New “Protect The Children” Law Under Attack!


New “Protect the Children” Law Is Challenged

( – Since the start of 2021, lawmakers from 34 different states have introduced The Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act to their respective legislatures. Such a bill would stop children ages 17 and under from undergoing permanent gender transition surgeries, taking puberty-blocking drugs, or receiving hormone therapies. The only state to pass the SAFE Act so far is Arkansas, but now, even that is being challenged.

Back in April 2021, the Arkansas State Legislature overrode a veto from its governor to enact the SAFE Act, now Act 626. Groups like the Family Research Council celebrated this historical action, as it believes the medical procedures listed above are experimental and the idea of changeable sexuality “undermines a scientific understanding of human anatomy but also damages the lives of the next generation.”

However, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is representing four families and two doctors who are suing the state, which has put the law on hold for now. In one case, three plaintiffs, ages 9, 15, and 16, are hoping to change their gender through surgery.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R), who will soon be the state’s lieutenant governor, emphasized this law is to protect children in the state from allowing adults to make life-altering decisions for them before they reach adulthood. Now, residents of the state must continue to wait as the courts decide if the SAFE Act will ever become law.

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