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Vaccines for Homeschoolers…in your state?

Vaccines for Homeschoolers…in your state?

Nothing can spark controversy quite like the question of vaccines, especially since COVID-19. Individuals, families, and even legislatures can all disagree on the wisdom, efficacy, and necessity of vaccines. While everyone is free to have their own opinion on the subject, no one should be allowed to force others to share their opinion. Unfortunately, most […]

Member Story: Hasty reporting leads to visits by CPS and police

Member Story: Hasty reporting leads to visits by CPS and police

This member story was originally published by Heritage Defense in 2018. Mrs. Aaron* was at home with her children one afternoon when she heard a knock at the door. When she opened the door, she was met by two social workers from child protective services (CPS) and one law enforcement officer. When Mrs. Aaron asked […]

Member Story: Abortion activists used CPS to attack my family.

Member Story: Abortion activists used CPS to attack my family.

When Christopher and Ashley Bachman* began pleading for the lives of preborn children at abortion clinics and publicly around town, they understood the costs. The Bachmans knew that they would become objects of profanity, insults, hatred, and potentially even physical violence. Nevertheless, seeking to love their neighbors as themselves, they went anyway, and they often […]

How many reports to CPS in my state?

How many reports to CPS in my state?

While child protective services (CPS) investigators may sometimes overstep their bounds, encroachments upon the parental rights of innocent families are typically instigated well before a CPS investigator gets involved. Generally, two things have to happen before a CPS worker ever gets assigned to investigate a family: Referral. Someone notifies a CPS agency hotline/intake unit that […]

Is it legal to spank my child?

Is it legal to spank my child?

In most states, state statutes explicitly allow for reasonable physical discipline of a child–often called corporal punishment or corporal discipline. In the states without such statutes, case law from courts allow for it.¹ Whether by statute or case law, every state allows parents to discipline a child with reasonable and developmentally-appropriate force in order to […]

Can parents legally record social workers?

Can parents legally record social workers?

Can parents legally record interactions with government social workers, law enforcement, or others? Must they provide notice that the conversation is being recorded or otherwise get consent? Not surprisingly, the answers to these questions differ by state. Unfortunately, most states do not have a specific law governing whether a citizen may record a law enforcement […]

Member Story: Two months after giving birth, CPS was investigating me for child abuse.

Member Story: Two months after giving birth, CPS was investigating me for child abuse.

This member story was originally published by Heritage Defense in 2018. The Halberts had been so vigilant about caring for their newborn baby boy, Jacob.* Within the first two weeks of his birth, they had already gone to two checkups with his doctor and almost everything was looking great. However, since Jacob was below his […]

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