On “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a video clip from a recent House of Representatives hearing in which CEO and executive director of Inside Out Youth Services, Jessie Pocock, skirted around the question of whether parents have the right to know if their child is seeking “gender-affirming care” before finally admitting that “parents don’t have the right” — at least not in her home state of Colorado.
Asked by Texas Rep. Michael Cloud (R) if she believes parents have a right to be involved in “these sorts of discussions,” Pocock first answered that “anyone can be a trusted adult” to a child facing the “difficult problem” of gender identity. Pressed again, she said there are “about 100 parents who participate in our programs to support their young people … at Inside Out.”
“But do parents have a right to know, is my question,” Cloud stated.
“Do parents have a right to know what?” Pocock asked irritably. But when Cloud again repeated the question, she began to talk about children in abusive homes.
“It sounds like you’re deflecting the question a little bit,” Cloud cut in. “I understand there are cases of abuse. There are laws to protect … I mean, schools actually are legally obligated to report cases of abuse. Same for churches and the like, anyone who deals with young people. But, do parents have a right? Should they be informed about what’s going on? Do they have a right to know what’s going on in their kids’ lives?”
“So I think, again, those of us who are protecting and supporting young people are there and trusted with the information of the things that they are dealing with,” Pocock said. “In terms of parents’ rights to know at schools, I mean, here in Colorado parents don’t have the right.”
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