One of the best-kept secrets in American society today is that two-thirds of divorces are now sought by wives, not husbands. The feminist movement has taught wives that they can seek "liberation" by walking out on the marriage contract and marital duties and still reap the benefits of marriage, i.e., their children and his money.The answer is many millions of children. There are actually many books and articles on the subject.
Some 80 percent of divorces are involuntary, over the objections of one spouse. Very few of these divorces involve grounds such as desertion, adultery, or abuse.
We urgently need a comprehensive study of how many family court decisions deprive fathers of their parental rights, and deprive children of their fathers, when that awesome punishment is not based on any finding of fault. Information is difficult to gather because most of what family courts do is not available to public scrutiny.
How many children are separated by judicial fiat from involuntarily divorced fathers who have done nothing wrong? How many children are separated from their fathers because of questionable child abuse accusations without any evidentiary hearing or due process of law?
Thank you Ms. Schlafly for your article. You stated that "[w]e urgently need a comprehensive study of how many family court decisions deprive fathers of their parental rights, and deprive children of their fathers, when that awesome punishment is not based on any finding of fault." Please allow me to respectfully disagree with you on this point. A study, no matter how comprehensive, is not material. A right is a right is a right, no matter what any "study" says. If all of the religious leaders of the world did a study which proved that individuals were not properly practicing their faith, as I'm betting you know, that would not mean that the state could (legally) create laws that would encourage proper practice.Brian is right. The advantage of the study is just to document and publicize the damage that the courts are doing. Many people naively assume that the courts are acting in the interests of the children.
The "public" has been so dumbed-down about rights, and relies instead on "studies" by purported "experts." So, I would suggest to you that the last thing we need is a study. What we need is the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize our cases and stand behind their countless decisions that parenting is a fundamental right that cannot be infringed upon without a compelling state interest. It is the ONLY thing that matters. Though I doubt they will hear me, I'm working on it (as many others are). You can find more information at www.loveisearned.com. My best to you and your children.