Thank Congressman Doug LaMalfa for Protecting Children!
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|Rep. Doug LaMalfa|
Thank you, Congressman LaMalfa!
Dear Congressman LaMalfa,
Thank you for introducing H.B. 8012 to prohibit medical interventions on minors dealing with gender dysphoria. I join with countless other Americans to support your leadership on this issue.
Studies show that the vast majority of children (upwards of 95%) who struggle with gender dysphoria come to resolve their gender confusion by the time they go through puberty. Tragically, though, many of these confused young people become victims of aggressive transgender activists and medical clinics who push them onto a path that could ruin their lives, including interventions such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and gender reassignment surgery. Incredibly, the push behind transgenderism is so strong that young teens are able to self-diagnose their own gender dysphoria and based on nothing but their own say-so, receive powerful hormones and treatments at clinics like Planned Parenthood.
Children and young teens lack the fully-developed decision-making capabilities of adults and can be subjected to peer and activist pressures to make irreversible decisions. The United Kingdom is already moving toward prohibiting medical professionals from conducting gender reassignment interventions on minors and it is time that America do so as well.
I join with thousands of members of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the International Organization for the Family in thanking you for introducing H.B. 8012. We have your back and will be working to encourage other members of Congress to sign onto your bill.