liberals say abortion is between a woman and her doctor and to keep the government out of people's bodies, then why make conversion...?

Therapy illegal.

Seems they only want government out of the business when it fits their agenda.

Note, that it's only blue states and cities banning conversion therapy. Shouldn't conversion therapy be between a patient and his/her doctor?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Because it makes gay people kill themselves. The government certainly knows best in this situation.

    Who doesn't know best is crusty prolife men that don't know what an IUD is.

  • LizB
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    1) Homosexuality is not a mental illness. There's nothing to "treat." Trying to "cure" it is like allowing a company company that sells essential oils claim that their products cure cancer. They can believe it all they want, but it is a monstrously irresponsible falsehood.

    2) It has been thoroughly documented that conversion therapy does not work, and can instead cause much more harm in the process.

    3) Individuals subjected to conversion therapy were very often forced to do so against their wills, particularly those who were underage.

    4) Banning conversion therapy (which, again, does not work) does not prevent an individual from seeking professional counseling over issues of their sexuality. Medical professionals are ethically obligated to "do no harm" in treating their patients, and conversion therapy is inherently harmful.

    • LizB
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      drinking lye on their own, but should any medical professional sell it as an abortion method? No, because it's NOT medicine, is unlikely to work, and is VERY likely to cause serious harm. You following now?

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The difference between abortion and conversion therapy is that abortion actually works.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    "Conversion therapy" is like selling snake oil. Fraud has always been illegal.

    • ?
      Lv 4
      5 months agoReport

      Who is defrauded by anti-vaxxers?

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  • 5 months ago

    What?

    Both are a belief in keeping the government's hands off your body, so I fail to see any hypocrisy...?

    "Conversion therapy" was forced on people against their will... If someone wants therapy for any reason they are fully able to go see a real therapist by THEIR OWN choice. Not forced brainwashing.

    • Jenny
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      That is complete lunacy. Forbidding someone to get therapy they desire is most certainly telling them what they can do with their body.

  • Stuart
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

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  • Strega
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Goodness, you aren't too bright about understanding choice. Go to conversion therapy if you want, the law prevents others (that includes the government Einstien) from forcing their will on you.

    That question is sad.

  • 5 months ago

    I'm a libertarian. I also want the government to stay out of the controversial issue of abortion because we don't have broad societal agreement on when a fetus becomes a person with rights. When we do, the government should enforce the rights of that person.

    Conversion Therapy is fraud. It doesn't work according to studies with most 'success stories' eventually 'unconverting'. Government should make fraud illegal.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The issue is that it is forced to teens under 18 without their own consent. The parents are the only ones making the decision when there is nothing wrong in the first place. The good thing is I know teens who ran away from the therapy. Nah I didn't bother reporting them because then they would be forced to go back.

    • Jenny
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      No and furthermore we allow mall sorts of things that only hurt people. Cigarettes are legal. It's legal to not vaccinate your kids...it isn't morality, it's politics.

  • 5 months ago

    and you don't

    • Jenny
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      What? Form a complete thought.

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