Demand a Vote on this Bill to Protect Kids
|Target Name||Target Organization|
|Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden, President of the Senate|
|Sen. Brock Greenfield, Senate President Pro Tem|
|Sen. Kris Langer, Majority Leader|
|Sen. Jim Bolin, Assistant Majority Leader|
|Sen. Al Nostrup, Majority Whip|
|Sen. Josh Klumb, Majority Whip|
|Sen. Jordan Youngberg, Majority Whip|
|Sen. Bob Ewing, Majority Whip|
Schedule a vote on HB 1057 - the people of South Dakota deserve to know where their elected officials stand!
I am disappointed that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee has effectively removed HB 1057, “The Vulnerable Child Protection Act,” from consideration by “sending it to the 41st day.”
Research has shown children and adolescents experiencing gender dysphoria will often “grow out of” it given time and loving care. Intervening medically with life-altering procedures is dangerous and irresponsible. Even puberty blockers can be a life-changing intervention, since there is a normal time at which the body undergoes puberty, and delaying this until later can have lasting physiognomic and psychological impact.
Children experiencing confusion about their gender and sexuality need loving acceptance and caring understanding, but they do not need to be surgically or chemically altered at such a vulnerable age.
The people of South Dakota deserve to know where every Senator stands on this common sense legislation. I urge you, therefore, to schedule this matter for a vote so that every Senator must go on record on this crucial matter.