(Tea Party 247) – Parental rights and authority are increasingly being usurped by the state in 21st century, “enlightened” America. The rise of the LGBT mafia has led to sexual deviants overtaking society and its effects are slowly creeping into private family life. When your child is under the age of 18, you should reasonably expect to maintain parental control but not when it comes to “gender” and “sexuality.” If your child decides they want to be the opposite sex, the state will go to great lengths to cut you out of your own child’s life and prevent you from stopping the abuse and mutilation to their body.
Unfortunately, parents are living out this nightmare, such as Anmarie Calgaro (pictured above) of Minnesota, who is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case in which she charges the government with taking over her parental rights when “its agents provided her son with transgender services and narcotic drugs against her wishes.” (LifeSiteNews)
The Thomas More Society petitioned the High Court Wednesday on behalf of Anmarie Calgaro, arguing that Calgaro’s due process rights were “trampled on” when St. Louis County and its referred health providers “ended her parental control over her minor son without a court order of emancipation.”
“It’s a parent’s worst nightmare,” Thomas More Society special counsel Erick Kaardal said. “Anmarie Calgaro’s child, while a minor, was steered through a life-changing, permanent body altering process, becoming a pawn in someone else’s sociopolitical agenda and being influenced by those who have no legal or moral right to usurp the role of a parent.”(LifeSiteNews)
Her battle started back in 2016 when she “sued state agencies and health providers in federal court” as a result of her parental rights being were terminated without due process. The state gave her then minor son “elective medical services for a so-called ‘sex change’ without her consent. Also, at this time her son had not been legally emancipated from her but the state took it upon themselves to determine that her 17-year-old son was indeed emancipated.
This is absolute insanity. The state via the public school system and various medical agencies, assisted a minor in changing his gender and never bothered to seek consent from Calgaro or inform her that her parental rights had been terminated.
You would think this would be a cut-and-dry case in which the lower courts quickly ruled in favor of the mother and her rights, being that her son had not been legally emancipated. You’d be wrong! A district judge dimissed the lawsuit in May 2017. The court admitted “that the boy was not legally emancipated by a court order but ruling that Calgaro’s parental rights ‘remained intact.’” In other words, the court asserted that the school district and the health service providers providing drugs and transgender sex change services (to her minor son) did not actually infringe on her parental rights, as protected by the Constitution.
It doesn’t get any more outrageous than that! Or does it?
In July of 2017 the case was appealed and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s ruling this past March.
“The U.S. Court of Appeals ignored the major disconnect in the District Court decision where the mother’s parental rights are admitted but not honored, and the ridiculous claims that the agencies which have violated Calgaro’s rights did nothing wrong,” he stated. “The United States Supreme Court now has the opportunity to untangle this incompatible and untenable scenario; so, nationwide fit parents can keep parenting without governmental interference.”
This is truly an alarming situation. One in which the state is literally taking control in the lives of minor children still living with their “fit” parents. We can only hope the Supreme Court, who reconvene in October, will have more sense than the lower courts and actually apply the foundations of the Constitution.
“Under federal law, the right to parent is considered an unenumerated right, protected from governmental interference by the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments,” said Kaardal. “The “liberty” of the Due Process Clauses safeguards those substantive rights “so rooted in the traditions and conscience as to be ranked as fundamental.”
This incident is certainly not free of “governmental interference” and perfectly illustrates just how dangerous the twisted LGBT agenda really is. It is literally confusing children who would otherwise never question fundamental truths like gender and sexuality. Make no mistake, they are working towards seeing an entire generation of “gender-confused” people. This has to stop.