FRANKFORT, KY – The Family Foundation applauds Rep. Jennifer Decker, the bill’s sponsor, and the House chamber for the passage of HB 470 – the Do No Harm Act. The bill passed the house 75-22 and now heads to the Kentucky Senate for consideration.
The Do No Harm Act prohibits “gender transition” procedures, including sex change surgeries, puberty-blocking drugs, and cross-sex hormones. As testimony by medical experts made clear in a committee hearing earlier today, the harms of each of these procedures are irreversible and no physically healthy child should ever be subjected to them.
Statement from David Walls, executive director of The Family Foundation:
“The Do No Harm Act will protect Kentucky children from life-altering surgery or hormone experimentation – barbaric procedures that do tremendous and irreversible harm. No child should be told they are in the wrong body, subjected to irreversible harm by a predatory medical industry, and left to suffer the consequences.
As today’s testimony made clear, the Kentucky General Assembly has a moral obligation to act this session to protect Kentucky’s children. We must ensure that children are lovingly affirmed in the truth of how God created them,” concluded Walls.
House Bill 470, the Do No Harm Act, passed the House Judiciary Committee with a 14-7 vote earlier in the day. Kentuckians can take action to encourage their Kentucky legislators to support HB 470 and other important bills to protect children in our action center at kentuckyfamily.org/take-action/.
The Family Foundation is the leading Christian public policy organization in Kentucky and stands for Kentucky families and the Biblical values that make them strong. Learn more at kentuckyfamily.org.