The fingers have been flying recently, writing letters to the editor.  Our local paper, The Visalia Times Delta, published on October 24 a letter bemoaning the recently passed SB 1172.  The California legislature passed, and Governor Brown signed, legislation that outlaws “reparative” therapy for anyone under the age of 18.  Predictably, the right wing is furious with this blatant usurpation of parental rights.  The writer of Wednesday’s letter seems to feel that parental rights trump any other concerns, and that disproven and harmful therapies are justifiable if parents think they are acceptable.  I wrote a response.  You can read both after the jump.