Protect Parental Rights in Pennsylvania — Support HB 1537

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Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly are seeking to enact HB 1537, which would strengthen and protect parental rights.

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Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly are seeking to enact legislation that would strengthen and protect parental rights.

House Bill No. 1537 (HB 1537) is sponsored by Representative Barbara Gleim (R-Middlesex Township) and 10 other representatives. If enacted, it would raise the age of consent for mental-health services from 14 to 16 years old.

Furthermore, HB 1537 would stipulate that if a provider, such as a physician, “renders medical, dental or health services or mental health treatment” to someone under the age of consent, that provider will be liable for those services.

HB 1537 is important because Pennsylvania school districts are piloting the use of a “mental-health” app that allows anonymous, online chatting with employees of the app company. Thus, high schoolers — any child 14 or older — will be encouraged to communicate with strangers online without parental consent or knowledge.

By enacting HB 1537, the Pennsylvania General Assembly would protect the safety of children and the rights of the children’s parents.

The family is the basic building block of society, and parental rights are foundational to a free and healthy society. Unfortunately, over the past many decades — and in line with Marxist ideology — parental rights have been slowly eroded and replaced by direct government supervision of children. Now, grotesque medical procedures can be performed on children without even parental knowledge. HB 1537 takes a step in the right direction by strengthening and protecting parental rights over their own children.

Contact your state representative and senator, and urge them to enact HB 1537.

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Please help enact HB 1537 by contacting your state legislators. Urge them to respect parental rights and to oppose all efforts to undermine and erode parental authority over their children.

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