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Fox News host Laura Ingraham interviewed a Florida mother named January Littlejohn who finds herself at the center of the Parental Rights in Education fight after her daughter’s school allegedly attempted to change her child’s gender without parental consent.
“Joining us now on stage is January Littlejohn, the mom whose lawsuit kind of served as a catalyst for the parental rights movement, and Tina Descovich, the co-founder of Moms for Liberty. January, tell us what happened with your teenage child that kicked this all off,” Ingraham said in the opening segment.
“Sure, um, the pandemic was hard on many adolescents, and at the height of the pandemic, our daughter came and told us that she was confused about her sex. This is becoming more and more common and this was after three of her friends in her in-person peer group at school also had come out as transgender. And so, after many weeks of… school had just started, my daughter got in the car and said, ‘Mom, I had a meeting with three school officials and they asked me which restroom I wanted to use,'” Littlejohn recounted.
“I immediately called the school and was told I cannot be given any information about the meeting because my daughter is now protected by a non-discrimination law. Essentially, protected from me. They presumed me to be a danger to my child,” she added.
The bill I signed today protects Florida parents like January Littlejohn. School officials manipulated her daughter to “transition,” calling her a male name & pronouns without January’s knowledge or consent. This is wrong & today’s legislation will ensure it doesn’t happen again. pic.twitter.com/qH4VKUgmkO
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 28, 2022
“So, you’re the danger to the child and they’re, what many are calling, grooming the child. We have an update apparently from your lawyer who is in the crowd,” Ingraham announced and then let the attorney speak.
“Sure, so after we filed a lawsuit, predictably, the school district filed a motion-to-dismiss. We have filed an opposition to that and we’re waiting on the ruling. But what’s more important is that we’re hearing the same exact MO of excluding and deceiving parents, exactly what we heard here, from parents literally around the country. But the good news is that parents are fighting back and they’re filing lawsuits all around the country,” the attorney stated.
“And here in Florida, governor, not only are parents protected by the United States Constitution but they’re protected by the Parent Bill of Rights and the Parents Rights in Education law that you signed into law. Thank you,” she added to loud applause for Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) who was sitting on stage.
“You know it all reminds me of when you go to the pediatrician and then the pediatrician says, ‘Oh, can you step out of the room?’ when you’re with your child. Like yeah, we’re not doing that. They just assume that parents will say, ‘Oh yeah, you can take my child. You can talk to my child outside of my presence.’ No,” Ingraham asserted.
Today, I signed a bill that ends the woke indoctrination in our schools and workplaces.
We are giving parents, students and employees the ability to fight back. pic.twitter.com/Mw6S6vpZhE
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 22, 2022
“Now Tina, I want you to listen to Biden’s disturbing remarks on who he believes your kids belong to,” she told the Moms for Liberty leader.
“We always talk about these children… they’re not someone else’s children. They’re our children. They’re all our children. They’re not somebody else’s children, they’re like yours when they’re in the classroom,” President Joe Biden unbelievably stated recently, speaking to educators at a White House event.
After playing that clip there was loud booing from the audience.
“Tina… they’re not yours when they’re in the classroom apparently. They’re the education establishment’s… aka, the Teachers’ Unions,” Ingraham noted.
Descovich went on to note that the sentiment was unacceptable and that her children were just that… hers.
Ingraham also spoke with DeSantis at length covering CRT in math books. The governor is strongly against the indoctrination of students and adamantly for parental rights.
Littlejohn strongly supports DeSantis and the Parental Rights in Education law. She has aggressively fought back against what happened to her daughter in school and for her rights as a parent.
Today, I signed HB 1557, the Parental Rights in Education Act, into law.
It ensures parents can send their kids to kindergarten without gender ideology being injected into instruction and they will be notified and have the right to decline healthcare services offered at schools. pic.twitter.com/OLnW2GLrJl
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 28, 2022
“This plan directed school staff to conceal from us that this meeting and plan had ever taken place. When parents are excluded from critical decisions about their child’s health and wellbeing at school, it sends a message to children that their parents’ input and authority are no longer important,” she said, according to WFSU.
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