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A California Senator's Attack on Parental Rights

SeriousSam Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 12:25 PM
Nonsense. First, there is plenty of provable data that for some, the therapy is very effective, but that data gets suppressed. Second, this bill would even make it hard even for adults to receive counseling. Anyway, what do you say to the many who have been helped?

Two months ago, I wrote, “As of today, it is legal in California to give hormone blockers to an 11 year-old boy in order to delay the onset of puberty, but it could soon be illegal for a 17 year-old with unwanted same-sex attractions to receive professional counseling, even with parental consent.” Now, California Senator Ted Lieu, has removed any doubt as to why he introduced Senate Bill 1172: “The attack on parental rights is exactly the whole point of the bill because we don’t want to let parents harm their children.”

This is an absolute outrage, and every...