Right now, parents in two different states are facing significant legal battles concerning parental rights. In Montana, the Kolstad family faces a custody battle with the state over their gender-dysphoric daughter, Jennifer. Jennifer struggled with significant mental health issues, and the family sought to get her traditional psychiatric care instead of a case designed to affirm her gender dysphoria. The state had Jennifer removed from her home in response. Criticism has been directed at Montana Governor Greg Gianforte for the state's intervention and a subsequent gag order on the family. In Texas, Senate Bill 14 seeks to prevent the type [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2024 Contact: Jeremy Newman Phone: 214-707-8445 Email: Jeremy@FamilyFreedomProject.org FFP Submits Amicus Curiae Brief Urging TX Supreme Court to Not Discard Parental Responsibility in Fallen Officer Case LUBBOCK, TX - Family Freedom Project filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in the Justin G. Dart case before the Supreme Court of Texas, urging the court to uphold the principle of parental responsibility. At the heart of this case lies a fundamental issue: the potential for technicalities to sever parental responsibility over a deceased parent’s child. Justin Dart, born on September 19, 2000, is currently facing a legal battle [...]
FFP Files Emergency Brief Asking Court to Hold the Line for Families Monday, January 29, the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) heard oral arguments on a lawsuit challenging Texas’s ban on chemical and surgical gender transition procedures on minors. Wednesday, Family Freedom Project (FFP) filed an emergency response to arguments that were presented to the court yesterday and which threatened parental rights in Texas. Supporters of the Texas ban are arguing for child protection from harmful, irreversible, experimental medical interventions, while critics claim it is discriminatory and harmful for transgender children and their families. The Family Freedom Project has been [...]
Loe v. Texas Battle lines are currently being drawn at the Supreme Court of Texas over whether gender transition surgery on minors constitutes an exercise of parental rights or irreversible damage to a child’s well-being. A group of self-described “conservative” former legislators from numerous states have rallied together in opposition to SB 14, a bill that restricts chemical and surgical gender transition procedures on minors. They argue that banning such procedures undermines the right of parents to make decisions regarding their children's health and well-being. After SB 14 was signed into law by Governor Abbott, a district court in Travis [...]
We are thrilled to share some significant victories achieved through our collective efforts at the Family Freedom Project, and we want you to know how crucial your support has been in making a positive impact. Legislative Triumphs Introduced Due Process Protections for Families in the CPS System - In the 88th Legislative Session, the passage of HB 730, the CPS Omnibus Bill, marked a monumental win. Thanks to the hard work of Representative Frank and his team, this bill introduces vital due process protections and ensures that CPS caseworkers inform parents of their legal rights, empowering families within the CPS system. [...]
In a significant victory for parental rights, the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) recently delivered crucial wins in two cases, marking a triumph for Texas families. These decisions underscore the importance of protecting the fundamental rights of parents in the face of legal challenges. Case #1: Limiting CPS Power and Protecting Parental Rights The first case, titled R.J.G., R.J.G., D.G.M., dealt with the question of whether Child Protective Services (CPS) could terminate parental rights based on a parent's failure to comply with administrative requirements. The SCOTX firmly asserted that termination should not hinge on inconsequential bureaucratic tasks, emphasizing the constitutional [...]
In a significant victory for parental rights, the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) recently delivered crucial wins in two cases, marking a triumph for Texas families.
The SCOTX is now set to determine if the law will be temporarily blocked while a full trial is pending.
Ensuring Technicalities Don’t Result in Termination of Parental Rights in the R.J.G., R.J.G., D.G.M. CaseHaley Skrnich2024-01-03T17:25:51+00:00
One Texas mother is currently facing the termination of her parental rights due CPS’s allegations that she failed to complete their checklist of services in the manner they preferred. At this point in the case, CPS is not alleging any other deficiencies in her fitness as a parent. The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case on September 12. The Family Freedom Project and the Texas Association of Family Defense Attorneys have both filed briefs with the court arguing that CPS’s interpretation of the law violates the mother’s parental rights under the United States Constitution. After CPS removed [...]
In a recent hearing in a case (In the Interest of R.R.A., H.G.A., H.B.A.) currently before the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX), Counsel for the TX Department of Family & Protective Services stated, “[The parent’s behavior] can be endangerment even if it doesn’t impair the parent’s ability to care for the children in the immediate moment.” This broad interpretation of “endangerment” increases the risk of wrongful parental rights terminations. Family Freedom Project has filed a brief in the case urging the court to require that any finding of “endangerment” be linked to an actual risk of harm to the parent’s [...]