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ADF to Biden admin: Don't put politics above children's welfare

Parents have the fundamental right to know what their children are being taught

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Vice President of Litigation Strategy and Center for Conscience Initiatives Jonathan Scruggs regarding a formal comment ADF attorneys submitted Monday with the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, urging it to withdraw a proposed rule that will deter families from fostering children and will make it harder to place children with capable, loving parents:

“Vulnerable children in America’s foster care system are urgently in need of loving families to care for them. Yet the Biden administration is threatening to put politics over parents, and gender ideology above children’s best interests. We are greatly concerned the administration’s proposed rule will deter capable, loving parents from fostering and adopting children. Already, we are seeing this at the state level. ADF attorneys represent a mother in Oregon after state officials categorically excluded her from the state’s adoption and foster system because of her common-sense belief that girls and boys are biologically different. We urge the administration to swiftly withdraw this harmful rule and instead take action to protect religious liberty, parental rights, and the safety and wellbeing of children in the welfare system.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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Jonathan Scruggs
Jonathan Scruggs
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Litigation Strategy & Center for Conscience Initiatives
Jonathan Scruggs serves as senior counsel and vice president of litigation strategy and the Center for Conscience Initiatives with Alliance Defending Freedom.