Lesbian couple must recognise biological father’s rights, French court says

What Are the Rights of Donor-Conceived People?

Malaysia court quashes Hindu kids’ conversion to Islam

Public schools can be fixed by ending compulsory attendance law

NY: Ready Access to Plan B Pills in City Schools without Parental Consent

Parenting Columnist Targeted By Ky. Board Sues

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects “Mature Minor” Doctrine For Religious Objections To Medical Treatment

Is a Sperm Donor Ever a Dad? Time-Honored Answer in Jeopardy in California

    Harvard Law Bill of Health Blog: hould a man who donates his sperm to a woman so that she can have a child through medically assisted reproduction later be able to claim parental rights to any resulting child? Would your answer change if the man and woman had an on-again off-again romantic relationship in which they tried for years to conceive “the old-fashion way” before turning to assisted reproductive technologies (ART)? How about if the couple briefly reconciled after the child was born during which time the man grew increasingly attached to his biological son? These are the questions now wending their way through the California judicial and legislative systems.

  • Posted: 07/09/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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UK government backs three-person IVF

Children, parents, families & tribes: SCOTUS and the troubling state of the nation | Richard Garnett at Mirror of Justice

Michigan Cmte OKs Bill to Help Stop Secret Abortions on Teen Girls

Is Forced Fatherhood Fair? | Laurie Shrage at NYT

Constitutional Amendment Introduced to Protect Children, Parents

Court Behavior In Homeschool Fight ‘unconscionable’ | World Net Daily

Planned Parenthood: ‘probably won’t’ have to report 14-year-old pregnant by 21-year-old boyfriend

Emergency contraception and discrimination – does it exist? | Kristi Burton Brown at LiveActionNews

    Kristi Burton Brown at LiveActionNews: Obviously, with the wake of the Obama administration’s new position on emergency contraception, Weintraub would probably find her complaints satisfied. However, it’s worth discussing – and debunking – a few of her arguments, as they will continue to be made against anyone else who opposes emergency contraception being made freely available to our kids . . . Kristi Burton Brown is a pro-life attorney, volunteering for Life Legal Defense Foundation and also as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom. She enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, and is married to the amazing David Brown. Together, they have the cutest two kiddos in the world! Kristi loves her Savior, Jesus Christ, speaking out for the truth, reading historical fiction, scrapbooking, politics, and cooking.

  • Posted: 06/13/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: liveactionnews.org

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Swedish Supremes Unmoved by Unprecedented Contact in Homeschool Case | HSLDA

Obama admin.’s concern for young girls’ safety fades | Alliance Defending Freedom

Plan B: Obama allows morning-after pill for under-17s

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Obama Giving Morning After Pill to Kids

Oregon Senate Passes Bill On Vaccination Indoctrination

Abortion and men: What’s a father to do? | Kristi Burton Brown at LiveActionNews

“HHS Website For Girls, 10 to 16, Informs Youth About Birth Control, Gay Sex, ‘Mutual Masturbation’”

5th Circuit Backs Coaches in Disclosure of Student’s Sexual Orientation to Parents

State-overseer to be appointed to every child in Scotland

Lesson for Us Iowans: Reluctance to Go the Full Distance Has Consequences | Doug Napier at Townhall

Planned Parenthood Never Told Parents of Abortion on Raped 12-Year-Old

Us Government Files Morning-after Pill Appeal

‘Morning-After’ Pill Judge Won’t Delay Ruling for Appeal

Swedish homeschooler persecution challenged | Baptist Press

Judge In NYC Rips Opposition To Plan B Order

Another step in saga of Swedish home-schooling family | One News Now

California Delivers Free Condoms to 12-Year-Olds

Iowa Supreme Court: Married lesbians have constitutional right for both to be on baby’s birth certificate

The “Plan B” pill dispute explained | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

NY Judge Urged Not To Delay Morning-after Decision

Swedish court rejects homeschool family’s desperate appeal | LifeSiteNews

Planned Parenthood MT to sue state over parental consent bill

Another appeal to Sweden re: home-schooling family | One News Now

Swedish Court Rejects Homeschool Family’s Desperate Appeal | HSLDA

Some Republicans help defeat Florida school choice legislation in Senate

Missouri House Advances Amendment on Parental Rights

FDA: Morning-after Pill To Move Over The Counter

School forces girls to ask for lesbian kiss

State officials keep boy “captive” for four years | MercatorNet

Homeschoolers’ request for asylum questioned by judges

U.S. Christians Rally Around Home-Schooling Romeiki Family Facing Deportation

Topekan honors twins with tattoo: Current ‘sperm donor’ case drudges up memories for Daryl Hendrix

Supreme Court of Sweden asked to free abducted homeschooled boy | Alliance Defending Freedom

Sweden: Homeschool Parents Have 1 Shot To See Son Again | WorldNetDaily

To Whom Do Children Belong? | Melissa Moschella at Public Discourse

Rasmussen: 57% Oppose Over-the-Counter Sales of Morning-After Pill to Youngsters

Buy a Decongestant, Show ID; Buy an Abortion Pill, No ID | Michael Brown at Townhall

    Michael Brown at Townhall: The last time I bought some daytime cold medicine at the grocery store, I was flagged by the machine in the self-checkout aisle, requiring me to show my ID to the cashier. Since I’m 58 years-old with gray hair and a white mustache, the cashier quickly waved me on, but the lesson was clear: In order to buy something as harmless as Dayquil, I needed to be at least 18 years-old. Yet according to a recent court ruling, a minor can buy an over-the-counter abortion pill without showing any ID. What kind of madness is this? It is the madness of a society spinning into moral chaos, a society in which . . .

  • Posted: 04/10/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Judge rules FDA must issue death after life | Catherine Glenn Foster at American Thinker

The Sound of Tyranny for German Home School Family | Robert Knight at Townhall

Bozell: MSNBC Stands for ‘My Son Needs to Belong to the Collective’

OR: Juvenile Court May Order Immunization of Children In State Custody Over Religious Objections of Parents

Court order on abortion pills puts young girls at risk | Alliance Defending Freedom

NY Judge Rules ‘Morning-After’ Pill Available To Girls Any Age, Over the Counter

Focus on the Family Executive: Homeschool Asylum Case ‘Critical’

Smacking: Scots Lib Dems narrowly vote against ban

Chris Christie mum on ‘gay conversion’ bill

What is Parenthood? | Nancy E. Dowd at Family Scholars

    Nancy E. Dowd at Family Scholars: In What is Parenthood? Linda McClain and Daniel Cere bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars in a dialogue about parenthood, marriage, and the role of law, loosely organized around two radically different models. The integrative model generally views optimal parenthood as marital; optimal marriage as heterosexual (based on a perspective of sex differences); and optimal parent-child connections as biological. The alternative diversity model defines parent-child relationships not only by biology or adoption but also functionally, without attachment to a particular number or gender of parents, or to marriage as a preferred parental status.

  • Posted: 03/21/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: familyscholars.org

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Three-person IVF moves closer in UK

Public Ok With Creating Babies From 3 People UK Gov’t Says

The Romeikes’ Fight for Individual Liberty | Jillian Kay Melchior at NRO

Montana Parental Notification Act Being Threatened

Oklahoma Approves Bill for Parental Notification on Abortion

Oklahoma Group Pushes for Parental Notification Law on Abortion

Obama Admin Wants to Deport Christian Homeschoolers

Homeschooling as a fundamental right of parents

Sentences for Teaching Sentences | Ben Bull at Townhall