"Why? Because advances in medicine in the early part of the 1800s changed the scientific understanding of life. Previously, life was thought to begin at quickening — when the baby was large enough for the mother to feel it move. And before quickening, abortion was often permitted," Mr. Farris said.
"The Obama administration is basically saying there is no right to home-school anywhere," he told the Fox News Channel. "They are trying to send a family back to Germany, where they would certainly lose custody of their children."