Sunday, April 27, 2008

FLDS Raid Constitutes "Class-Action Child Removal"

This story is a good update on the current legal situation surrounding the recent removal of over 400 children from their parents. Some key sections:

The move has the appearance of "a class-action child removal," said Jessica Dixon, director of the child advocacy center at Southern Methodist University's law school in Dallas.

"I've never heard of anything like that," she said.

Rod Parker, a spokesman for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, contends that the state has essentially said, "If you're a member of this religious group, then you're not allowed to have children."

That last sentence should give you quite a shiver down your spine...

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