FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Little Rock, Ark. – On Monday the Arkansas Legislature voted to override Governor Hutchinson’s veto of H.B. 1570, the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act.
Family Council President Jerry Cox issued a statement saying, “This is really good news. 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. This good legislation will protect Arkansas’ children from sex-reassignment procedures.”
Cox strongly praised the Arkansas Legislature for passing the SAFE Act and overriding the governor’s veto. “Arkansas has good legislators who strongly supported this excellent bill. We especially want to recognize Rep. Robin Lundstrum, Sen. Alan Clark, and the other sponsors who championed the SAFE Act. We appreciate their leadership, their moral courage, and their resolve to do what is right. This is historic legislation. Arkansans ought to be proud of their leaders for doing the right thing by passing the SAFE Act into law.”