This new podcast from NBC, Do No Harm, demonstrates the dangers of going up against child protective services without an attorney advocating on your behalf. The Brights’ lives were turned upside down and their children removed after a doctor misdiagnosed an injury as evidence of child abuse. They were treated as guilty until proven innocent. […]
Earlier this month, Heritage Defense Foundation submitted an amicus legal brief to the Texas Supreme Court in regards to the Drake Pardo case. The crux of the argument is simple: Texas child protective services (CPS) should not be allowed to violate state and federal law and manufacture urgency to remove the Pardos’ four-year-old son. Under […]
To all Texans: A bill eroding parental rights is being heard in a Texas Senate committee this upcoming Tuesday, April 23. SB 1148 subjects fit parents with intact homes to suit by grandparents.1 This post was updated on April 30, 2013 (see below). Whether to support this legislation or not comes down to a simple […]
Social services often attacks those who have an unconventional way of life. In this sad case we learn that, although social services tries to put you into their box (figuratively speaking), they may take your children if you try to live in one (literally, in their view). Our heart goes out to this dad and […]
Spanking your child can send you to jail. Rosalina Gonzales was arrested in December 2010 for spanking her nearly two-year-old daughter. Social services took all three of her children (and had not returned them as of June 15, 2011). The judge sentenced her to five years probation and practically told her that spanking was illegal.
CNN reports that when a baby is born in the United States, the government takes a DNA sample from the child, and then tests the sample for a whole multitude of diseases and disorders – all without notice to or consent of the parents. Depending on the state, the child’s DNA sample is stored in […]
A Texas social worker is under investigation for allegedly abusing a child he was entrusted to protect. A fourteen-year-old girl was picked up by police for being in public after curfew. The girl was turned over to a social worker, who then allegedly drove the girl to a motel and abused her.