Posts Tagged ‘medical’

What We Are Learning from Charlie Gard

Parental Rights Matter to Us All An 11-month-old, severely ill baby in the United Kingdom has become the talk of the world. Charlie Gard, sick with infantile onset encephalomyopathy mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS) and with little chance of recovery, is all over the news and the internet. The issue at hand is whether Charlie’s…

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Parents Ordered to Let Child Die: Take Action

Don't Let It Happen Here!

All hope for 10-month-old Charlie Gard died when the European Court of Human Rights denied the petition to hear his parents’ appeal of a British court ruling that will end his life. Charlie has a rare genetic condition that has rendered him immobile and unable even to eat or breathe on his own, but an…

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Special Report: The State of Parental Rights in America, 2017

Child and Parent

The Supreme Court once declared, “This primary role of parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.” Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972) at 232. So, how are we doing with that “enduring American tradition” today? Unfortunately, not so well. Even with advances in some…

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Mom Shocked When School Pulled Son's Teeth

In This Issue: Report: Mom Shocked When School Pulled Son’s Teeth By the Numbers: Children and Dental Health Go Deeper: HIPAA ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Report: Mom Shocked When School Pulled Son’s Teeth According to a January 20 news report from Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ, mother Shanda Fleming was shocked and outraged when her son Michael came home…

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Parental Rights Foundation Shares Medical Ethics Report


In This Issue: Report: Parental Rights Foundation Shares Report on Medical Ethics in Child Abuse Investigations By the Numbers: State Parental Rights Statutes Under Way Go Deeper: ‘Medical Ethics Concerns’ in Review New Email Layout! Quickly find the part or parts of this email that are of most interest to you and your friends. We’re…

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When the Sign Says "No Parents Allowed"


[Updated 6/6/17] Perhaps this has happened to you. You walk into the doctor’s or the dentist’s office and you find a sign like the one shown at right. “Parents: Due to new HIPAA and OSHA regulations you are not permitted beyond this point!” What can you do? And what should you do? For many, the…

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Your Pediatrician and Your Parental Rights

By now, the experience can only be called “commonplace.” You take your child to the doctor for a rash or a sore throat, and the next thing you know your child is fielding some unrelated questions: “Is there a gun in your home? Do you usually wear a seatbelt when riding in the car? What’s…

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