Black Friday Sale! Get 25% Savings When You Subscribe to PLUS Today!

parental rights

Virginia's Policy for Parental Rights vs. California's Trans 'Refuge Law'

Virginia's Policy for Parental Rights vs. California's Trans 'Refuge Law'

Parents do not have an absolute right to do whatever they want to their children. For example, parental rights do not justify the medical or surgical alterations of their children’s healthy bodies, upending their development and causing long-term (and maybe permanent) injury. Parental rights do not include the rights to harm children. For the same reason, parents do have the right to protect their children from harm, such as being inducted or indoctrinated against their will into a harmful ideology. The state has no business interfering with parents protecting their children from an ideology younger than smartphones.

These ever more conflicting laws bring with them a cultural reckoning. More parents will be forced to choose between their rights and state usurpation, between speaking out and remaining silent.