Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about the polygamist sect that was unveiled in Texas where over 400 children were taken into Child Protective Services custody.
If you need a refresher, read more.
Authorities received a phone call from a 16-year-old girl who claimed to be trapped inside Yearning For Zion Ranch. According to a CNN report:
The teen bride said she was in an abusive "spiritual" marriage to an older sect member, the documents stated. She reported that she was the man's seventh wife and had been beaten and choked.
Then with a search warrant in hand, law enforcement officers invaded the premises and took the children into custody.
The parents of the minors are visibly upset that their babies have been taken away from them. If the children are indeed being abused, then I believe the authorities have done the right thing.
When given the choice to return to the ranch or remain with their children in a safe house, only a small portion chose the latter.
Do you empathize with the women?