California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 107 on Friday, which gives California courts the ability to remove parents in other states of their parental rights if their child travels to California or is taken to California to obtain life-altering hormones and irreversible surgeries.
The law creates a “transgender sanctuary” according to bill supporters. It will allow minors to mutilate their bodies if their parents will not let them.
“This new law brings cancel culture right to your front door,” wrote Craige DeRoche, President and CEO of Family Policy Alliance. “Parents are canceled — Gov. Newsom will parent children who are already at risk and send them down a one-way road to ‘transition.'”
DeRoche said this California law threatens parents across the country.
“It cannot be overstated what an unprecedented and radical move this California law is,” he said. “Reaching across state lines, flouting state sovereignty, trampling parental rights and performing irreversible procedures on children. Even for California, it’s radical.”
Emilie Kao, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Advocacy Strategy for Alliance Defending Freedom, said the law is “dangers and extreme.”
“Parents have the fundamental right to direct the upbringing and care of their children, which includes making the best decisions regarding their child’s mental, emotional, and physical health. California’s dangerous and extreme new law is the latest in an onslaught of attacks against parental rights and a demonstration of just how far some governments are willing to go to replace parents as the ultimate decision-makers of what’s best for children. In an astonishing disregard for the Constitution and the laws of other states, California will now be able to take away custody of children from their own parents—no matter what state they’re from—and deny families the right to access their child’s medical information. ADF and the Promise to America’s Parents Coalition, which represents millions of parents across the country, will continue to fight for the ability of parents to raise their children in accordance with their beliefs and values and the best evidence from science and medicine.”