A new poll by Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College shows most voters (52.5%) in Arkansas approve the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act that the Arkansas Legislature recently passed.
The SAFE Act protects children from sex-reassignment procedures, puberty blockers, and cross-sex hormones.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has never approved puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for the purpose of gender transition. Doctors are giving these hormones to kids off-label, in a manner the FDA never intended.
Researchers do not know the long term effects puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones can have on kids.
That is why many experts agree that performing sex-reassignment procedures on children — even giving them puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones — is experimental, at best.
That’s also why a major hospital in Sweden recently announced it would no longer administer puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children.
The Arkansas Legislature passed the SAFE Act earlier this spring to protect children from these procedures. Now a new poll by Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College shows 52.5% of voters in Arkansas support the SAFE Act; 38% oppose it; and 9.5% don’t have a position on the measure.
The poll found that Republicans and Democrats were deeply divided on the SAFE Act, with 80% of Republicans supporting the measure and 73% of Democrats opposing it. Across the board, support for the SAFE Act was highest among voters ages 30 – 44 and 45 – 64.
Liberal outlets have gone to great lengths to mischaracterize the SAFE Act and what it does. In spite of that, most voters still support the law. This just shows once again that the Arkansas Legislature was right to pass the SAFE Act.