Democrat Mother Sounds Alarm About A California Bill Allowing “State-Sanctioned Kidnapping” Of Minors Seeking Mental Health Care
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A bill proposed by a California Democrat, Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo, would allow a mental health professional to place a child in a residential shelter facility without the parents’ knowledge or consent.
AB665 takes an existing law to the next level. Currently, children 12 and older can consent to mental health treatment and counseling but not to placement in a residential shelter facility unless they are considered a risk to themselves or others or are the victims of incest or child abuse.
The proposed legislation would remove these two stipulations.
Parental rights advocate Erin Friday, who considers herself a Democrat, is drawing attention to what she considers “terrifying” legislation.
Friday joined Fox & Friends First to discuss her concerns.
“This is an abrogation of parental rights once again, and here in California, it’s almost as if we get to parent our kids until they’re age 12, and then the state gets to take them,” Friday said.
“So I call this bill the state-sanctioned kidnapping bill because there doesn’t need to be any allegation of abuse against a parent or a serious threat of suicide of the child before a school counselor can unilaterally decide to take that child and place them in a residential facility.”
“In the world of transgenderism,” she continued, “that means that a child who goes to a school counselor and says that they are transgender and that their parent won’t support them, that child can be whisked off to an LGBTQ community facility and not come home from school that day.
“This bill is terrifying, and it should terrify every parent in the country because what we do here in California gets passed along in other states.”
Current California law allows minors of at least 12 years of age “to consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services, if the minor is mature enough to participate intelligently in the outpatient services or residential shelter services, as specified, and either the minor would present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to themselves or to others or if the minor is the alleged victim of incest or child abuse.”
“This bill would also align the existing laws by requiring the professional person treating or counseling the minor to consult with the minor before determining whether involvement of the minor’s parent or guardian would be inappropriate,” the bill reads.
Friday has the same concerns as many parents around the country. A lot of mental health professionals, teachers, and school counselors have had increasing influence over children and have engaged in the indoctrination of kids with far-left ideology.
“Let’s talk about who these counselors are, their caliber is not very high.
“These are counselors who are indoctrinators, and they get to decide where your child goes that evening,” Friday continued.
“It’s… just a terrifying bill.”
Because current law allows state-run insurance, Medi-Cal, to pay for mental health care bills for some children, a large percentage coming from a minority background, those in favor of the bill are touting it as a way to “expand mental health care access to Black and Latino children as well as LGBTQ+ youth.”
That’s proponents’ way of saying if you oppose this legislation, you’re a racist and a bigot. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Will “state-sanctioned kidnapping” be allowed in California or will common sense prevail?