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Protecting innocence

Family | Families push back against so-called “comprehensive” sex-ed in schools
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/29/20, 05:01 pm

When Sandi Padilla distributed leaflets in Downey, Calif., neighborhoods and held signs outside local public schools to oppose her school district’s new sex education curriculum, she was thinking of her 4-year-old twin granddaughters. She said she is “fighting” for the girls who will start school in August.

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Abuse in isolation

Family | With most of the United States in lockdown, some children are in more danger
by Mary Jackson
Posted 4/03/20, 05:22 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has most families under strict orders to stay at home to protect themselves and others. But for children at risk of abuse, the mandates might trap them with someone who means them harm.

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Boy Scouts going bankrupt

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/18/20, 09:34 am

Recent changes in states’ statutes of limitations have unleashed hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America. The 110-year-old organization filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday in an attempt to craft a victim compensation plan.

What does it mean for Scouting’s future? In the short-term, the lawsuits will go on hold while the organization goes to bankruptcy court. In the long term, it could be forced to sell vast amounts of property to raise money for a compensation trust fund.

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