Women Want NOW to Change Their Position on Parental Alienation
  • Petitioned National Organization for Women

This petition was delivered to:

Terry O'Neill, NOW President
National Organization for Women

Women Want NOW to Change Their Position on Parental Alienation

    1. Anna Tivade
    2. Petition by

      Anna Tivade

      Chatham, NJ

In 2006, the National Organization for Women Resolved to denounce Parental Alienation (http://www.now.org/organization/conference/resolutions/2006.html#pas) and in 2007 stated that, "The truth is that Parental Alienation really is a dangerous and cleverly marketed legal strategy that has caused much harm to victims of abuse, especially women and children during and post divorce. This strategy, promoted actively by several "father's rights" groups, has convinced many people, including some in the judicial system and the media, that the actions of a protective parent (usually the mother) are more harmful than the actual mistreatment inflicted by an abusive parent... Parental Alienation Syndrome is junk science..."  (http://www.now.org/issues/family/050307pas.html)

Women all over the world can attest to the fact that Parental Alienation does exist, and that it devastates families.  Denying the existence of Parental Alienation will not help further equality among women, as it is denying the very phenomenon that women and men all over the world are experiencing.

 As a member of NOW, I am distressed by their misinformed position. If you are a woman who is affected by Parental Alienation please sign this petition.

Thank you!

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. We need more signatures1 NOW is spreading propaganda!

      Anna Tivade
      Petition Organizer

      Please help to spread this petition to as many women as you know. NOW PAC's latest article states the following, "It works like this: A protective parent who accuses her/his ex-spouse of harming their child(ren) is deemed mentally ill -- solely by virtue of the accusation. If the child fears the accused parent, the child is said to also suffer the same mental illness of PAS. Ludicrously, the PAS theory holds that the protective parent and child can only be "cured" of their "disease" by being totally separated, with the child placed in the exclusive custody of the feared parent."

      Let's tell NOW that these statements are false and many women are the target parent of Parental Alienation! Thank you.

    3. Birthrights4Equality has started a new campaign for women!

      Anna Tivade
      Petition Organizer

      Birthrights 4 Equality just launched a new photo campaign focusing on the National Organization of Women. NOW voted not to recognize Parental Alienation and we are asking them to take a 2nd LOOK! It is part of Birthrights 4 Equality's Eyes on Awareness campaigns. We ask women across the country to wear blue eyeshadow on one eye and pink on the other and send your pictures to birthrights4equality@yahoo.com Tell NOW that you SEE Parental Alienation and you want them to take a second LOOK!

    4. NOW Foundation is working hard against us

      Anna Tivade
      Petition Organizer

      "The notion of a parental alienation in custody disputes was advanced by the late Dr. Richard Gardner who committed suicide in 2003. The alienation accusation has been embraced by men's custody activists as an effective weapon to undermine mothers' bid for legal custody of minor children. Many advocates on behalf of mothers believe that batterers, child abusers and pedophiles populate these men's custody networks. There have been numerous instances of documented batterers and child abusers being awarded custody by biased family court judges."

    5. Need some encouragement to sign? Follow the link to read more!

      Anna Tivade
      Petition Organizer

      Here are some links to what exactly the National Organization for Women thinks about what we live through on a daily basis:

      :This is not a trend that will fade away. It's junk science that's gaining momentum, amassing victims, fooling powerful government officials, and even attracting an unfortunately famous ally or two like Alec Baldwin. PAS advocates play down the theory's unquestionably absurd roots in Gardner's pseudo-science, pathologize and punish mothers fighting to protect themselves and their children, and stand faithfully by fathers' so-called right to unfettered access to their children despite any history of assault or abuse. And the judges and the media are buying it hook, line and sinker. Do something about it. Contact the governors who've proclaimed "Parental Alienation Awareness" days and raise their awareness about what's in the best interest of our families. Contact the media outlets who are giving PAS advocates like Alec Baldwin a platform to lie to the public."

    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. Find out more with PASA-NJ

      Anna Tivade
      Petition Organizer

      Parental Alienation Support & Advocacy NJ is supporting this petition.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • jennifer jones KANSAS CITY, MO
      • 8 months ago

      It is so wrong how moms and dads are pushed out of there childrens lives for no reasons at all. or in my case for asking for help with shelter for my children and I from the homeless hotline and what did I get my children taken from me. for driving a wedge in between my self and my children what a government we have take her kids cuz shes homeless

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    • Carmen Barclay NANAIMO, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      Children have rights to be safe and sheltered from the conflict of two adults in battle, regardless of the circumstances. Stop the crazy making and start supporting children and families through these difficult times.

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    • Linda Montalbano LORIDA, FL
      • 9 months ago

      I lost my daughter to parental alienation in 1991 and today she still hates me.

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    • william overcash OCKLAWAHA, FL
      • 9 months ago

      I have seen PAS done to both women and men

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    • Danielle Philippe ORLANDO, FL
      • 9 months ago

      Parental alienation is not junk as I am watching a wonderful relationship between my new husband and his daughter be torn to pieces as we speak. We are living proof of this and I for one am writing to whoever I can to say that such a thing should not be allowed to happen. And yes, after all I have seen the past 6 months, the only way to stop it is to have the child removed (or what we keep on praying for is that God to soften the mother's heart).

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