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  • Access Denied

    "The one big political issue of the '90s was abortion. Feminists have obsessed over Roe v. Wade and championed Clinton and Gore fore defending the right to choose. But at the same time, most women in t his country have etched their ability to obtain an abortion disappear. As Miranda Kennedy points out in 'Access Denied,' 85 percent of counties nationwide have no abortion provider, It's still true that women with money can always access abortion, but women with less cannot."

    Tags: abortion clinics; choice; Child Custody Protection Act; parental notification; Mark Crutcher; "A Guerrilla Strategy for a Pro-life America; Life Dynamics; waiting period; Hyde Amendment; Medicaid; late-term abortion

    By Miranda Kennedy

    In These Times (Chicago)


  • The Once and Future Mom

    A mother in Phoenix loses custody of her two daughters while on the verge of eviction and suffering from dysthymia, a mood disorder. Little was done to help reunite the biological family, and parental rights were severed based on the recommendation of CPS caseworkers. New incentives (up to $6,000 per child) in the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) pave the way for children to move from foster care into permanent homes. However, this case was overturned on appeal, largely because CPS failed to make "reasonable efforts" to reunite the family.

    Tags: Children's Protection Services (CPS); foster care; child care; dysthmia

    By Paul Rubin

    New Times (Phoenix)


  • A System Out of Control; The Epidemic of False Allegations of Child Abuse

    Penthouse Magazine reports that "Before 1973, child abuse - particularly sexual abuse - was rarely reported to authorities and frequently covered up. But that year, then senator Walter Mondale sponsored legislation that took a new approach. Federal matching funds became available to states that set up child-abuse detection, prosecution, and prevention programs. The results were startling. From 1976 to 1993, the total yearly number of child-abuse reports grew from 669,000 to more than 2.9 million.... there have been some disturbing side effects... by 1993, the percentage of unsubstantiated reports had reached 66 percent. And in divorce cases, many experts estimate that between 75 and 80 percent of allegations of child abuse are completely false..."

    Tags: custody; battles; the Mondale Act; suspicions; violence; investigations; therapists; Child Protective Services; CPS; child abuse

    By Armin A. Brott

    Penthouse Magazine