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3/20/19  7:59 pm
Commenter: Michelle Bayliss

Conversion therapy is cruel and psychologically damages children.
 
Conversion therapy has been shown time and time again to be dangerous to young psyches, breaking them and causing irreparable damage to their self-worth. We should love our young people, accept them. Conversion therapy is the opposite of that, telling children something is wrong with them, they are worthless unless it is 'fixed,' that they will never find happiness as long as they aren't 'right.' I don't care who you are, that's cruel to teach anyone. I implore you to ban this practice as it directly harms the already fragile psychological states of kids just trying to figure out who they are.
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