"Freedom of Choice?"
U.S. courts have held that, in the name of personal autonomy and choice, the government has no right to insert itself into the private healthcare decisions/choices of patients with providers (e.g., abortion). Yet, with reparative/conversion therapy, the government seeks to prevent these private healthcare decisions/choices from ever taking place. I hope the Board of Social Work considers this glaring inconsistency before banning reparative/conversion therapy. Do we have "freedom of choice" for ourselves and our children as it relates to health and wellbeing, or not?