A new law in the Canadian province of Ontario has sparked a heated debate about where freedom ends and a totalitarian government begins. The Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 201, also known as simply just Bill 89, has given the government the right to seize children from their families, if the government believes the families are not being accepting of their child’s “gender identity” or “gender expression.” Apparently, if you don’t bend over backwards for what may just be confused child, you could be at risk of being accused of child abuse by the government.
Bill 89 will reportedly replace old laws regarding child protection, foster care and adoption ministrations. The law will also instruct all parts of child service and judges to take note of a child’s “race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.”
The bill was introduced by Michael Coutea, the Minister of Child and Family Services. Coutea says that he considers it a form of child abuse, if your child “identifies” one way and you, as a parent, say “no you need to do this differently.”
One of the key issues here is, where are they going to draw the line? A report from last year found that the majority of kids who were “transgender” in their youth grow up to be non-transgender adults. The same report also found that there is no benefit to encouraging a young child to become transgender and undergo medical interventions. But under this new law, will parents who refuse these kinds of treatments for their young kids be considered “abusers?”
While past law in Ontario at least gave parents the right to direct a child’s education and religion, Bill 89 essentially does away with all that, and instead gives children rights over their parents.
As sources explain, the new bill puts a focus on the child’s“’identity’ and allows parents only to ‘direct the child or young person’s education and upbringing, in accordance with the child’s or young person’s creed, community identity and cultural identity.’”