Letter to the Editor: My Plea to GOP Legislators


Save children’s lives and support SB 5599 — Supporting youth and young adults seeking protected health care services.

SB 5599 is not about taking away parental rights, but rather supporting young people who may be in unsafe environments. Parents who provide safe homes will get a call if their child runs away, but that circumstance changes when a child shows symptoms of abuse or harm.

Studies show that one in every three trans youth reports attempting suicide. The risk of trans youth committing suicide or abusing substances goes up even more when they are rejected by their families.

Madeline Bishop,