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Sexist reporting of violence studies
Tuesday, September 4, 2001, Joe Manthey, Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California)
The facts about distorting statistics.

Ex-Grizzlie loses custody
Saturday, September 29, 2001, Kirk Makin and Rod Mickleburgh, The Globe and Mail
Former Grizzly loses final round in custody fight
Saturday, September 29, 2001, Mark Hume and Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
Mother wins in Edwards custody case
Friday, September 28, 2001, Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail
Elijah stays with mom: Supreme Court
Friday, September 28, 2001, Canada.com
Supreme Court rules against ex-NBA star Blue Edwards in custody battle
Friday, September 28, 2001, Canada.com
The poor excuse for a Supreme Court strikes again. Unanimously they say "best interests of the child" means one should limit the definition to exclude the BEST and mean sole maternal custody. In addition, these judges confirm that it is fine for woment to purposefully go out and fraudulently get pregnant to ensure that they have a lifetime income. And this group of senile old folks wonder why Canadians have so little respect for any of them. You can read their decision at http://www.lexum.umontreal.ca/csc-scc/en/pub/2001/vol2/html/2001scr2_1014.html for yourself.
Mom's custody wait nearly over
Friday, September 28, 2001, Andy Ivens, The Province
The case of white golddigging frauds and black basketball players goes to court to resolve the issues of this dribbled little guy. Will the Supreme Court have the spine to look after this child and dispense justice? In this case, Mom is not the answer.
Pregnant drivers far more likely to crash car: study
Saturday, September 29, 2001, Julie Smyth, National Post
You think they will ban preggers from driving? Seriously?

Triumph of the spirit belongs to man
Saturday, September 22, 2001, Christie Blatchhord, National Post
Lovely article about the men in New York City, and a stellar dedication to the super columnist, Donna Laframboise, who was fired by the short-sighted mandarins at the National Post. Donna, whose last name if French for "raspberry", has a website at http://www.razberry.com which we hope will be more active again with lots of her great work, since the Post will not be carrying as much.

Woman stabbed outside Halifax bar, suspect arrested
Sunday, September 23, 2001, The (Halifax) Daily News
Women stabbing women...yes, it does happen.

Woman handed curfew, fine for house fire
Saturday, September 22, 2001, Grady Semmens, Calgary Herald
Attempt to incinerate her husband is recognised as a minor offense -- like a parking ticket (but not so expensive).

Psychologists make a bundle while family courts fiddle
Friday, September 21, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
Another great article by Dave Brown about the other big crooks feeding off of parents in the family law system.

Are we ready for Bradley Jones's diary?
Friday, September 21, 2001, Rebecca Eckler, National Post
"Young and bright" reporter at the National Post finds out that men have feelings. And laughs about it. Well, we know who the insensitve ninnies are.

Police: Kidnapped Girl Found Dead
Friday, September 21, 2001, Yahoo News
Child dead, kidnapping mother OK. Too many times.

To protect children, try starting by not victimizing their fathers
Thursday, September 20, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
The reality of caring in a world with ditzes as above -- $47,000 this time.

Kids want say in divorce, PM told
Wednesday, September 19, 2001, Tanya Enberg, Metrotoday
Heroic Clayton Giles from Calgary, bikes across North America, had an audience with Bush just as the WTC was destroyed, but finally got to see Prime Minister Chretien to pass on his message -- kids need both parents, and need to be listened too. Great job, Clayton!

Saying goodbye to the people who made the Post, as it was
Tuesday, September 18, 2001, Christie Blatchhord, National Post
The National Post also gets hit by a foreign object.

Court throws out mom's allegations of abuse by dad
Sunday, September 16, 2001, John Bermingham, The Province
Again the cost of false accusations and getting to see your children -- $100,000 and still counting.

"Need to Update Divorce Act Apparent to Children"
Wednesday, September 19, 2001, The Province
Courageous Clayton Giles shows the world. Will he be ignored by the federal Liberals?

You'll soon be watched much more, experts say
Wednesday, September 19, 2001, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
In the aftermath of the tragic destruction of New York City's World Trade Center by terrorists comes the removal of freedom from Canadians, Americans, and undoubtedly the rest of the world. The terrorists are winning -- we are losing.

Divorce at Work Is Contagious?
Monday, September 17, 2001, Reuters
Maybe it is a virus. Since divorces are 2-3 times more likely to be initiated by a woman, it seems to be a gender specific bug.

More dads are gaining custody of children
Sunday, September 16, 2001, Ashley Estes, The Washington Times
A miniscule increase in a miniscule amount looks like relatively large increase. If only 1 dad used to get custody in every 1,000 divorces, then the 100% increase to 2 dads is really not a large increase. This is lying with stats.

Child sex-abuse claims come under new scrutiny
Thursday, September 13, 2001, Gordon Kent, Edmonton Journal
Social workers to screen abuse allegations -- to decide if investigation is warranted. Hopefully this will cut down on the huge number of false allegations made against men in custody disputes.

Sex Survey Says 'Family Man' Image Now Popular
Wednesday, September 12, 2001, Reuters
In the Western country whose courts has shut the most men out of their children's lives, this is more an indication of how terribly wrong the courts in the UK have ALWAYS been.

Ex-wife sued in fatherhood row
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Mark Dunn, Herald Sun (Australia)
Paternity fraud case allowed to proceed. How just!

Survey suggests parental breakup may affect child's marriage prospects in adulthood
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Canadian Press
Old data here. Presumably this is the survey that shows children are happiest and thrive most in an intact family, and are damaged by separation -- and even more by multiple separations.

Editorial Cartoon
Monday, September 10, 2001, National Post
National Post editorial cartoon says it all.
Divorce law, sex offenders registry on agenda
Monday, September 10, 2001, Mike Blanchfield, National Post
Provinces want funds for divorce services
Monday, September 10, 2001, Daniel Leblanc, The Globe and Mail
Justice ministers to talk Divorce Act, voyeurism and sex offender registry
Sunday, September 9, 2001, Canoe News
Provincial-federal conference to commence. Count on both the provinces and the federal abandonning the children of divorce to the hell they have created for these kids.

Boys May Be Entering Puberty Sooner
Thursday, September 13, 2001, Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
Just like girls, boy are literally being forced by divorce to grow up faster.

Stalled reform
Monday, September 10, 2001, Letter to the Editor by James Hodgins, National Post
Conflict emerges in reform of child custody: Justice official
Saturday, September 8, 2001, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
Now that we know that the federal Department of Justice had been intending on destroying children's relationships with both their parents since day one, they now decide to blame it on the provinces. What a loser strategy!
Child custody reform on back burner
Friday, September 7, 2001, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
The jig is up and the documents are out. The federal Department of Justice had plans for destroying parents and families from the beginning.

Revamp information access law, officials say
Monday, September 10, 2001, Jim Bronskill, National Post
Bureaucrats seek to hide from accountability -- and responsibility.

Crying wolf
Saturday, September 8, 2001, Christie Blatchford, National Post
False accusations, the frequency (understated here), the cost and the reasons.
Cops, CAS absolved
Thursday, September 6, 2001, Gretchen Drummie, Toronto Sun
Ruined his life with malicious prosecution for no reason? No problem....it's not their fault. He can pay for it all.

'I have nothing in common with feminists. They never seem to think that one might enjoy men'
Sunday, September 9, 2001, Barbara Ellen, The Observer
More about Doris Lessing, the supposed feminist.
Lay off men, Lessing tells feminists
Tuesday, August 14, 2001, Fiachra Gibbons, The Guardian (UK)
Another major feminist knows that the gender-hate thing has gone too far. It is a shame our politicians are so much denser.

Grief overflows at funeral
Saturday, September 9, 2001, Sharon Turco, News Press
6-year-old known for perpetual ‘big smile’
Wednesday, September 5, 2002, Pamela Smith Hayford, News Press
Mother’s 911 call ‘heartless’
Tuesday, September 4, 2002, Sharon Turco, News Press
Those who know family at a loss for answers
Monday, September 3, 2002, Mark Krzos, News Press
Lee deputy wounds woman after rampage in North Fort Myers
Monday, September 3, 2002, Andi Atwater, News Press
Leslie Ann Wallace blows away her 6 year old son's chest, hunts down and 16 year old son at his church and wounds him (his Bible kept him from being mortally wounded), and then goes looking to shoot her 19 year old son. She phones 911 and brags about killing the poor little boy. The sons lived with their dad — read, it sometimes seems as if the reporters think this justifies something.

Court rules killer can't get spousal benefits
Saturday, September 8, 2001, Janice Tibbetts, The Ottawa Citizen
An unusual decision -- a woman who tried unsuccessfully to kill her husband didn't get everythign he owns. A decision with some justice in it. I wonder if the lawyers ended up with everything he owns instead.

Are women moral idiots?
Thursday, September 6, 2001, Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail
More like hypocrisy. This is really just a continuation of the philosophy that the feminist movement has restarted and the feminist courts have embraced -- women are not capable of making a decision and should not be held responsible for anything they say or do.

No thanks for the memory ... it was only a TV advert
Wednesday, September 5, 2001, Tim Radford, The Guardian (UK)
More on the reliability of "recovered memories."

Positive side to divorce figures
Saturday, September 1, 2001, Hugh Mackay, Sydney Morning Herald
Writer makes ignorant comments about the impact of divorce on children, because he would be sad with the truth, and supports divorce. However, he does admit that the children would be better off with two happy homes that one miserable one.

Dads miss chance to fight unfair system by choosing wrong champion
Saturday, September 8, 2001, Susan Duncan, Kamloops Daily News
Harumph. Take a look at the real story and what the Kamloops Daily News decided to omit. Not a perfect case of a victimised father, but certainly not as Duncan decides.
The Real Crime Starts In Family Courtroom
Saturday, September 8, 2001, Letter to the Editor by Roger Townsend, Kamloops Daily News
Deadbeat dad gets 30-day jail term
Thursday, September 6, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
Newspaper report of what we already knew. I would note that the newspaper is not dealing with all the issues accurately -- which may be due to the FMEP. The courts in Dawson City, having already sentenced Mr. Unruh to 7 months in jail, refused to send him back again. He was in Kamloops as the FMEP's high cost and inappropriate judge shopping program.
Report from Kamloops
Tuesday, September 4, 2001, Todd Eckert
A report on the injustices being carried out in BC. Let the world know what judges in Canada are expected to do by their civil service masters, and what they do.
"Victimized Fathers Need Better Laws"
Tuesday, September 4, 2001, Letter to the Editor by B. Spooner, Kamloops Daily News
Unruh remains in jail, returns to court Tuesday
Friday, August 31, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
Dad still won’t pay, stays behind bars
Tuesday, August 14, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
Court was correct to apply the law
Saturday, August 11, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
Child-access group wants judge fired
Saturday, August 11, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
Man who won’t support ex stays in jail
Wednesday, August 8, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
Children suffered, ex-wife says
Saturday, August 4, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
If the kids were suffering, undoubtedly she, the judges and lawyers who make the huge bucks out of the suffering would have recognised that the best interests of the children involved shelling out their own money. Oh no, only persecute others. Got it.
Man Kept In Prison Receives Support
Friday, August 3, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
Man Who Owes Ex Must Stay In Prison
Thursday, August 2, 2001, Robert Koopmans, Kamloops Daily News
This is a strange case. Jeffrey James Unruh is a BC father whose wife decided to leave over Unruh's expenses. She has since hauled him through the courts, convinced them to give her sole custody when there was no reason for this, and alienated his children from him. He has requested that the children stay with him and that he would take care of them. The courts, as usual, refuse and treating Mr. Unruh as they normally do -- as a wallet -- ordered him to pay her support, the large portion which is spousal support, while his wife denied access with impunity. Mr. Unruh refused to pay for a number of reasons (only one of which was religious). Mr. Unruh has spent 7 months in jail as the result of persecution by the B.C. Family Maintenance Enforcement Program. The judges in his home riding have refused to jail him any more. However, in the best interests of re-establishing debtors' prisons, the all powerful bureaucrats of the B.C. Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, in this case with the face of Veronica Beier, stole him out of his home riding to renew the persecution with a new hanging judge -- BC Supreme Court Justice Robert Hunter -- in a new riding. Justice Hunter proceeds to show what an ass the BC Supreme Court is and how easily it can be manipulated and bought by the BC bureaucrats. And we thought his job was the pursuit of justice, but now realise it is imprisoning men indefinitely as his whim. I bet Justice Hunter wonders why the dignity of his court has disappeared. The reporter is apparently writing from the notes of the FMEP, rather than dealing with the issues of the differential enforcement of court orders and the violation of basic human rights. We hope that he figures it out soon too.

Judge refuses to set aside support ruling
Wednesday, September 5, 2001, Dawn Walton, The Globe and Mail
Father battles paying support to student, 19
Monday, September 3, 2001, Chris Cobb, National Post
Don't forget, the issue here is that he wants to pay his share of the education to his daughter, not to his ex-wife, just as his ex-wife should pay to the daughter. Mom just wants the money with no obligation to the daughter.
Father fights support order for daughter
Monday, September 3, 2001, Chris Cobb, The Ottawa Citizen
...and on it goes. If there was justice, the children of the divorce -- rather than the children of the judges and lawyers -- would have some money.
This wasn't what the act was intended for
Saturday, August 25, 2001, Mindelle Jacobs, Edmonton Sun
Actually, Midelle, only Dad has to pay here. Mom is a woman and apparently women aren't capable of existing and paying at the same time according to Justice Jack Watson. Although she did manage to exist and take poor old Dad to court frequently.
Get a job
Saturday, August 25, 2001, Editorial, National Post
An outline of the dishonesty of the courts. The Post is wrong though -- they are supposed to enforce the intent of the legislation, not reinterpret the words. Judges are simply dishonest. Justice Jack Watson is simply typcial of these judges, unfortunately.
Tuition ruling forces parents to pay?
Friday, August 24, 2001, Charles Rusnell, The Edmonton Journal
Father ordered to support daughter in university
Friday, August 24, 2001, Charles Rusnell, National Post
It is not true that the Divorce Act requires that post-secondary education be paid for. The attempt to put it in was explicitly removed from parliament before the Child Support legislation was passed. Putting it in is specifically against the intent of both of the Houses of Parliament. More can be seen in a great speech by Senator Anne Cools at http://sen.parl.gc.ca/acools/cools00/06apr00.htm.

Accused in kids' killings may seek bail
Saturday, September 1, 2001, Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun
Well, not too crazy it appears.
Court hearing set for mom charged with killing kids
Friday, August 31, 2001, Calgary Herald
Little emotion
Thursday, August 16, 2001, Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun
Calgary mom remanded on charges
Wednesday, August 15, 2001, Bill Graveland, Canoe News
"Staff Sgt. George Rocks said police have been flooded with phone calls from citizens concerned that Fujii might return to Japan without facing serious charges."
Calgary mom to be charged
Tuesday, August 14, 2001, Judy Monchuk, Canoe News
Long arm of law could pursue mom
Friday, August 10, 2001, Peter Smith, Calgary Sun
Here is what the westerners call horse pucky. If she does to Japan she can go anywhere else. Even if she sayted in Japan, Canadian police rarely will go the time or expense to bring a murderer to justice.
Mom of dead boy to plead guilty
Thursday, August 9, 2001, Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun
...but only for abandoning the son's body ("improperly disposing of the child's corpse")....not for the 4 days it took him to die.
Calgary mother 'let off too easily'
Thursday, August 9, 2001, Randy Boswell and Grady Semmens, The Ottawa Citizen
Canada's answer to mom's who murder their children in terrible ways: PARTY ON!!!! Rie Fujii to leave for Japan with no extradition treaty, and to the rest of world to escape.
Death of baby boy propels strangers to mourn together
Friday, July 6, 2001, Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Cops did not even let Dad out of jail for the funeral. Wonderful people out there.
Baby Domenic not forgotten
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Nadia Moharib, Edmonton Sun
After he's dead, then someone looks after him.
Alberta: Missing baby's father arrested on unrelated warrants
Thursday, June 14, 2001, National Post
Parents have only themselves to fear
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Patricia Pearson, National Post
A look at the reality -- it is not the boogey-man pedophile that we have been trained to protect children from that are the greatest threat to children, if is their parents. And, if you look at the balanced stats, beware of "single moms" in particular.
Mother of missing baby faces deportation over expired visa
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Grady Semmens and Jason Van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Alberta: Woman charged in infant's death faces immigration woes
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, National Post
Japanese mother of dead Alberta baby faces immigration charges
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Canoe News
She's here illegally too.
Terrible tragedy raises parental awareness
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun
Corbella again issues letter that mothers need support for raising kids -- not fathers NECESSARILY, but supports.
Give it up, Licia.
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Letter by Eeva Sodhi, Calgary Sun
A mother tells spoiled Licia what life is.
Alberta: Mother to be assessed
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, National Post
Babies' mother to get psychiatric assessment
Monday, June 11, 2001, Canoe News
Out to decide that mother didn't kill children and to keep this killing out of the statistics by never laying a charge.
Babies' mother in court today
Monday, June 11, 2001, Peter Smith, Calgary Sun
Mother in court -- not for killing children, but for improperly disposing of their bodies. Was killing them really OK?
Alberta: Psych evaluation ordered
Monday, June 11, 2001, National Post
Aching hearts
Sunday, June 10, 2001, Mizue Asai and Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun
Devastated grandparents to come to the side of their killer daughter.
Detectives eager to question father
Sunday, June 10, 2001, Peter Smith, Calgary Sun
Of course, they want him on minor charges and now they want to blame him for the death of children that she hid from him and he didn't know where they were.
Father tried to visit babies
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Parents mourn grandchildren they didn't know
Saturday, June 9, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Mother hides children from their father, and her parents, before killing them.
No work is harder than being a mom
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun
Stupidity. She should try being a parent deprived of their children to find out what hard is.
Diary reveals mother's struggle as police hunt for missing child
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Dawn Walton, The Globe and Mail
'I wanted you to know ... how stressed I am'
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Robert Remington, National Post
Mother stressed, so apparently OK to kill kids?? As pointed out, she had plenty of government paid resources to hide the children from the father while she partied, so there was no need for these children to die.
Police believe infant girl set adrift in bags
Friday, June 8, 2001, Robert Remington, National Post
Neighbours left little boy to die from neglect in his apartment, while mother partied on. Did the baby die first and she dumped the body, or was the little alive when she was put into the freezing water?
Boy found dead; sister missing
Friday, June 8, 2001, Dawn Walton, The Globe and Mail
Mom goes partying for a week. Son die of thirst and starvation, and apparently dumps his sister into the river. Police label deaths "suspicious".
Calgary police search for body of second child
Thursday, June 7, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Second baby's corpse sought in Calgary
Thursday, June 7, 2001, The Toronto Star
Calgary police charge mother in child's death, search for second baby's body
Thursday, June 7, 2001, Judy Monchuck, The Kingston Whig-Standard
Screams ignored as baby left to die
Thursday, June 7, 2001, Kerry Williamson, Calgary Herald
Another murder by an mother, Rei Fujii, who had different priorities that these children, who seem to have died terrible deaths from maltreatment. An echo of Rene Heikamp in Toronto of mothers who just don't care (and in this case, hid from the father who seems to have cared enough to try to help his children).

Ongoing material on the Andrea Yates case from the Hourston Chronicle can be viewed at http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/special/01/drownings/index.html.
Jurors find Texas mother competent to stand trial in drowning deaths of her five children
Saturday, September 22, 2001, ABC News
Deciding Competency
Friday, September 21, 2001, C. Bryson Hull, ABC News
Expert: Yates contemplated killing children for months
Friday, September 21, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Hearing for Houston Mother Postponed
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Pam Easton, Associated Press
As much as I would say something about the delay, this was the day that the World Trade Towers in New York City were destroyed by terrorists with a huge toll of human life. The world went into a different type of moarning for a while.
Yates jury selection is today
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Unequal justice
Monday, September 10, 2001, Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle
Yates' family notified of competency hearing
Thursday, September 6, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Yates case proves we are still puritanical about brain diseases
Sunday, September 2, 2001, Dr. Frank Adams, Houston Chronicle
While I agree that psychology and psychiatry have become mostly farcical caricatures of their original science, neurosciences are not as advanced as Dr. Frank Adams has stated here (at least not yet). However, if the disfunction was present as described, the "disturbed" person would be less like the person with cancer as the cancer cell...and there is little compunction about the evil of destroying (or flies, rats, bacteria which also operate from a different biological imperative than human). The logic is missing, Dr. Adams.
Release of Yates' records a legal maneuver
Sunday, September 2, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Yates' medical records indicated little progress
Saturday, September 1, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Rallying Around a Baby-Killer
Friday, August 31, 2001, Wendy McElroy, Fox News
Note that the feminists did not send the dead children any support. Just a killer.
Feminists using Yates case to attack motherhood
Friday, August 31, 2001, Lisa de Pasquale, Houston Chronicle
Surprised? Families are the enemies of the feminists.
Brother says Yates 'talking more'
Thursday, August 30, 2001, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Several groups rally behind drive to assist Yates
Tuesday, August 28, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
The groups in favour of dead children unite.
NOW Makes It Official
Tuesday, August 28, 2001, Kathryn Jean Lopez, The National Review
NOW to support the killing of lumps of protoplasm, even if they are 7 years old and fight to stay alive.
Bigotry of Low Expectations
Tuesday, August 28, 2001, Dave Kopel, The National Review
"But which society really fosters a culture of death: the society that tolerates infanticide, or the society that does not?"
Coalition supports Houston mom
Tuesday, August 28, 2001, Laura Parker, USA Today
NOW creates coalition to raise funds for Yates
Thursday, August 23, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
NOW presents what it considers important -- and it is not children. Biases need to be recognised that go much beyond their touted "best interests of the children".
Yates competency hearing reset for Sept. 12
Wednesday, August 22, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Yates lawyer gets court record corrected
Thursday, August 16, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Yates hearing is rescheduled
Wednesday, August 15, 2001, Houston Chronicle
Why should we care about reporter's problems hearing courtroom proceedings in the Andrea Yates case?
Monday, August 13, 2001, Mary Flood, Houston Chronicle
Life, Death Issues: Gag order or not, some Yates questions must await trial
Sunday, August 12, 2001, Houston Chronicle
Yates' words are limited by gag order
Friday, August 10, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
DA will seek to put Yates on death row
Wednesday, August 8, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Strategy or justice? We will see.
Incompetence, insanity very different terms
Wednesday, August 8, 2001, Mary Flood, Houston Chronicle
A big legal difference we need to understand.
Mother of drowned U.S. kids indicted
Tuesday, July 31, 2001, Edmonton Sun
Yates' lawyers plan to enter insanity plea
Tuesday, July 31, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Mom charged in drownings moved to psychiatric unit
Tuesday, July 24, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Brother: Yates thought drownings 'best thing'
Saturday, July 14, 2001, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
DA, Yates lawyers differ on gag order, briefs say
Wednesday, July 11, 2001, Mary Flood, Houston Chronicle
Chronicle asks court to lift gag order in Yates case
Thursday, July 5, 2001, Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle
It's all about her, isn't it?
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Mark Steyn, National Post
"Andrea Yates killed her children, but to our pundits she's a really harassed housewife, not a multiple murderer."
Mother charged in kids' drowning says devil is to blame
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, National Post
Yes, she was. Of course, this is just setting things up for the insanity plea.
Woman recalls drowning kids in '86
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Rosanna Ruiz, Houston Chronicle
Child killer with mental disorder pleads her case: it was all dad's fault. She forgives herself.
Is Yates fit to go on trial?
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Lawyers float the insanity plea arguments.
Yates' mother mystified by children's drownings
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Claudia Feldman, Houston Chronicle
Playing God On No Sleep
Monday, July 2, 2001, Anna Quindlen, Newsweek
Article trying to justify the brutal murder of 5 children, and say it is all just a little "oopsie" because she was tired. These newspaper journalists are dangerous. Someone should be seizing their kids, in their own "opinion".
What now for Andrea Yates?
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle
No death sentence really expected for Andrea Yates...just for her kids.
Nightmare overtakes a man's charmed life
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle
Not without precedent
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Houston Chronicle
This was not the first mass killing by a mother...and it will not be the last.
Hawaii killings eerily similar to Yateses'
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle
This was not the first mass killing by a mother...and it will not be the last.
Yates family's tragedy holds up a mirror to us all
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Cheryl Brundage, Houston Chronicle
One of those I-felt-bad-one-day-so-it-is-OK-to-kill-children-and-blame-men arguments, put out cause all men are "monsters". Just look at the space she takes to develop that.
Why mothers kill their babies
Saturday, June 30, 2001, Sharon Kirkey, National Post
One of the sickest and more irrsponsible rationalisations that have come out in this debate. Mental illness in the criminals like Timothy McVeigh don't count, but anything a woman does wrong must be a mental illness and therefore she is the victim and those that die are the oppressors. You want a "command hallucination"? .... here it is!! The Post should be ashamed.
A family's pain unleashes sadness, anger
Friday, June 29, 2001, Sherry Thomas, Houston Chronicle
One of those articles deciding to blame someone else for the murder..this time some nebulous and unknown "we". If this was a man, the debate would be about keeping all men away from all chidlren. The double standard in action.
Andrea Yates' siblings: Depression runs in family
Thursday, June 28, 2001, Audrey Warren, Houston Chronicle
Father eulogizes 5 murdered children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, Pam Easton, National Post
Father remembers 5 children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Houston father buries 5 children allegedly drowned by their mother in bathtub
Thursday, June 28, 2001, The Ottawa Citizen
Grief-Stricken Father Eulogizes 5 Drowned Houston Children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, New York Times
Yates children remembered in services
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Yates case falls under gag order
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Janette Rodrigues, Houston Chronicle
eBay stops auction of address for Yates site
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Jo Ann Zuñiga, Houston Chronicle
Friends say Yates they knew couldn't hurt anyone
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Audrey Warren, Houston Chronicle
Insanity defense has twofold proof burden
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Jo Ann Zuñiga, Houston Chronicle
Baby blues
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Claudia Feldman, Houston Chronicle
'She's in a very deep psychotic state'
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, National Post
Mom who killed kids 'in deep psychotic state,' lawyer says
Monday, June 25, 2001, Houston Chronicle
Funerals for five Yates children set for Wednesday in Clear Lake
Monday, June 25, 2001, Houston Chronicle
A Mother No More
Monday, June 25, 2001, Amanda Ripley, Time Magazine
Mom depicted as private, caring, burdened
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle
Attorney: Insanity defense likely
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Jerry Urban, Houston Chronicle
Stoic dad visits wife in jail
Saturday, June 23, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Rosanna Ruiz, Houston Chronicle
Father joins candlelight vigil for his 5 slain children
Saturday, June 23, 2001, Dale Lezon and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Mother chased down oldest son before drowning him, report says
Saturday, June 23, 2001, C. Bryson Hull, National Post
Researchers say 'filicide' not rare
Friday, June 22, 2001, Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle
Yates had taken anti-psychotic drug
Friday, June 22, 2001, Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle
We were a 'good family,' dad says
Friday, June 22, 2001, National Post
Mom held in killing 5 kids
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Mike Glenn, Ruth Rendon and Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle
A recent history of infanticide
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Janette Rodrigues, Houston Chronicle
Investigator: Mother described methodical drowning of 5 kids
Thursday, June 21, 2001, S.K. Bardwell, Mike Glenn and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Postpartum depression's role doubted
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle
Here are a few of the things that make you realise that the story being spun is not the right on.
Woman charged with drowning her five children
Thursday, June 21, 2001, C. Bryson Hull, National Post
Husband stands by woman who killed their children
Thursday, June 21, 2001, The Toronto Star
5 kids found slain in Clear Lake
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, Mike Glenn and Miriam Garcia, Houston Chronicle
Mother held after five children drowned
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Here again a murderous mother, Andrea Yates, drowns her 5 young children in the bathtub -- including a 7-year-old who fought the process tooth-and-nail. But they are dead. Watch how the newspapers turn away from the terrible end these children met at the hands of someone that supposedly loved them. Yates's depression and psychosis are then used to somehow justify this killing -- seemingly even to her husband and family -- although any such psychotic man would have been labelled a monster (no reason to look at why)1 and duely done away with. They even want to hang the unlikely lable of "post partum depression" in this murder of so many children, not just the baby, by a woman that was rational enough to fight a 7-year-old into the water and rational enough to let her husband and police know what she did, after it was done, but not before when it would have made a difference. It is amazing the number of women who comment htat they wanted to kill their children at one time or another, so it must be OK for women to kill kids. Monsters indeed.

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