For too long, children have been the nonconsenting lab experiments for the left’s radical gender ideology. The most recent attack on children involves bodily mutilation through irreversible puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery in the name of ‘gender transitioning’ them.
In the real and painful instances of children struggling to reconcile with their biological sex, 80-95 percent do so by adulthood if they aren’t pushed to ‘transition.’ But very real mental, emotional, and physical harm is done (some of it irreversible) if those around the child buy into the radical claim that they should ignore science and redefine reality. Such gender confusion contributes to the suicide epidemic.
Every child deserves to be loved, treated with dignity, and accepted for who they really are. Senate Bill 150, passed by the General Assembly earlier this year, is a shield against a real and immediate harm threatening the Commonwealth’s children.
Senate Bill 150 protects children from mutilation by prohibiting irreversible puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and ‘sex-change’ surgeries. All three of these experimental “treatments” are about the physical mutilation of healthy, normally functioning bodies. Once you embrace physically altering a properly functioning body through puberty blockers, over 98 percent proceed to cross-sex hormones and surgery.
Fortunately, Kentucky and 19 other states have protected children from all three barbaric forms of mutilation through “Help Not Harm” laws, while Georgia and West Virginia have enacted some partial protections for children.
The Family Foundation celebrated these victories at a gathering of fellow state-based Family Policy Councils and Christian legislators from across the nation. Our executive director, David Walls, presented on the subject with Kentucky Representatives Jennifer Decker and Shane Baker.