Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/12/19  3:43 pm
Commenter: Morgan Taylor

Do not ban reparative therapy. Protect religious freedom.
Please do not ban reparative therapy. A ban would prevent persons who actually want help from getting it. Furthermore, a ban would be an infringement upon the first amendment right of religious freedom and on the right of parents to oversee their children's upbringing and to give them the care they think is best, and which the children themselves may want as well. Some children or even grown persons might want therapy, so denying it to them is not helping them or standing for their well-being. There is no reason to impose a ban; a ban would prevent persons who truly want assistance from getting it. Persons who do not want the therapy are not required to get it, so why make persons who do want it unable to have access to it?
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