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Parental Rights - Latest News
Nov 25, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The American Medical Association announced last week that it had adopted a number of new policies, including advocacy for a federal ban on “so-called reparative or conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Oct 5, 2019 - 04:46 pm .- Concerns over parental rights violations are being raised as a group of families in Chicago files a lawsuit saying their newborns were wrongly taken from them when they declined a voluntary Vitamin K shot.
Sep 12, 2019 - 05:20 pm .- A judge in Florida has denied a couple custody of their four-year-old son, who has leukemia, because there is “imminent risk of neglect” if he stays with his parents, who skipped a chemotherapy session for the child in order to leave the state to seek alternative treatments.
Jul 17, 2019 - 12:52 pm .- Parents of a comatose five-year-old are attempting to move their child to Italy from a London hospital after doctors in the United Kingdom declared any further medical treatment to be futile and ordered the removal of “life-sustaining treatment.” 
Jul 8, 2019 - 10:00 am .- A judge in Ireland has decided that a Catholic girl in foster care can attend a Protestant Church of Ireland school, even though the girl was raised Catholic and her parents objected to her attending the school. 
Jul 8, 2019 - 09:10 am .- The move follows the enactment of a state law recognizing a “fundamental right” to abortion in the state.
Apr 11, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed into law Monday a broadly worded bill banning therapy for minors with same-sex attraction that seeks to change their behavior.
Jan 11, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Two homeschooling German parents who said their parental rights were violated by the enforcement of compulsory school attendance laws did not prevail in the European Court of Human Rights, which unanimously rejected their claims Thursday.
Aug 2, 2018 - 05:51 pm .- The National Assembly of Ecuador on July 31 unanimously upheld the right of parents to educate their children “in accordance with their principles, beliefs, and educational choices” without interference from the State in issues such as sex education.
Jul 19, 2018 - 05:20 pm .- A new Arizona law awards contested custody of frozen embryos to the parent seeking to “develop them to birth.” A Catholic bioethicist told CNA it was a “positive development” in an otherwise unusual ethical situation.
Apr 26, 2018 - 11:42 am .- A group dedicated to offering a Catholic voice in the public square has spoken out on behalf of Alfie Evans and his parents, as the court battle surrounding the toddler continues.
Apr 23, 2018 - 10:38 am .- On Monday a hospitalized British child at the center of a heated legal battle was granted Italian citizenship, part of an effort to delay shutting off his life-support, and to transfer him to a Roman hospital for additional treatment and medical evaluation.
Mar 8, 2018 - 04:18 pm .- A bill is being considered in Nebraska that would offer lower-income families a greater variety of educational opportunities. Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt of Grand Island is a major supporter of the bill, and has said every Nebraskan student deserves an opportunity to attend to the school of their choosing.
Jun 28, 2017 - 03:36 pm .- A final appeal to allow continued life support for a U.K. baby whose parents want to seek experimental treatment in the U.S. has been rejected by the European Court of Human Rights.  
Apr 11, 2017 - 06:02 am .- In August 2013, a group of 20 police officers and social workers stormed the home of Petra and Dirk Wunderlich and took away their children.
Jun 24, 2015 - 12:04 am .- A pro-family demonstration drew hundreds of thousands of participants to Rome on Saturday, where the rally gathered those opposed to the introduction of gender ideology in Italian schools and to a bill which would expand the rights of those in civil unions.
Aug 11, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- Faith-based schools should not be excluded from Colorado's educational choice programs, according to a brief filed by attorneys in a case which is due to be heard by the state supreme court.
Sep 4, 2013 - 04:08 am .- German officials’ seizure of four home-schooled children last week prompted strong objections from American home schooling advocates who say the country’s ban on home schooling violates human rights.
Jul 11, 2013 - 04:11 pm .- A unanimous ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court means that a 1995 law requiring parental notification for a minor seeking an abortion will take effect, with implications in surrounding states as well.
Apr 30, 2013 - 04:02 am .- A resolution passed by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly is being lauded as an important – although limited – recognition of religious and conscience rights in the public sphere.