Next Step: Criminalize Parents

Next Step: Criminalize Parents

In case you aren’t already completely horrified by the laws being pushed in many states in America to allow minor children unfettered access to “protected health care services” (abortion and so-called gender affirming care), a new law proposed in Illinois should get you there.

Illinois has already passed many laws related to protecting abortion and GAC (“gender affirming care”) for minors, but a new bill, HB 4876, proposed by Democrat Representative Anna Stava-Murray on February 7, 2024, would amend the “Abused and Neglected Child Report Act” to include children who are denied abortion or “GAC” by their parent, immediate family member, caregiver, etc. In other words, parents who attempt to protect their children from harmful mutilation and sterilization services would be criminalized if this bill were to become law.

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The bill also provides legal protections to medical providers from criminal or civil liability for providing these services to minor children.

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These services are already available to minors in Illinois (and many other blue states), but HB 4876 takes this one step further by amending the child abuse law.

According to Ktenas Attorneys at Law:

“Child abuse can be a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Misdemeanor child abuse can result in probation or up to one year in jail, with fines up to $2,500. Felony child abuse carries more severe penalties, including up to fifteen years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.

Child abuse carries both criminal and civil penalties. These penalties can include restitution, counseling, restraining orders, and placement on a child abuse registry. These measures aim to protect victims and prevent future abuse.”

We are quickly moving from providing minor children access to life-altering services without parental consent or notification and removing them from their homes to criminalizing parents and guardians who will not allow their children access to these harmful services. This dangerous territory just got much worse.

Last month, Montana parents lost custody of their daughter and she was removed from their home for their “failure” to provide her with “gender affirming care.” Montana is a “red state.” Imagine if they were also able to be criminally prosecuted for “child abuse.” The government is quite literally demanding parents cave to this radical and dangerous, and to be blunt, evil, agenda…OR ELSE!

The Biden Administration has worked throughout his entire term to reinforce “protections” for so-called transgender children. And while many states like Idaho, Florida, Tennessee and many more have passed laws to protect children from these irreversible drugs and procedures, some judges are blocking them. And all the while these blue states like Washington, California, and New York, are working fast and furiously to push not just for the children to receive these services, but to protect the providers and penalize the parents.

We are in a war over America’s children. Media outlets frame these procedures as “life saving care.” They also claim that children need “protection from” their parents who attempt to protect them from making these very big decisions before they reach the age of 18.

We cannot run and hide from this issue. As you can see, there is no “safe state.” If common sense people do not start standing up and speaking up this crisis is going to get much, much worse and we will not be able to undo the damage to an entire generation. It’s time for every citizen to engage in the fight to save our children.

*As of 2/26/24, HB 4876 has been referred to the Rules Committee but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.

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