Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed a law that will protect families from unnecessary separation on the opinion of a single child abuse pediatrician. At the same time, the Florida legislature sent its Parents’ Bill of Rights to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature, which is expected at any time.  Listen to the Second…

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I was sitting at my desk on a Monday morning in 2009, skimming the news for parental rights stories, when I got a call from someone I’d never met. Her name was Teri: she was a concerned mother in Oklahoma, and she had just heard then ParentalRights.org president Michael Farris on a radio show over…

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In our largest 2021 parental rights victory to date, the Florida legislature passed House Bill 241, the Parents’ Bill of Rights, on Thursday, April 22. The measure passed the House by a vote of 78 to 37 on April 1, while a bill with the same content, S.B. 582, worked its way through the Senate.…

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The proposed Parents’ Bill of Rights in Florida has taken great strides in the past week, and it is well on its way to being adopted into law. First, House Bill 241 passed the Florida House by a vote of 78–37 on Thursday, April 1. Then, Senate Bill 582 was taken up in the Senate…

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Legislative sessions around the country are in full swing, and several parental rights bills are still in play. In Iowa, a bill to codify existing state Supreme Court precedent has passed the House and is heading to committee hearings in the Senate this week. In fact, by the time this newsletter reaches you, House File…

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We are in a critical moment for Parental Rights in Florida. We need you as Florida parents to contact your state district Representative, Senator, and Senate Leadership.  In the current Florida legislative session, the Parents’ Bill of Rights is gaining traction among those Florida legislators who understand that putting Florida families first is a legislative…

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We, The Parents of Florida, are requesting that the Senate Majority Leadership prepare to assign priority placement on the Special Orders Calendar for CS/HB 1059, immediately after it passes favorably in the Florida House of Representatives. Why? Because Parental Rights are a priority for Florida Parents; Because the Florida Legislature officially acknowledged the need for…

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You are one of only a few who can call right now to push the Florida “Parent’s Bill of Rights” past a major roadblock in the Florida Senate legislative process. Almost two months ago the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” was introduced as S.B. 1634 in the Florida Senate, along with its companion bill, H.B.1059, in…

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Last week in Florida, 6-year-old Nadia King was taken from her public school by police and committed to a mental health facility, all before her mother was contacted or notified. Fortunately, change is coming to Florida—but it looks like it can’t get there soon enough. Another Victim of the Baker Act Under a 50-year-old Florida…

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The new legislative year is underway across the country, and in Florida and Colorado we’re championing promising bills to protect parental rights. (For more about the Florida bills and the Florida legislature’s committee challenges, check out this week’s Parental Rights Podcast with special guest, ParentalRights.org State Coordinator Patti Sullivan.) Colorado HB 20-1063 In Colorado, Rep.…

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