Washington has just passed a law allowing for the legal removal of children from their parents in the event that they object to gender transition. This law will allow “shelters” to treat minors who are transitioning their gender without parental consent. This obviously curtails parental rights.
Many contend that this bill could result in child abuse and exploitation because it could provide predators with a way to prey on defenseless kids who might be looking for shelter or medical attention. Additionally this might have long-term effects on children’s mental and physical health because they might not be old enough or wise enough to make healthcare decisions for themselves.
Others have argued that parents and medical professionals should make these decisions rather than the government getting involved in gender-affirming care for children.
“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation” – Nelson Mandela.