Mary Jackson

Mary is a book reviewer and reporter for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Greenville University graduate who previously worked for the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal. Mary resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay area. Follow her on Twitter @mbjackson77.

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No homeschool haven

Homeschooling
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/22/13, 01:00 am

The U.S. Justice Department wants to overturn asylum status granted to a homeschooling family in 2010 and deport them to Germany, where the parents likely face huge fines and criminal penalties, and could lose custody of their five school-age children. 

Attorney General Eric Holder argues that Germany’s ban on homeschooling fails to violate the “fundamental rights” of Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, parents of six who are looking to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to give them permanent refugee status.   

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Christian homeschoolers losing deportation fight

Homeschooling
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/13/13, 10:45 am

A family homeschooling safely in rural Tennessee may be forced to return to their native Germany, where the parents likely face huge fines and criminal penalties, and could lose custody of their five school-age children.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are looking to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to give them permanent refugee status. But Attorney General Eric Holder is disputing their case, arguing Germany's ban on homeschooling fails to violate the family's fundamental rights. 

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West Coast walkers proclaim life

Abortion
by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/28/13, 09:00 am

SAN FRANCISCO—Tens of thousands of people crammed the Civic Center plaza on Saturday under a clear blue sky for a strong West Coast showing of support for the lives of unborn children.

The Bay area's ninth-annual Walk for Life came one day after a massive March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., and record crowds in rallies across the United States this past week. Protesters voiced opposition to 40 years and the millions of babies killed since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973.

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