6-year-old claims to be transgender female with mother only, father may lose rights

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A 6-year-old boy who claims to be a transgender female with his mother, and a happy 6-year-old boy with his father is embroiled in a bitter custody battle between his parents. The court has has instructed the father to provide both male and female clothing when in his care. The father disagrees with gender alterations when his son is still a child and he may lose custody rights.

A personal website with his story along with court details are linked here:

https://www.dailywire.com/news/38728/mom-says-6-year-old-son-transgender-dad-disagrees-amanda-prestigiacomo?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-news&utm_campaign=benshapiro&fbclid=IwAR2KGHmfadzcqFlsa2hUBY30hW0ftFaRVqBRFUXBK4XqlflOVzhww8LaVDs

 

 

British hospital turned off life support of newborn without parents’ consent

By Sian Hill and James Towers

A British couple has won a court battle with a National Health Service trust over the death of their new-born baby in 2012. They alleged that staff at Darlington Memorial Hospital turned off the child’s life support without consultation with or consent of the parents. Only after their daughter Ivy had died were they able to see her.

Sian Hill, 26, and her partner James Towers, 29, discovered the true story behind the death months later when reading a pathologist’s report. After years of legal wrangling, the NHS agreed to a five-figure sum as a bereavement settlement just before the case was to go to court.

Read full article here:

https://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/british-hospital-turned-off-life-support-of-new-born-without-parents-consen/12897

The Decision to Homeschool Led to One Mother’s Arrest

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By Brittany Hunter

Raising children is no walk in the park, but it’s even more difficult when the state dictates what you can and cannot do with your own family. Kiarre Harris, a devoted single mother, had been trying her hardest to provide her children with the best possible upbringing.

After growing concerned that her children were not receiving an adequate education from the Buffalo public school system in New York State, she made the decision to pull her kids out of their school.

“I felt that the district was failing my children,” Harris reported.

Harris’ feelings are not uncommon among parents of public school students. Government schooling has been failing children for years. However, since it is funded through tax dollars, rather than being a product of the market, it is incredibly difficult to keep public schools, and public teachers, accountable. This is precisely why many parents have begun considering other options that are better suited to their children’s educational needs.

Frustrated and desperate for an alternative, Harris spent time researching homeschooling, which she ultimately decided was the best direction for her family. Unfortunately, the state disagreed.

Read Full Article Here:

https://centerforindividualism.org/the-decision-to-homeschool-led-to-one-mothers-arrest/?fbclid=IwAR0vJDE6W9dj6Ynkl4x-ykXyJSc8xzOvgj-1haleskpjU2gte8_zq3Cc3jk

 

Judge Rejects Family’s Emergency Petition to Halt Chemotherapy for Long Island Teen Whose Cancer Is in Remission

By Greg Cergol

A 13-year-old Long Island boy battling a rare and deadly form of leukemia stood with his parents in family court Monday, sharing another disappointment as a judge rejected the family’s emergency petition to halt his daily chemotherapy treatments.

“I don’t need chemo because I don’t have any more cancer in my body,” Nicholas Gundersen told reporters Monday. “It’s difficult because every time I get it, I always feel sick. And I don’t want to feel sick if I don’t have to feel sick.”

The teen’s cancer is said to be in remission, but his doctors at NYU Winthrop Hospital insist the boy needs 40 more months of chemotherapy. A spokesman for NYU Winthrop said previously, “Unless chemotherapy is continued, those [cancer] cells can once again multiply and the results are usually fatal.”

When mom Candace Gundersen decided not to continue chemotherapy treatments for her son, instead seeking a second opinion from other doctors and planning to focus on a non-toxic alternative therapy for the teen, Suffolk County’s Child Protective Services seized custody of Nicholas.

Read full article here:

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Judge-Rejects-Emergency-Petition-to-Halt-Chemotherapy-Long-Island-Teen-With-Rare-Deadly-Cancer-in-Remission-500867731.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand

D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together

By Kerry McDonald

Let’s say you and some of your friends decide to gather your young children together a couple of days a week for a few hours of free play. Maybe you switch off who leads the gaggle of kids each week, allowing for some shared free time and flexibility. Sounds like a great arrangement for all, right? Your kids get to play freely with their friends, and you get some occasional free babysitting.

According to government officials in Washington, DC, arrangements like this are violations of the law. They are cracking down on what they call an illegal “child development facility” operating without a license.

The Regulation of the Playdate

Back in the 1970s, a group of parents got together to create an informal playgroup for toddlers in DC in a spare room of a local church. Over the last 40 years, groups of parents and their two-year-olds have enjoyed these three-hour playgroups, which children can attend up to three days a week. The playgroup is staffed by parents of the kids who attend, and they take turns watching the children. There is no paid staff.

The parents are outraged, arguing that this is an informal, parent-led playgroup that should not be regulated as a child care facility.

According to a recent Washington Post article written by Karin Lips of the Network of Enlightened Women, “Some DC government officials now are trying to regulate the program, which they contend is an illegal child-care facility.” The Office of the State Superintendent of Education investigated the playgroup cooperative in early September and issued a statement saying the group is violating child care facility laws and must get a license to operate.

Read full article here:

https://fee.org/articles/dc-bureaucrats-are-trying-to-make-parents-get-a-license-to-let-children-play-together/