Senator Ochoa Bogh Issues Statement in Support of Parental Rights

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa) has issued the following statement in support of parental rights:

“As a parent, I am extremely concerned about what appears to be a constant effort to dismantle the family unit by the California State Legislature. I believe it should be our prerogative to do all that we can to support the health and autonomy of our families. We should focus on legislation that empowers our families to make informed decisions and allow them to exercise personal responsibility. By disenfranchising parents from medical decisions by children as young as 12 years old, we jeopardize their ability to monitor for adverse reactions and seek medical attention if necessary. More than ever, during this tumultuous time for some, we should be working to legislate in a collaborative manner, in a way that doesn’t just utilize knowledge but exercises wisdom in the process to bring harmony within our families, communities, and state. Our children deserve it.