CA Strips Foster Parents of Key Rights

In Culture, News by Allen West3 Comments

I know that y’all are laser focused on the Kavanaugh confirmation follies. I mean, what a flake is Jeff Flake? Who would have thought that a GOP senator would derail this confirmation proceeding? After all, the Democrats, when in charge under Harry Reid, changed the threshold to pass a SCOTUS nomination from 60 to 51. Now, when the GOP is in charge, they are still fractured over baseless accusations — without a shred of corroborating evidence — and allegations to stall the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

But, while this is going on, there is also nonsense — and I mean utterly despicable, and disgusting nonsense — happening in California. As reported by Townhall:

“A new law recently passed in California allows children as young as 12 years old to receive taxpayer-funded transgender treatments and services, without parental consent. 

The controversial California law, known as AB 2119, is intended to “provide that the rights of minors and non-minors in foster care, as described above, include the right to be involved in the development of case plan elements related to placement and gender affirming health care, with consideration of their gender identity.”

AB 2119 was authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D). Costs related to the treatments will reportedly be covered by tax-paying Californians, based on a provision included in the legislation.

“All children in foster care, as well as former foster youth up to 26 years of age, are entitled to Medi-Cal coverage without cost share or income or resource limits”, reads the bill. “The Medi-Cal program provides transition-related health care services when those services are determined to be medically necessary.”

A sub-provision also stipulates that all rights afforded to children in the foster care system, such as the right to confidential health and mental care, will also now apply to “gender affirming healthcare.” 

Foster parents will have no say over whether or not the children in their care obtain these services. Prior to passage of the bill, the American College of Pediatricians filed testimony against the legislation, strongly urging California legislators to reject it.

“Children with gender dysphoria believe they are not their biological sex,” the March 2018 testimony read. “A delusion is a fixed false belief. This bill proposes that foster children with gender dysphoria be socially affirmed into their delusion, and allowed to obtain experimental puberty blockers, and dangerous cross-sex hormones and surgery without parental consent.”

The American College of Pediatricians cited a number of statistics in favor of their position against the bill, including the fact that roughly 88 percent of gender dsyphoric girls and 98 percent of gender dysphoric boys will, if given time, go on to identify with their biological sex by late adolescence.”

There is a rally cry by the progressive, socialist, left to “Turn Texas Blue.” Is this what that means? To have the state force taxpayers to pay for sex change medications for children? Please, re-read this, and understand that the State of California is embarking upon an endeavor to change the biological sex of children. This condition is a mental health condition called gender dysphoria. That has been termed by the American Psychiatric Association, not me. If this is being applied to children in foster care, without the consent of the foster parents. How long before the left will impose this upon the actual, biological, or adoptive parents of children?

This, ladies and gents, is a most abhorrent invasion by the state ,and actually represents a level of child abuse that is unconscionable. However, this all ties into the ideological agenda of the left who are starting to teach children that they can choose their “gender.” I recently shared a story with you about the American Academy of Pediatrics and their position on this issue . . . which aligns with what is happening in California.

The left wants California, Texas, and Florida — the three most populous states in our Republic — in order to mandate these types of invasive, and insidious policies. Sadly, the GOP has not learned how to nationalize the midterm elections, and simply ask that simple question: “Who wants to be like California?” Or Illinois, New York, New Jersey, you get my point.

Wise King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way that he should go, so that when he is old he shall not depart from it.”

We now have the left starting very early to fundamentally transform the most basic lesson for our children: how to be little boys, or little girls. Because, for the progressive, socialist, left, there are no absolute truths, just their ideological agenda.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: To read the testimony against AB 2119, mentioned above, click the “Download Now!” button below ]

 

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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.