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 ParentalRights.org team wishes you and your family all the joy and light, warmth and love of this holiday season, now and throughout the coming year. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Sincerely, Michael Ramey Executive Director

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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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Innocent until proven guilty. Even elementary school students can tell you this is one of the cornerstones on which our nation is built. So how is it parents can be added to a child abuse register without first having a hearing and a chance to defend themselves? To be listed as a sex offender, one…

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This year we set our most ambitious Giving Tuesday goal yet, and we missed it by only $3,400. All told, this Giving Tuesday raised $26,600.00 for the Parental Rights Foundation. Our goal for one-day giving was $30,000: half from matching grants secured in advance, and the other half from all of you. While we fell…

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#GivingTuesday is here! Will you support families by helping us reach our one-day donation goal of $30,000 to educate courts, policy makers, and the public on the need to preserve parental rights? Today only, the first $15,000 given to the Parental Rights Foundation will be matched, right up to our $30,000 goal. Your contribution will…

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As we gather with our families this year, we will be giving thanks for you! We are beyond grateful for your courage and faithfulness to stand with us to defend families through the protection of parental rights. Thanks to you, we have been able to speak up before the Texas Supreme Court through an amicus…

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