May 10, 2010Posted by Anne Caroline Drake under DV in the News, Leadership | Tags:activist, After the Trauma, child abuse, Claudine Dombrowski, CNN, domestic violence,family court reform, Jacqueline Costadura, litigation abuse, Mildred Muhammad, Nancy Carroll, parental alienation syndrome, PAS, RightsforMothers |
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© 2010 Nancy Carroll for CNN
History was made yesterday in front of the White House. Mother’s Day is inordinately painful for fierce warrior mothers who have lost custody of their children because they tried to protect them from abuse. Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is an insidious manipulation of the legal system as an instrument of abuse via brutal custody battles.
While I’m sure many of these mothers cried enough tears yesterday to transform a desert into an oasis, they dried those tears and kicked butt!
Nancy Carroll, creator of RightsForMothers, wrote an article published by CNN! Yippee Skippy! I want all of you to click on that link to CNN ~ yes it is in this post twice ~ because y’all need to click up the number of visitors to Nancy’s article so CNN takes our cause seriously. If you have your own blog, I want you to write about this historic moment. If you are pressed for time, I’m going to give you permission to copy this post.
We absolutely, positively need to celebrate this moment in history.
Celebrate the Mothers
Some mothers like Claudine Dombrowski (photos from yesterday) and Jacqueline Costadora and her friend Dawn couldn’t make it to Washington, D.C. But, they each did their own silent protest. Dawn delivered a speech that knocked my socks off and posted it on YouTube. If you think you can’t make a difference, I want you to watch Dawn’s video. She’s just like you. Nancy’s just like you. Mildred’s just like you. Coral’s just like you. Claudine’s just like you.
These amazing women are ordinary folks who did something extra-ordinary yesterday. History is made when one of us decides we’ve had enough injustice, and we set out to change things. When we stick together like all these women did yesterday, we get change.
Thanks, ladies, for your courage, tenacity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Bravo! Bravo!