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.


  • Anne Wilde cofounder of Principle Voices, an advocacy organization representing Fundamentalist Mormon communities.
  • William Morrison attorney whose clients have included members of numerous polygamous sects
  • John Llewellyn author, "Polygamy's Rape of Rachael Strong: Protected Environment for Predators;" retired lieutenant from the Salt Lake City Sheriff's Department
  • Linda Spears vice president, Child Welfare League of America
  • Carolyn Jessop author, "Escape;" spent 35 years in the Fundamentalist LDS community before escaping with her children.

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