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Her baby broke her clavicle. Doctors assumed it was abuse.

The Time Fox TV’s Kennedy Almost Had Her Baby Taken Away by the State

Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor of Reason Magazine (where I am a contributor) interviewed the Fox Business Network host Kennedy. I’ve been on Kennedy’s show, she is fantastic and funny and Free-Range, but I never knew this had happened to her:   REASON: What keeps you awake at night? Obviously you have a chance to talk about […]

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Even the most famous abandoned baby in history wasn't really abandoned.

Is a Baby “Abandoned” If Left Temporarily Behind By Accident?

Look, if it turns out this Texas tot was deliberately abandoned, which strikes me as the least likely scenario, then go ahead and deal with that through the legal system. But if it was a mistake, please recall that even the PRIME MINISTER OF BRITAIN forgot his kid in a pub. These things happen, they […]

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Fearing a knock from Child Protective Services.

I Live In Fear of My Kids Being Sent to Foster Care…Again

This powerful piece is reprinted by permission of Rise, an extraordinary magazine written by and about those whose kids have been in the foster care/Child Protective Services system. We have heard so many stories here of parents investigated for letting their kids play outside or wait a few minutes in the car. Suddenly, they had […]

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