10 Fast Facts on Senate Bill 18
Bill supporters claim that the purpose of SB 18 is to protect children's rights
However, it takes away parental rights over their children’s social, emotional, and physical well-being, unless compliant with California’s “research-based essential needs” of children.
Is SB 18 California's version of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?
There are many similarities between SB 18 and the UN Rights of the Child. The most frightening being that they both remove parents (without reason) as the final authority on what is in the best interest of a child and hand.
SB 18 is an assault on parental rights
Senator Pan, the bill’s author, and its supporters want to give the State of California unrestrained authority over your children’s social, emotional and physical well-being.
SB 18 will turn every child into a statistic
Senator Pan and supporters think that every child should fit their standard, based on their “research.” Excerpt from Senate Bill 18 “establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California, outlines the research-based essential needs of California’s children,”
SB 18 proposes: comply or else
SB 18 proposes the government should have the authority to intervene if your parenting style and family life are not in compliance with their “research-based essential needs” of children. This opens the door for the government to establish codes against your way life, and the authortity to “intervene” for the “well-being” the child.
SB 18 chooses government research over personal values
This bill proposes that research is more intuitive to your child’s individual needs than parents; threatening to take away your ability to parent according to your values.
SB 18 will allow the government to dictate when and how you teach your children about sexuality and other sensitive topics
If passed, SB 18 will open the door to government regulation over personal and sensitive subjects, and will have the power to deem you as an “unfit” parent if you choose to broach these subjects in your own time and with your personal beliefs, if not compliant with the government’s research.
SB 18 will give the government authority to mandate and/or ban certain foods and beverages in your home
Hosting a special occasion? Better make sure you’re not serving anything deemed “unsuitable for children” based on the State of California’s “research” if SB 18 passes.
SB 18 will allow the government to deem your home unsafe if you own a firearm
Are you a responsible gun owner? Do you follow all the current California gun laws? That may not meet the safety standards set by the State of California’s research if SB 18 passes.
SB 18 will grant the government full authority over medical decisions regarding your child’s health
If you have personal or religious beliefs regarding certain medical procedures, and medications, SB 18 would give your authority to make medical decisions over to the government if your beliefs do not align with what The State of California deems “in the best interest of the child.”
SB 18 will affect your ability to in-home educate or send your children to private schools
SB 18 gives the government the ability to dictate the type of education your child receives. If your in-home or private school curriculum does not meet the quality education and life skills dictated by the government, and based on their research, you will be forced to choose their preference in education over yours.
SB 18, in all practical ways, opens your front door and invites the government in to stay, not only as a spectator, but as a dictator. Say no to unrestrained government control over your family. Say NO to SB 18.