Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/13/19  7:47 pm
Commenter: Jane Peworchik

Do not ban raparative therapy

TAmericans for years have sacrificed their lives to preserve the rights of all citizens of this country.  Since the people elected you to the Virginia Assembly PLEASE TRY TO REMEMBER what this country was founded on and why the citizens make sacrifices to preserve the U.S. Constitution.

  • Parents are closest to their children’s challenges and they are in the best position to identify solutions and to make healthcare decisions involving the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of their children.
  • Under Virginia law, parents have the fundamental right to make decisions regarding the upbringing, education and care of their children.
  • Some young people may have attractions they desire to change or moderate. Others may simply desire counseling to live a chaste life.  In either instance, there should be options for families to make informed decisions.
  • A ban would deny families the religious freedom to seek counseling aligned with their faith.


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