Parent’s Rights

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Don’t Leave the Room

by MFI News

For those of us with kids in school, especially those involved in youth sports, this time of year often includes a visit to the pediatrician’s office for an annual physical.  A number of parents have contacted me over the years with horror stories about their young, adolescent children being asked all kinds of inappropriate, confusing, […]

A Win for Life at the Infanticide Hearing

by MFI News

Dear Friend of the Family, Monday’s Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Infanticide Bill was a win for life. Over 700 pro-life advocates flooded the State House, many of whom testified before the committee, sharing the truth about abortion. This was one of the most highly attended hearings ever on Beacon Hill. During the first few […]

Christian parents lose custody of child over gender identity dispute

by MFI News

I’ve been warning about this for several years now, and it has finally happened. The state has taken a child away from parents who refuse to consent to their daughter receiving cross-sex hormones for gender identity transition. That was last week in a courtroom in Ohio. It could happen here in MA tomorrow. This is […]

Medical Kidnapping: Is Your Child the Next Justina?

by MFI News

A new video out yesterday from Michelle Malkin does an excellent job documenting the tragic saga of Justina Pelletier.  Many of us participated in the massive public effort to return this young girl to her family in 2014 after she had been effectively kidnapped by MA Department of Children and Families and Boston Children’s Hospital.  […]

First Comes (Gay) Marriage, Then… (Our) Children

by MFI News

MFI continues to analyze last week’s Supreme Court decision to radically redefine the notion of marriage and the many implications that flow from it.  On Friday, I wrote to you mainly about the increasing threat to religious liberty.  Today, I am writing to you about an even more profound and insidious threat: the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) erosion […]

Be a Voice for Parental Rights TOMORROW

by MFI News

If you know the name “Justina Pelletier,” then you remember the painful and confusing 15 months that the Pelletier family experienced when the  Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) ripped their youngest daughter from their hands. When her parents had a choice between two courses of treatment for their daughter’s medical condition, they decided […]

Serving Family Values for Breakfast on Beacon Hill

by MFI News

Yesterday morning, MFI staff hosted a legislative breakfast for state representatives, senators and aides at the Union Club, just across the street from the State House. At the breakfast legislators were briefed by MFI’s Director of Public Policy, Maureen Vacca, on this session’s legislative priorities for families and our shared family values. As we build relationships with legislators, […]

Justina finally home!

by MFI News

It has been a heart-wrenching 16 months for the Pelletier family, but now, with the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) long overdue motion and Judge Johnston’s eventual dismissal of the child-protection case, Justina Pelletier is free at last! Three weeks ago, MFI’s Andrew Beckwith stood amongst the hundreds of people who rallied on the steps […]

The tragic and confusing case of Justina Pelletier

by MFI News

The common question for many regarding the Justina Pelletier case is, “How is this happening?” Justina’s parents just want their daughter home, but due to the Department of Children and Families (DCF)’s objection to the motion filed by Justina’s parents and her own court-appointed attorney, Justina is still in government custody. About a year ago, […]

Counseling Ban

by mafamily

You need to know about a new bill being discussed at the State House this summer.  HB 3907, sponsored by Representative Sciortino (he is also a lead sponsor of the Bathroom Bill), would restrict the rights of minors with unwanted same-sex attractions to seek out their treatment of choice and not be labeled as lesbian, […]