On August 14, we contacted our Members of Congress and asked them to pass H.Con.Res. 72, “ Expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged.” The most important part of this legislation is that family courts should consider and resolve claims and risks of abuse and domestic violence before it considers other factors. As many children have died or have been traumatized because courts have not prioritized the safety of the child, this legislation is past due. Another important provision is that “quasi-scientific evidence should be admitted by courts only when it meets admissibility standards for scientific evidence.” This refers to the pseudo-scientific theory of “parental alienation,” a theory concocted by paedophilia promoter Dr. Richard Gardner to discredit the protective parent (usually the mother). Courts have unfortunately been swayed by this bogus theory.
Contact your Member of Congress. If you contacted them on August 14 about H.Con.Res. 72, ask them for a response to your initial communication. If this is the first time contacting them about this, fill them in on the issue and ask for a response as soon as possible.