Virginia HB 580, which would insert troubling language into the state’s child abuse provision, is scheduled for a hearing before the Social Services Sub-Sommittee of the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee on Thursday, January 23 (tomorrow!) UPDATE January 23, 2020: The Sub-committee did not get to HB 580 today. We will watch for the…

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The new Virginia legislature didn’t waste any time launching an all-out assault on parental rights. In the opening hours, the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate took up four pieces of legislation that are troubling for families: SB 32 would outlaw spanking with “an inanimate object.” HB 386 would outlaw “conversion therapy” for minors.…

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Virginia General Assembly in session

ALERT: (Jan. 23, 2020) — HB 386, the companion bill to SB 245 (described below) will be heard before the Health Professions Sub-Committee of the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee TODAY at 5 p.m. Please call your Delegate on the subcommittee and urge them to vote “No.” SB 245, a bill that would prevent parents…

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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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The Pardo family in Texas was finally reunited after several months, all accusations against the parents dropped. (They had been accused of seeking medical care their 4-year-old didn’t need, though the court would later find that every treatment he ever received had been prescribed by his attending physicians.) A group in Minnesota is currently working…

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Mark your calendars! On September 24th, Parentalrights.org Pennsylvania is hosting the Parents Know Best Rally in Harrisburg, PA. We’re organizing this event to promote the passing of Pennsylvania House Bill 508, the Parental Rights Protection Act. This legislation is sponsored by Rep. Jim Cox. The rally will take place at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg. Here…

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Mark your calendars! On September 24th, Parentalrights.org Pennsylvania is hosting the Parents Know Best Rally in Harrisburg, PA. We’re organizing this event to promote the passing of Pennsylvania House Bill 508, the Parental Rights Protection Act. This legislation is sponsored by Rep. Jim Cox. The rally will take place at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg. Here…

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If we can’t get through, we’ll go around. That’s our plan for protecting parental rights relating to child welfare investigations. We won’t give up. We won’t quit.             Because if Congress won’t protect families, we’ll find another way. Right now we can’t afford not to. Not when a good parent can spend ten years or…

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This week a blog called “Rethinking Foster Care” features a post by Hope Lyzette Newton, a mom falsely accused of child abuse who spent the last ten-plus years on New York’s State Central Register (SCR). Under the title “Branded,” Newton explains that for the entire time she was on the register, she felt like she…

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Mark your calendars! Parentalrights.org Pennsylvania is hosting the Parents Know Best Rally in Harrisburg, PA on September 24th. This event is organized to promote the passage of Pennsylvania House Bill 508, the Parental Rights Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Jim Cox. It will take place at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg. The tentative schedule for…

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