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3/19/19  9:35 pm
Commenter: Sydne Santo

Conversion Therapy: No Thank You
 

I'm truly confused as to who thought this was ever a good idea. Conversion therapy is a form of abuse, and anyone who thinks otherwise is hiding behind the idea that people in this world exist with varying degrees of differences in their lifestyles and sexual orientations. 

Suicide already is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24, and those in the LGBT+ community are almost three times as likely to commit suicide. THREE TIMES!! By allowing conversion therapy to continue to be legal and practiced, you are enabling the mental and emotional abuse of countless number of people who otherwise are not exposed to the idea that they are loved, accepted, and valued. The world is hard enough without us placing additional darkness on those who need love the most. 

 

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