The Best Interests of the Child

From: Volume VI, Issue 2: Winter 1986 Pages 42-48


When the courts talk about "the best interest of the child," it sounds compassionate, even pious. By their actions, the courts contradict their aims of securing "the best interest of the child." Children are "awarded" to one parent ( usually the mother) in an adversary, winner-take-all approach. Children are allowed to reject one parent and choose the other; most often they are separated form their fathers. This is an evil, unjust practice that must be attacked so that children do not continue to be destroyed. There is much the church can do if it has the courage to take seriously the suggestions made in this article.



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