July 26, 2019 | By WND
A mom whose juvenile son was helped in sex-changed procedures by officials in Minnesota against her wishes is seeking a determination from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether that’s right.
Officials with the Thomas More Society on Wednesday asked the high court to review a decision from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that essentially endorsed the decision by county officials to shepherd the boy through a sex change.
The petition for a writ of certiorari is in the case Anmarie Calgaro v. St. Louis County et al and explains Calgaro’s due process rights were trampled when the county and its referred health providers ended her parental control over her minor son without her permission or a court order of emancipation.
Erick Kaardal, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, explained Calgaro’s right to supervise her child’s welfare, educational and medical care decisions were ripped away by St. Louis County authorities without even parental notice.
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“It’s a parent’s worst nightmare,” he explained. “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.”
“Unbelievably,” he continued, “Minnesota statutes authorize a county to deem a minor ’emancipated’ to receive welfare payments to live on their own and allow medical providers to void parental input if it determines the minor is living apart from the parents and is managing personal financial affairs. And the St. Louis County School District in Minnesota has a custom and practice of barring a parent for more than two years from involvement in the child’s education after a child is deemed by the school principal, not by a court order, to be emancipated.”
He said it’s a “serious violation of parental and due process rights.
She sued after her son was given elective medical services for a sex change – while still a minor – without her permission or knowledge.
There also had been no determination that he was emancipated, or given authority to make his own health decisions.
Kaardal said St. Louis County determined, without any basis, that the child was emancipated and could receive government benefits, even though Calgaro was a “fit parent” who objected to their actions….
(Excerpt from WND.)