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Janet Heimlich received a B.A. in Communications from Stanford University in 1984 after which she began a career of producing and writing corporate and commercial film and video presentations in California. In 1996, she moved to Austin and turned her interests toward journalism. For eight years, Ms. Heimlich freelanced as a reporter for National Public Radio and other national radio networks. Working for NPR, she earned a reputation for exposing injustices in the death penalty and prison systems and won nine journalism awards, including the prestigious Katie, given by the Press Club of Dallas; the Houston Press Clubs Radio Journalist of the Year; and the Texas Bar Associations Gavel Award. In addition to her radio work, Ms. Heimlich has wri ...more

faith healing kidA legislative committee in Idaho is about to consider a bill that would endanger the lives of countless children in that state. Senate Bill 1182, filed by Sen. Dan Johnson, aims to change the laws that provide religious exemptions to parents who deny their children needed medical care.


Already, more children die of “faith healing” medical neglect in Idaho than in any other state, largely due to...

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“Religion can bring great comfort to children.
It can also turn their lives into a living hell.”
Janet Heimlich, Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment

“Some people do not want to examine religious influences of child maltreatment. However, if we fail to look at all influences and risk factors, then we are allowing some forms of abuse to continue and, therefore, are guilty of maltreatment ourselves.”
Janet Heimlich

“Critics refer to faith communities’ “culture of forgiveness,” in which abuse victims are discouraged from feeling anger and instead are told to forgive their perpetrators.”
Janet Heimlich, Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment

“Some people do not want to examine religious influences of child maltreatment. However, if we fail to look at all influences and risk factors, then we are allowing some forms of abuse to continue and, therefore, are guilty of maltreatment ourselves.”
Janet Heimlich

“Love for children is the enormous untapped power that can wake us up to the profound changes we need to make if we’re to have a future worth living.”
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