Entries by Genevieve Malandra

Do Parents Have the Right to Seek Help for Their Children?

Who decides what medical or mental health care is best for your child? Would it surprise you to know that in the mental health arena the ‘age of consent’ is only 13 years of age in Washington?  Like laws surrounding abortion, parents of adolescents are potentially cut out of the decision making and mental health care of their teenage children.

When it comes to mental health treatment for issues of sexual orientation or gender identity,

Today is International Religious Freedom Day

In its 19th year, International Religious Freedom Day will once again be observed on Friday, October 27th. Celebrated globally, it was established to commemorate the US passage of the “International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.” The act strengthened US foreign policy aimed at protecting individuals from religious persecution in foreign countries.

Among other things, the act authorized actions on the part of the United States in response to violations of religious freedom abroad;

With Sec. Price Gone, Trump Administration Faces Challenge to its Pro-Family HHS Agenda

Tom Price resigned last week after the release of a series of Politico articles accusing Health and Human Services Secretary of abusing tax pay dollars by chartering private planes for work-related travel.

Before being nominated and confirmed to run DHS, Price had developed a record of being a strong pro-life advocate and historical support for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. His departure may leave conservative-leaning, pro-family groups wondering about the fate of the department’s agenda moving forward.

Opinion: The News Media’s Selective Moral Outrage

A Texas law concerning services provided by faith-based adoption agencies went into effect on September 1st. The bill extends additional legal protections to providers who refuse services to prospective families on the basis of “sincerely-held religious beliefs.” Many faith-based adoption agencies receiving taxpayer funds through state contracts had already been engaging in these practices. As faith-based service providers, they consider it important to weigh their religious beliefs in decisions to deny or allow adoptions or foster placement.