Texas Judge Protects Teens With Pro-Family Ruling

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Society likes to tell our youth that they don’t need their parents to make informed, educated decisions.

The fact is, adolescents were given parents for a reason, to help their still developing minds navigate the throes of life.

While liberals are tirelessly working to widen the chasm between teens and their parents – one victory shows there is hope in a pro-family nation.

According to Guttmacher, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia “explicitly allow all minors to consent to contraceptive services.”

This means that it is the child’s decision whether or not to begin a pharmaceutical drug, not the parents.

Texas, who has been at the forefront of pushing legislation to maintain conservative family values and a moralistic society, was not going to let such nonsense creep into their state.

A judge ruled against a program that would allow teenagers to get birth control without telling their parents.

The Texas Tribune reports:

“U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk issued a ruling stating that the Title X program violates the rights of parents, as well as state code. Kacsmaryk used to work as a religious liberty lawyer who assisted in litigating cases looking to get rid of contraception protections.”

The issue was first raised by Alexander Deanda, a father of three daughters whom he is raising “in accordance with Christian teaching on matters of sexuality, which requires unmarried children to practice abstinence and refrain from sexual intercourse until marriage,” The Daily Wire reports.

Deanda brought his complaint about the confidentiality of Title X going against parental consent and the Texas Family Code to Jonathan Mitchell, the former Texas solicitor general.

Like most parents, Deanda wanted to be informed as to whether his children were accessing contraceptives or attempting to fill a prescription drug.

After all, prescription drugs require a prescription because of the inherit risks of use.

The Daily Wire reports on the Texas judge’s reasoning for his ruling:

“Kacsmaryk ruled that Title X goes against the father’s rights per the code, as well as the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, and it doesn’t allow him to have the “fundamental right to control and direct the upbringing of his minor children.””

In addition to his ruling, Kacsmaryk stated the government did not have a good reason to supersede a parent’s rights.

This is a great start, however, an appeal is expected in the future to ban giving birth control to any minor.

With this ruling, a minor could still get birth control if they had the consent of their parents.

As one could expect, Planned Parenthood and National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association both said they disagree with the ruling that will hit their wallets directly.

Clare Coleman, president and CEO of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, said in a statement:

“Title X-funded providers are considered highly trusted sources of health care information for their patients, and not being able to access confidential care will block a critical pathway to essential health services for young people.”

How is giving minors birth control without their parent’s consent “essential health services”?

Title X is a program that uses taxpayer dollars to provide free “family planning” services to those who can’t afford it.

Organizations like Planned Parenthood have taken complete advantage of this program and have used it for their sinister agenda.

Former President Trump made a rule that prohibited organizations who receive Title X funding to refer girls to get an abortion, which of course got liberal mobs into a frenzy, worried they couldn’t kill on the taxpayer’s dime.

Sadly, Biden and his administration have undone much of the progress Trump had put forth, even reversing the Mexico City Policy, allowing tax dollars to be used to fund overseas abortions.

Media and school systems from left-winged jurisdictions have been trying to devise deceptive ways to prescribe minors contraceptives under the noses of their parents.

Hopefully, the Texas ruling will be the first of many to stand by the side of families and push for children to be protected and not pawns in a political game.