April 5th saw governors in Idaho and Indiana planting their feet in the ground and drawing a line in the sand against the transgender brainwashing agenda. Specifically setting their sights on their very impressionable children, these governors aren’t just talking about the problems the liberal agenda and brainwashing has brought the country. They are stepping up and actively challenging things.
The evening of April 4th saw Idaho Governor Brad Little signing legislation to criminalize gender-affirming care for youngsters. Set to become effective in January 2024, the act of providing hormones, puberty blockers, or any other gender-affirming care to anyone under 18 would be a charged with a felony.
“In signing this bill, I recognize our society plays a role in protecting minors from surgeries or treatments that can irreversibly damage their healthy bodies. However, as policymakers we should take great caution whenever we consider allowing the government to interfere with loving parents and their decisions about what is best for their children,” wrote Little.
Not to be outdone, Indiana Governor Terry Holcomb signs his own legislation on April 5th that will block transgender youth from getting medication or surgeries to help them transition, as well as forcing those currently on meds to stop by the end of 2023. Kicking off on July 1st, doctors attempting to provide gender-affirming care would be sent before a licensing board.
“Permanent gender-changing surgeries with lifelong impacts and medically prescribed preparation for such a transition should occur as an adult, not as a minor,” said Holcomb in a statement for the bill.
Almost immediately following his pen being set down, four teens, a doctor, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana filed suit against this legislation. They claim that this ban is a violation of the US Constitution’s equal protection guarantees, as well as federal laws for essential medical services. This was exactly what they had promised to do across the county, and a suit is forthcoming in Idaho as well.
Currently, 13 states have bans on gender-affirming care for minors: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah, South Dakota, and West Virginia. As things currently stand, Federal judges in Alabama and Arkansas have blocked the enforcement of those bans. 19 states have restricted transgender athletes.
More than a dozen other states are also looking at drafting legislation to have laws in place to block transgender youth from hormone therapy, puberty blockers, or transition surgeries even with parental consent and doctor approval. Other proposals put limits in place at waterparks, in sports, and at schools.
Despite the whining cries of liberals who are against this decision, this is the move many states need to make since parents and doctors won’t. While we can only lead a horse to water, we cannot make him drink. Much the same, we cannot make these kids take the information that the brainwashing is leading them towards a permanent decision with no way to easily reverse it.
Since many of their parents are more interested in being their friends than in being their parents, they are quick to sign off on the decisions. While their desire to empower their kids to make a decision is a beautiful thing, this is not an area where teenage hormones, misguided feelings, and easily manipulated thoughts should be taking the lead. Instead, intelligent thought and a well-planned future should be guiding them.
As it stands turning 18 unleashes a huge surge of changes in them. In many states the right to buy a rifle or adult magazines becomes open to them, as does military service without parental approval, signing for college loans, playing the lotto, and driving with zero restrictions. They can also undergo medical procedures without parental consent.
Letting them get to 18 without any chemical changes is the healthiest thing for these kids. For every success story, the left parades around there are four kids that didn’t cope well with the transition when it started happening. Some reversed it, some got stuck, and some chose to punch their own ticket over the decision. Keeping that choice away from kids guarantees them the best shot at a long happy life.