Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/17/19  12:05 pm
Commenter: E. C. Krattli

Protect the freedom of Virginia families to acquire the counseling they choose
This is a parents concern, not the government. Governments often do what is politically correct not what is right, and seeks to limit what is rightly between parents, their children, and their doctor and therapist. 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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