Last week lawmakers in Kentucky filed legislation similar to Arkansas’ Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act.
The measures are similar to Arkansas’ SAFE Act that lawmakers passed last spring.
The Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act is an excellent law. Like these proposals in Kentucky, it protects children in Arkansas from sex-reassignment procedures, puberty blockers, and cross-sex hormones.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has appealed that order to the Eighth Circuit. A trial in the case will take place during the week of July 25, 2022.
Researchers do not know the long term effects that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones can have on kids. That is why many experts agree that giving puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children is experimental, at best.
That’s also why a major hospital in Sweden announced last year that it would no longer administer puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children.
Gender-transition hormones and procedures can leave children sterilized and permanently scarred. It’s good to see state lawmakers propose legislation to protect children from these hormones and procedures.