2010 Zogby Poll

A Zogby poll in 2010 asked a survey of likely American voters: In general, parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference unless there is proof of abuse or neglect. Do you agree or disagree with this view of parental rights? The overwhelming majority—93.6%—either strongly agreed or somewhat agreed…

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Anonymous Reporting to Child Abuse Hotlines

More than 40 of the 50 states allow anonymous calls to their child abuse hotlines. This opens the door for less-than-honest people to weaponize the child protection system against innocent families with whom they may have a beef—be it a contentious ex, a nosey neighbor, or a relative who simply thinks they know better than…

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Central Registers without Due Process

Federal law requires each state to maintain a “central registry of child abusers,” but the law does not provide any guidelines for how names are to be added to or kept off the list. As a result, most states fail to provide any sort of “due process” to keep the names of innocent parents off…

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Racial Discrimination in Child Welfare

Child abuse is a problem that can occur in any ethnic or economic demographic. So why, nationally, do we see African-American children subjected to child welfare investigations at a rate 1.5 times their proportion in the general population? (African-American children make up about 14% of the total U.S. child population, but 21% of the maltreatment…

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15 Years of Protecting Parental Rights—Together!

The month of February marks the 15-year anniversary of ParentalRights.org. Because of you and your generosity—with financial support, grassroots action, volunteering, calling or emailing your state and federal legislators, and more—we as an organization can celebrate 15 years of protecting children by empowering parents.  It’s been a team effort, and we’re just getting started. Over…

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A Conversation with a ParentalRights.org Donor

Dear Parental Rights friends, When I was in San Diego at the beginning of the month to present our model state parental rights statute at the American Legislative Exchange Council Summit, I also was able to get lunch with one of our donors, Steve.  Steve and his wife Cathy have been faithful and longtime donors…

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The Last Minutes of 2021

Between Christmas and New Year’s, life often seems to slow down as the peace of the holiday season lingers for just a little while longer. It’s almost crazy to imagine that legislatures will be starting up their 2022 legislative sessions as early as this Monday! Fortunately, we are already poised to hit the ground running…

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Double Your Dollar Today Only

Today is #GivingTuesday, and it’s the one day you can double every dollar you give to ParentalRights.org or the Parental Rights Foundation. That’s because generous supporters have agreed to match every dollar given, up to $45,000. That’s every dollar up to our $90,000 goal! From school boards across the country to the gubernatorial election in…

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Are You On Board?

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, and your Parental Rights Foundation and ParentalRights.org are poised to make it our biggest day of giving ever! This year, generous supporters have pledged to match up to $45,000 in gifts. That means that for every dollar given, ParentalRights.org or the Parental Rights Foundation will receive $2. That’s why we’ve set our…

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Giving Thanks

As we enter this holiday season, we at ParentalRights.org and the Parental Rights Foundation have so much to be thankful for! We are thankful for this year’s successes in protecting parental rights, like the new Parents’ Bill of Rights passed in Florida that went into effect on July 1. ParentalRights.org was in the forefront in…

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