On Monday the Arkansas Senate Public Health Committee passed H.B. 1570, the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act. The bill previously passed with overwhelming support in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
This good bill by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R – Springdale) and Sen. Alan Clark (R – Lonsdale) prohibits sex-reassignment procedures on children in Arkansas.
The bill also prevents funding of sex-reassignment procedures performed on children.
Gender-reassignment surgeries can leave children sterilized and scarred for life.
Medical researchers do not know the long term effects these procedures and therapies can have on kids. That is why many people equate them with experimenting on children.
The bill now goes to Governor Hutchinson to become law.