Californians beware 'really bad bills'

Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

California flagWhen California lawmakers return to Sacramento, they have some heavy-duty decisions ahead of them regarding parental rights.

As of now, the California General Assembly plans to resume work on May 4th, and Greg Burt of the California Family Council is closely watching "several really bad bills." SB 1004, for example, is a very specific measure of special concern that requires medical insurance firms to keep certain procedures and medications for minors secret from their parents.

"The bill lists out what exactly these sensitive services are, and that includes abortion, drug abuse, and mental health treatment," Burt details. "It also includes sexual assault care and under certain circumstances also includes transgender hormone and sex change operations."

Planned Parenthood has maintained that it does not do transgender work on minor patients without parental consent, but the California Teachers Association wants the children to be able to consent themselves.

Another bill up for discussion, AB 2035, makes sure social workers report to the courts that every foster care child, starting at age 10, knows their right to secret abortions and birth control and where to obtain the services.

"The state is acting as the parents, but my question is what good parent would hand out Planned Parenthood's number to a 10-year-old so they know where they can get secret abortions and birth control," Burt wonders. "I don't know any parents like that."

California lawmakers are being pressed to work on budget issues, however, including costs related to COVID-19, which could potentially put these measures and other legislation on the back burner.

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