In a clear case of He Fled – She Fled, reporters gush over a father who abducts his son and criminalize a mother who flees with her children.
You be the judge:
Her story: Fairfax Co. Family Found; Mom Charged
Most parental abductions occur by a parent who once had custody and then lost it. Often, there are accusations of abuse that the judge dismisses (that’s not to say it didn’t happen). Even the media have failed to mention that Amy West accused her husband of child abuse. This propels the parent to take the children and run – to find safety. The reaction, however, is not very sympathetic, is it? Very typical, indeed.