Virginia Democrats have decided to go full crazy on this one:
Under this proposed law, 16-year-old minors can consent to medical gender transition against the will of their parents and hide their medical records.
(Because the Democrat party wants the government to be their real parents.)
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."
Kids who can't possibly comprehend the consequences of these medical choices will be given carte blanche to castrate themselves.
They are at the mercy of wacky woke doctors who will permanently and irreversibly damage their reproductive capabilities for the sake of ego and profit.
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."
These kids can't get tattoos because they don't know what "permanent" really means.
But Democrats want them to be able to remove their breasts and mutilate the genitals.
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.
With a Republican governor, this bill won't be signed any time soon.
But the point has been made. Virginia Dems have staked their claim as the party of mutilating kids and deceiving parents.