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Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
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8/1/19 7:10 pm
proposal to ban “any practice or treatment that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation o
I strongly oppose this sweeping proposal to ban
“any practice or treatment that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,”
for the following reasons:
Parents are closest to their child’s challenges; they are in the best position to make healthcare decisions involving the wellbeing of their child.
Under Virginia law, parents have the fundamental right to make decisions regarding the upbringing, education and care of their children.