March 2, 2015

Faith-Healer Parents Who Let Their Child Die Should Go to Jail

The New Republic, by Jerry A. Coyne

March 2, 2015

Poll: Parental Rights Bill? No

The Spokesman-Review

March 2, 2015

Parental rights are sacred … except when they’re not, by Wayne Hoffman


March 2, 2015

Malek: ‘Parental Rights’ Bill Stinks

The Spokesman-Review

March 1, 2015

Intent behind parental rights bill questioned

Idaho Press, by Christina Marfice

February 27, 2015

Idaho GOP’s extreme ‘parental rights’ bill opens door to Sharia law, Republican warns, by Travis Gettys

February 26, 2015

BLOG: Parental Rights Bill Passes House with Magic Valley Lawmakers Largely Opposed, by Nathan Brown

February 24, 2015

Idaho Republican backs faith-healer parents: ‘If I want to let my child be with God, why is that wrong?’, by Travis Gettys

February 23, 2015

Cult Followers Claim Religious Rights Trump the Rights of Children

The Public Slate, by James Turnage

February 20, 2015


by the Associated Press

February 19, 2015

Parental rights bill sparks lengthy testimony

Idaho Statesman, by Kimberlee Kruesi

February 16, 2015

VanOrden, Packer vote against parental rights bill

Idaho State Journal, by Dave Goins

February 22, 2015

Idaho’s faith-healing debate pits child welfare against parental rights

AlJazeera America, by Leah Sottile

February 19, 2015

How to Craft a Religious Exemption Regime Guaranteed to Be Dangerous for Children: The Case of Idaho, by Marci A. Hamilton

February 11, 2015

Special Report: Faith healing in Idaho, by Roland Beres

November 8, 2013

Fallen followers: Investigation finds 10 more dead children of faith healers, by Dan Tilkin

November 8, 2013

‘To see them die without any care… it’s hard on us’, by Dan Tilkin

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Janet Heimlich is an award-winning journalist and the author of "Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment," the first book to fully examine the issue of child abuse and neglect enabled by religious belief. In 2012, Janet founded the Child-Friendly Faith Project whose mission is to share knowledge and build community around the issue of religious child maltreatment (RCM) and advocate for and empower those whose lives are impacted by RCM. She also sits on the board of directors of Foundation Beyond Belief and co-hosts the podcast, "Parenting Beyond Belief." Prior to becoming a child advocate, Janet was a freelance reporter for National Public Radio, work for which she won numerous journalism awards; she has also written nonfiction articles for such publications as Texas Monthly and the Texas Observer.

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