Polygamy and Child Welfare

Polygamy and Child Welfare

A West Texas court considers whether to place more than 400 children removed from the families of a polygamous sect in foster care after an allegation of abuse. A look at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and...

A West Texas court considers whether to place more than 400 children removed from the families of a polygamous sect in foster care after an allegation of abuse. A look at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the intersection of polygamy and child welfare issues.

Guests

Carolyn Jessop

author, "Escape;" spent 35 years in the Fundamentalist LDS community before escaping with her children.

Linda Spears

vice president, Child Welfare League of America

John Llewellyn

author, "Polygamy's Rape of Rachael Strong: Protected Environment for Predators;" retired lieutenant from the Salt Lake City Sheriff's Department

William Morrison

attorney whose clients have included members of numerous polygamous sects

Anne Wilde

cofounder of Principle Voices, an advocacy organization representing Fundamentalist Mormon communities.

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