Parental Rights


State officials keep boy “captive” for four years

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 April 2013

Four years ago a seven-year-old boy was taken from his parents by social welfare officials as the family boarded an international flight. They have hardly seen him since. What on earth had they done?


Parental rights come before sex-ed goals, says Robert P George

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 October 2011
The introduction of mandatory sex education classes for middle school pupils (10- to12-year-olds) in New York has brought criticism from a leading US academic.

Kids want to hear about life and love from parents

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 October 2011
There was an uproar in New Zealand recently about sex education when a father told the NZ Herald he had pulled his son out of sex education because the teacher had told his class that anal and oral sex were alternatives to intercourse...

School wants to know how new entrants were born. No kidding.

Mariette Ulrich | 16 June 2011
Once upon a time, all you had to do in order to enrol in school was be 6 years old and toilet-trained. How times have changed. Now they want to know how you were born, and why it happened like that...

Give parents more weight in controlling media standards, says UK report

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 June 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a lead in the battle against the pornification of culture and the sexualisation of children.

School does lunches better than home. Really?

Mariette Ulrich | 15 April 2011
No, this isn’t about peanut allergies. It’s ultimately about parents being trusted (or in this case, not) to be able to make sound choices for their own children.

US Supreme Court hands parents education victory

Mariette Ulrich | 06 April 2011
Here’s something you don’t hear every day: a legal victory has been granted to parents and ordinary taxpayers who were in a battle over education funding. What’s more, they defeated the mighty (and perennially belligerent) ACLU.

German mother in prison over sex ed issue

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 March 2011
A German mother is in prison as a result of resisting state measures to force objectionable “sexual education” on her children. Her husband has already served his 43-day sentence. The couple bring the number of Christian parents imprisoned for this reason to 10.

When a baby is dying, what should parents do?

Mariette Ulrich | 28 February 2011
A fatally ill baby, parents who want to do the best for him, a hospital system that has its own timetable for his death, lawyers, courts, security guards... A heartbreaking story.
 

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