Maintain reparative therapy option
Reparative therapy is beneficial to many people. It should not be banned because it conflicts with the social narrative goals of the progressive left. Parents are closest to their child’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 child. 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 want to change. Others may simply desire guidance from a social worker to live a chaste life. In either instance, there should be options for families to make informed decisions. Please do not ban this therapy option. Thank you.