Democrat mom from California He is sounding the alarm over a bill that would allow mental health professionals to take children as young as 12 away from their families so they can seek care without parental consent.
Parental rights advocate Erin Friday Join “Fox & Friends First” to discuss her concerns about “terrifying” legislation that she fears other countries will follow.
“This is a repeal of parental rights again, and here in California, it’s as if we raise our kids until they’re 12, and then the state has to take them,” he said Wednesday. “So I call this law the state-passed abduction bill, because there need be no allegation of abuse against a parent or serious threat of suicide for a child before a school counselor decides unilaterally to take that child and place them in a residential facility.”
She continued: “In the transgender world, that means that a child who goes to a school counselor and says they are transgender and that their parent will not support them, that child can be taken to an LGBTQ community facility and not come home from school that day. This law is terrifying, and it should It terrifies every parent in the country, because what we do here in California is being passed on in other states.”
Current state law allows minors under the age of 12 to “consent to outpatient psychiatric treatment or counseling, or residential shelter services, if the minor is mature enough to intelligently participate in outpatient services or residential shelter services, as defined, and either The minor poses a risk of serious physical or mental harm to himself or others or if the minor is the alleged victim of incest or child abuse.”
Sponsored by a Democrat Assembly Bill 665introduced in February, would remove the requirement that children be a danger to themselves or others, or be victims of incest or abuse, before seeking care without their parents’ consent.
The bill states: “This bill would be consistent with existing laws by obligating a professional who treats or advises a minor to consult with the minor before determining whether the intervention of the minor’s parent or guardian is inappropriate.”
Friday expressed concern about leverage Mental health professionals It could be on children, suggesting that they could use this law to indoctrinate children with far-left ideology.
“Let’s talk about who these advisors are, their capabilities are not very high,” she said. These are the counselors who do the indoctrination, and they have to decide where your child goes that evening.”
She continued, “It’s … just a terrifying bill.”
The legislation notes that about half of children in the state have health insurance through state-run Medi-Cal, and the majority of those children come from minority backgrounds.
Current law only allows minors’ mental health care bills to be paid to Medi-Cal if the child is “mature enough” to participate in services and the individual poses a risk to themselves and others, or if they are the victim of alleged abuse.
The new measure would remove the second requirement, removing an additional barrier for low-income youth seeking to Bypass parental consent In order to access mental health treatment.
The bill’s champions largely framed the legislation as an effort that would expand access to mental health care for Black and Latino children as well as LGBTQ youth.
The bill stated that “More than half of the LGBTQ+ youth surveyed reported that the inability to obtain permission from their parents or guardians was sometimes or always a barrier to accessing mental health services.”
But critics were quick to slam the legislation, considering it the state’s latest ploy to strip parents of their rights, all at the expense of the state’s taxpayers.
“I’m always money. It’s money and sex. That’s the answer to everything,” Friday responded when asked about the motive behind the bill.
Last September, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that would make the Golden State a children’s sanctuary. Research procedures and medications for transgender people.
The policy prohibits state officials from enforcing laws in other states that impede access to medical procedures and medications for transgender people.
It also prohibits state agencies and law enforcement organizations from cooperating with subpoenas and other legal proceedings outside the state on these matters. It protects both children and parents who seek or provide transgender services from legal consequences.
The effort came as a series of Republican-led states transitioned Restriction of ‘sex confirmation’ sponsorship and procedures for minors.
“They are trying to destroy the family,” Friday said. “I’m a Democrat. This is coming from a Democratic family. I don’t know what’s going on in our country right now, but parents are definitely seen as pariahs, and the state is seen as displacing parents’ rights, including teachers, administrators, and mental health providers.”
And she continued, “So I don’t know.” “It is pure destruction of the family.”
The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, bringing it one step closer to becoming law.
Fox News’ Tyler Olsen contributed to this report.