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GOP Health Plan

GOP Health Care Plans Hit Kids Hard

As Senate Republicans struggle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one thing they can agree on is cutting federal spending on Medicaid. The program was expanded under the ACA as a way...
Absolute Power

Absolute Power Corrupts in “The Keepers”

In this era of a White House that seems impervious to the concept of accountability, you might well think this column will be about President Donald Trump. That is a tempting topic to be...
Interstate Adoption

Interstate Adoptions Heading for the Fast Lane

A bipartisan trio of senators are pushing a bill to provide funding and resources for onboarding every state to electronic data—sharing systems for interstate foster placements and adoptions. The Modernizing Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act...
Russian Adoption

Russian Adoption: It’s Time to Stop Playing Politics With Russian Ophans

The Child’s World NEWS Editorial Board The editorial board is currently composed of 9 Mission Stewards with wide-ranging areas of expertise on children’s issues. Their primary responsibility is to select the Child’s World America Board...
Mass Incarceration

Parents Locked Up, Kids Left Out: Who Really Suffers?

The American criminal justice system has created a culture of mass incarceration. As of 2015, the U.S. incarceration rate (698 per 100,000 people) was the second highest in the world, topped only by that of...
GOP Cuts

Doctor’s Diagnosis: GOP Health Plan Hurts Poor Kids, Families

It’s a rainy weekday morning in North Philadelphia, and once again, as I have been doing for the last 15 years, I sign on to our electronic health-records database and prepare for the 26...
Inclusion Act

THE BACKLASH OF INCLUSION: The collision of constitutional rights creates an irreconcilable conflict

Six years ago, Brady Howe and his husband became parents. They adopted their son privately through the Open Adoptions & Family Services agency. Soon, they added the boy’s two older sisters to the family...
sex abuse scandel

The Child Sex Abuse Scandals Are All the Same and They Demand the Government...

The latest sex abuse scandal in the headlines paints USA Gymnastics in as bad a light as you can imagine. Indeed, it is so bad the successful president of the organization, Steven Penny had...
Sex Abuse Sports

Child Sex Abuse by the Numbers: Why Sports Must Be the Next Frontier in...

The headlines on child sex abuse have been dominated for years by issues from the Catholic Church, culminating with last year’s Oscar-winning movie, Spotlight. There have been other scandals, of course, like Penn State,...
Religious Liberty

The Religious Liberty Draft Executive Order and the Risks to Children

Much has been written about the draft religious liberty executive order that was leaked. The order is so transparently anti-LGBTQ, anti-same sex marriage, and anti-abortion, it is easy to assume these familiar issues exhaust...

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