On Tuesday the Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas Senate voted to override Governor Hutchinson’s veto of H.B. 1570.
H.B. 1570, the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act, 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 SAFE Act passed with overwhelming support from the Arkansas Legislature.
On Monday Governor Hutchinson vetoed the SAFE Act.
However, the legislature made the right decision to override the governor’s veto on Tuesday. This is good news, and Arkansans ought to be proud of their lawmakers for standing up and protecting the welfare of children.