Latest Parental rights News

NC parents' rights bill includes LGBTQ curriculum ban in K-3

May. 24, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging proposal they say would help parents stay informed about what their children are being taught and how they're being treated by doctors. The measure also would tread into contentious LGBTQ matters that have...

Justices debate Wisconsin school's gender change policy

May. 24, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with whether to block a Madison school district policy that prohibits staff from informing parents that their children have changed genders, with opponents arguing the policy amounts to a secret experiment on children and...

Minnesota mom charged with killing son; body found in trunk

May. 23, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mother was charged Monday in the death of her 6-year-old son whose body was found in the trunk of her bloodied car in a Minneapolis suburb last week. Julissa Thaler, 28, of Spring Park, is charged with second-degree intentional murder in the death of Eli Hart....

Police arrest woman after 6-year-old son is found in trunk

May. 22, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MOUND, Minn. (AP) — A 28-year-old woman has been arrested after police found her 6-year-old son's body in the trunk of her bloodied car in a Minneapolis suburb, authorities and family members said. Orono police said the woman and a man were arrested on suspicion of murder after the...

Police: Woman fatally shoots her 2 kids, self in Oregon

May. 12, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon mother fatally shot her children, ages 6 and 8, before killing herself, police said, and court documents show the woman was headed to trial next month in a bitter and lengthy custody dispute with her ex-partner. The mother who killed herself, Ashley...

Florida school yearbook on hold over student protest photos

May. 10, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Yearbooks at a central Florida high school won't be distributed until images of students holding rainbow flags and a “love is love” sign while protesting the state's so-called “Don't Say Gay” law can be covered up. District officials said they don't...

For widows in Africa, COVID-19 stole husbands, homes, future

May. 10, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

UMUIDA, Nigeria (AP) — As Anayo Mbah went into labor with her sixth child, her husband battled COVID-19 in another hospital across town. Jonas, a young motorcycle taxi driver, had been placed on oxygen after he started coughing up blood. Jonas would never meet his daughter,...

Missouri House axes constitutional change for parent control

May. 09, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Monday voted down a proposed constitutional amendment for parent control and restrictions on how teachers talk about race and racism. Lawmakers voted 60-81 to kill the bill, a rarity in the chamber. The...

Advocate: Massachusetts system ‘failed’ missing girl Harmony

May. 04, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

The Massachusetts child protection system failed to prioritize the needs of a 5-year-old New Hampshire girl who vanished in 2019 after her father was awarded custody, according to a much-anticipated independent review released Wednesday. Harmony Montgomery suffered from a ripple...

Arizona governor signs parental rights bill

Apr. 29, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation that greatly expands the rights of parents to know anything their children tell a teacher or school counselor, the latest Republican effort to promote parental rights ahead of the 2022 election. The measure, which passed...