Tag Archives: parental rights

Smoking, dating, and competing rights

The following post is a transcript of a weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations: Well into the new legislative session, already we see signs that state legislators struggle to discern first principles from ideological preferences and where … Continue reading

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Parents’ rights in interim committee hearing

On Wednesday, June 20th, the Judiciary Interim Committee of the Legislature will hear testimony about the appropriate balance between protecting children at risk in their homes and preserving families. The study is part of an important bill, House Bill 161, … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: parental rights and the state

Representative LaVar Christensen (R-Draper) is sponsoring a bill that would affirm parental rights and help prevent the state from unnecessarily removing children from their homes. Watch this video report to learn more about HB 161: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXefr-w_e7M

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Chicken nuggets and government paternalism

Did you hear about this story? Apparently a preschool in North Carolina seized the lunch of a 4-year-old girl because it didn’t meet USDA nutrition requirements. The lunch her mother had packed contained a “turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: parental rights and adoption

  Watch today’s video to learn about HB 308, a bill that would require mothers who want to give up their baby for adoption to notify the unmarried biological father in some circumstances. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scg_ZmNWGgk&feature=youtu.be 

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News roundup: Remove obese children from their homes?

  Child custody and obesity Should government take children from their parents if the children become obese? In Ohio, parents lost custody of their 8-year-old son because he weighed more than 200 pounds. The boy was placed in foster care. … Continue reading

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Video games, parental rights and double standards

  Reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a California law regulating the sale of violent games to minors strike me as interesting, to say the least. Regardless of where one stands on this particular ruling, it is … Continue reading

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