Category: Parental Rights/ Parenting

Drag Queen Story Hour ‘Greatest Grooming Program Ever Devised’

A clinical counselor who has worked with over 4,000 serial predators is urging parents to be vigilant after a Texas library hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour for kids featuring a reader who has a criminal record.

Parents in Texas discovered that David Lee Richardson, who goes by the drag name “Miss Kitty Litter” and has been participating in Drag Queen Story Hour events for the Austin Public Library System over the past year, has a criminal record for prostitution.

This is not the first case of a library inviting Drag Queen Story Hour readers with a criminal history to read to and interact with young children. Two men charged with sexually assaulting a child were allowed to read to children at a library in Houston last year.

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A Culture Of Life Requires Better Care For Mothers With Pregnancy Complications

When those in the pro-life movement think of babies losing their lives, they immediately think of abortion. The focus is almost exclusively on the deliberate choices that lead to the death of an unborn child. Rarely talked about is another type of death that is occurring and devastating families — deaths we may be able to prevent.

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‘Veggie Tales’ co-creator: Christian creators can’t dodge LGBT issues forever

The co-creator of “Veggie Tales” says it’s only a matter of time before Christian filmmakers are forced to take a stand on LGBT issues.

Phil Vischer told the Christian Post that modern children’s entertainment is so saturated with LGBT themes that practicing Christian creators will need to address the issue.

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About time! Australian doctors to investigate transgender treatments for kids

It’s about time. A national inquiry into the safety and ethics of transgender medicine in Australia will be conducted by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians with the backing of Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.

At the moment there are no nationally agreed standards, although guidelines issued by Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital gender clinic have been referred to as the “Australian standards”. However, this document, which has been described as the “most progressive” in the world by Victoria’s Minister for Health, has not been approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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Mom of Brain-Injured 5-Year-Old: Docs Want to Pull Plug to Save ‘Resources’

Shelina Begum believes that doctors wish to stop the life support of her brain-injured five-year-old daughter to save “resources.”

“I have received various internal information that it all boils down to resources,” she told the hosts of the Good Morning Britain talk show yesterday.“They are not prepared to give Tafida another six months even though a top independent neurologist has confirmed that Tafida needs time.”

The attorney and mother of two appeared on television yesterday to bring her five-year-old daughter’s case to the British public. Minimally conscious Tafida Raqeeb is in danger of her life because doctors at the National Health Service’s Royal London Hospital believe that it is in her best interest to be removed from life support and left to die.

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Adult Victims Of Childhood Sex Abuse In New York Can Sue Alleged Abusers

A new law that goes into effect Wednesday, gives adult victims of childhood sex abuse in New York one year to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions that may have allowed the abuse.

The one-year filing period is known as a “look-back window,” and allows victims to bring cases that used to be beyond the state’s statute of limitations that legislators overhauled this year. Manhattan Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou is one of the people who voted for the new law, touting it at a news conference on Tuesday.

“The passing of this legislation is telling survivors like myself that our stories matter to our government, and that we count in the eyes of the law,” Niou said.

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Planned Parenthood To Withdraw From Title X, Unless Court Intervenes

Planned Parenthood says it will formally withdraw from the nation’s family planning program for low-income people within days, unless a federal court intervenes.

In a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Planned Parenthood officials ask for a stay against new Trump administration rules that forbid organizations receiving Title X funds to provide or refer patients for abortion. If the court does not intervene, Planned Parenthood says it will be forced to pull out on Aug. 19 after decades with the program.

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Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don’t Get Proper Follow-Up

Most children enrolled in Medicaid who get a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder don’t get timely or appropriate treatment afterward. That’s the conclusion of a report published Thursday by a federal watchdog agency, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.

“Nationwide, there were 500,000 Medicaid-enrolled children newly prescribed an ADHD medication who did not receive any timely follow-up care,” says Brian Whitley, a regional inspector general with OIG. The report analyzed Medicaid claims data from 2014 and 2015.

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2 California Moms Sound Alarm About Lewd Sex Ed Coming to Schools

In California, thanks to the passage of a new law, there is now what’s called “comprehensive sex ed”—and it’s extremely unpleasant stuff. Today, we’ll speak to two parents from Rocklin, California, who are leading parent opposition in their community to what they consider obscene and pornographic curriculum. They’ll explain the concerning details about content that could soon reach more classrooms across America.

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