For so many of us, it seems like 2020 is the year that will never end. From COVID-19, to killer hornets, to hurricanes, to COVID-19 . . . yes, I already mentioned that, but it just keeps going on. How are you holding up? It’s been tough, I know. My own 2020 has been a…

Read More

  The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted last week to adopt model legislation presented by the Parental Rights Foundation that would require due process before a parent’s name can be added to a state’s child abuse register. According to their website, ALEC “is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to…

Read More

On June 24, President Trump issued an executive order on the use of federal funds related to the child welfare system. ParentalRights.org federal relations liaison Maggie McKneely gives us her take on the order in this week’s newsletter. While the directive is something of a mixed bag, we are especially excited about the attention it…

Read More

Well, it looks like they’ve finally done it. We’ve been watching for it all along, hoping against hope that the System would prove us wrong and somehow behave itself. But we kept watching, because we know what the System is made of. Sure enough, it appears it has finally happened. “Today in dependency court madness,…

Read More

We’ve known it for years: extreme self-identified “experts” will argue away your right to make the best decisions for your child. We knew it last year when Dr. Barbara Knox, who was put on administrative leave from her Wisconsin hospital for bullying colleagues into supporting child abuse allegations–even in the absence of any medical evidence–ended…

Read More

Last week ParentalRights.org sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to reject any boost to Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) funding unless Congress is ready to make serious changes to how the program works.

Read More

Three weeks ago, I wrote to tell you what Harvard’s Elizabeth Bartholet got wrong about us—and about you—when she attacked homeschooling in an Arizona Law Review article and in Harvard Magazine. Bartholet confused our stance that parental rights are fundamental, which is in keeping with 95 years of Supreme Court precedent, with the extremist notion…

Read More

A Harvard Magazine article by Erin O’Donnell called “The Risks of Homeschooling” has fittingly received a lot of attention in the past week, as O’Donnell expounds on the elitist notion of Harvard Professor Elizabeth Bartholet that there should be “a presumptive ban on the practice [of homeschooling].” Bartholet, the Wasserstein public interest professor of law…

Read More

It’s called “the death penalty of the family courts.” The termination of parental rights (TPR) is the most extreme measure that can be inflicted on a family, and it is supposed to be reserved for only those instances where a parent is proven to be abusive or negligent and just won’t (or repeatedly can’t) change.…

Read More

Several weeks ago I was going to speak at an Indiana home school conference. Due to the coronavirus, the conference didn’t happen, but since I couldn’t share this with the attendees in person, I want to take this opportunity to share with you a few of the reasons why I fight for parental rights, and…

Read More