My office has received an increased amount of emails related to the recent attacks on parental rights coming out of the California State Legislature.

As a dedicated advocate for parental rights and a firm believer in the fundamental role parents play in shaping the lives of their children‚ I am reaching out to share my opposition on these bills as well as my commitment to fight for parental rights for Californians.

Our society thrives when families are empowered to make informed decisions for the well-being of their children. Parental rights are not merely a legal construct‚ but a reflection of the bond and responsibility that parents hold toward their children. It is within this context that I find myself strongly opposing several bills that are currently under consideration‚ as they challenge the rights of parents in an unprecedented manner.

I strongly oppose the following bills which threaten parental authority over children in our state:

  • SB 407 (Weiner) would discriminate against potential foster families if their beliefs don’t align with allowing children to have “gender-affirming” surgeries and procedures.
  • AB 665 (Wendy Carrillo) would allow minors as young as 12 to decide to seek mental health treatment without the consent or knowledge of their parents or guardians. This bill violates the rights of parents to make health decisions for their children and assumes that parents do not have their child’s best interests in mind.
  • AB 957 (Wilson) would give the courts the ability to decide child custody cases based on whether or not a parent would support “gender affirmation‚” including life-altering surgery.
  • AB 1078 (Corey Jackson) allows the state to dictate what kind of material our kids are reading‚ pushing a statewide agenda rather than allowing for local control in our schools.

Parental rights are the cornerstone of a thriving society. The bonds between parents and their children are sacred‚ and it is our responsibility to ensure that these bonds are upheld and respected.

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle


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