune. Calgaro filed the suit, with the help of lawyers from the Thomas More Society last November, against...
  • Mom furious after daughter implanted with dangerous contraception on school trip

    04/16/2017 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 12, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    TULSA, Oklahoma, April 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An Oklahoma mother allowed her daughter to go on an educational field trip only to have her return with a three-year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm. Langston Hughes Academy hosts an annual sex-ed class by Youth Services of Tulsa. When Miracle Foster's daughter wanted to learn more, she allowed her to visit the clinic. But Youth Services of Tulsa is part of the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative, whose PregNOT program began in 2010 with $1.5 million in tax funding from the Obama Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health....
  • Judge orders end to baby’s treatment against parents’ wishes

    04/14/2017 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 13, 2017 | Father Mark Hodges
    LONDON, England, April 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A UK judge has ruled it is in a child's best interest to “die with dignity” rather than to allow his parents to seek additional medical treatment. Connie Yates and Chris Gard want to take eight-month-old son Charlie to the United States for treatment of a rare disease. A GoFundMe account has given them enough money to do so. But Charlie needs to remain on life support to make the trip and Justice Francis determined it is in the "best interests of the child" to withdraw his feeding tube and breathing machine. Charlie...
  • In Reversal, Gov. Gary Johnson Now Supports Mandatory Vaccination

    08/31/2016 9:35:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | August 23, 2016 | Taylor Dobbs
    Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is newly in favor of mandatory vaccination, he says, after learning more about the science of immunization. In 2011, Johnson tweeted “No to mandatory vaccines,” but asked in an interview with VPR Wednesday about his position, Johnson said he now believes that vaccinations should be mandatory.
  • Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids [NY]

    08/30/2016 8:51:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2016 11:09 AM EDT
    New York’s highest court has expanded the definition of parenthood by ruling that former same-sex couples have the right to seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent. The Court of Appeals decision Tuesday resolves two cases of former same-sex couples in which the biological mothers kept the children and their ex-partners sought legal standing to see them. …