VA Dems Introduce Bill Allowing Minors To Consent To Gender Transition Procedures
Virgina has proven itself to be a battleground state. Especially when it comes to the schools.
The Commonwealth elected Republican Glenn Youngkin back in November 2021, who has since made it his mission to put parents in control over their child’s education.
Democrats – who believe the State should have more power and control than families – have put up roadblocks every step of the way it seems.
Now they have just introduced a new bill that will allow minors to get transgender procedures. Not to mention hide medical records from parents.
Virginia Democrats opened the legislative session with a bill to allow 16-year olds to gender transition and for doctors to hide medical records from parents if parents finding out would likely "deter" the children.https://t.co/vTYNOBt9k8
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) January 16, 2023
From The Daily Wire’s Luke Rosiak:
Five Democrat delegates introduced House Bill 2091, which says that medical professionals and counselors may deny parents the right to their own children’s records if “the furnishing to or review by the requesting parent of such health records would be reasonably likely to… deter the minor from seeking care.”
It also says that “Any minor 16 years of age or older who is determined by a health care provider to be mature and capable of giving informed consent shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of giving consent to consultation, diagnosis, and treatment of a mental or emotional disorder by a health care provider or clinic.”
Of course, children cannot comprehend the consequences of these medical choices. Which is exactly why Virginia Democrats want to cut moms and dads out of that decision making process entirely.
Woke doctors, as we’ve seen time and time again, couldn’t care less about any future ramifications. It’s all about the cause and profits, apparently.
More from Rosiak:
The sponsors were Candi Mundon King of Prince William and Stafford; Nadarius Clark of Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth; Patrick Hope of Arlington; Michelle Lopes Maldonado of Prince William and Manassas; Sam Rasoul of Roanoke; and Marcus Simon of Fairfax. Mundon King, the lead sponsor, did not return a request for comment.
Jeanine Lawson, a Republican member of the Board of Supervisors in Prince William, where some of the Democrat bill’s sponsors hail from, who ran for Congress this year said of the Democrats’ bill: “Sixteen year olds are not adults. Their brains are not fully developed and they’re deeply affected by peer pressure. Parents must approve their driver’s license, field trips and skipping class. Parents are their guardians in the truest sense of the word.”
So long as Youngkin is Governor, it’s unlikely this bill ever gets signed. But that’s besides the point. Democrats have made it clear they want to remove parents from the role they play in their child’s life and education. Then have a big government fill that void.
This is the GOP response:
On the same day, Republican Delegate Dave LaRock of Clarke, Frederick, and Loudoun introduced House Bill 2280, asserting that parents have a right to children’s health records and blocking the ability for minors to consent to medical procedures without their parents.
LaRock told The Daily Wire that “Activists, including those in schools, are doing everything they can to hide life-altering conversations and decisions from parents, even, in some cases, deliberately misinforming parents and children. This is not in the best interests of the students or parents.”
“Just over a year ago, Virginia voters strongly sided with parental rights over the ‘we know best’ education bureaucracy, and elected a ‘Parents First’ Governor. This new law I’m proposing will support parent’s rights to protect their children’s wellbeing,” he said.
For more evidence of the push to remove parents from the so-called gender decision making process, Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia have already moved to not tell parents when children are questioning their “gender identity.”
This is the new official policy from the school district.
Now, perverted predators can groom children, talk to them about sex, confuse them about gender, and induct them into the satanic LGBT lifestyle without their parents ever knowing.
NEW. Our @IWN parent advocate Stephanie Lundquist-Arora got this scoop. @fcpsnews is putting teachers through reeducation training: "Supporting Gender-Expansive and Transgender Youth."
Q: "Parent permission is required for which of the following?"
A: "None of the above."
— Asra Nomani (@AsraNomani) July 5, 2022
Imagine how far gone the Virginia public school system would be had Youngkin lost to Terry McAuliffe during the State’s last election cycle.
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