Calif. lawmakers don't trust parents

Calif. lawmakers don't trust parents

Calif. lawmakers don't trust parents

Parents in The Golden State may soon find the government is accommodating children at their expense.

Greg Burt of the California Family Council believes parents ought to be enraged that the California Assembly has passed a measure requiring insurance companies to keep secrets from them.

"A bill that Planned Parenthood has sponsored [forces] insurance companies to hide from parents what they're calling sensitive medical procedures," Burt details. "These sensitive medical procedures include abortions, sexual assault treatment, drug abuse and mental health treatment, cross-sex hormones, puberty blockers, and the like."

If it becomes law, then parents will receive a bill with a medical charge for their child and no explanation of what the charge is for.

"Here in California, it's those kids who are 12 years old and older who'll consent to a lot of medical services, including abortion, including mental health services, that they can consent to without getting any permission from parents," Burt relays. "More or less, the legislators here trust medical providers more than they do trust parents."

Burt submits Planned Parenthood and members of the General Assembly should not be allowed to undermine parents' right to raise their children and be included in the things affecting their health and well-being.

With the General Assembly's approval, the proposal is now being considered by the state Senate.