The California Legislature is back in session. And to no surprise, radical legislation has already been introduced. When one party has a super-majority, why wait? This week Senator Richard Pan, who is already no friend of parental rights advocates, introduced SB 18, the “Bill of Rights for Children and Youth in California.” This specific proposal attacks parental rights, and your ability to freely raise your children without massive government intervention.
Below we’ve listed a portion of the bill below along with our main concerns noted in red:
(a) The Legislature finds and declares that all children and youth, regardless of gender, class, race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, religion, immigration status, sexual orientation, or ability, have inherent rights that entitle them to protection, special care, and assistance, including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) The right to parents, guardians, or caregivers who act in their best interest.