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ACLU Wants To Have It Both Ways On Transgender Surgery of Children

Here’s a recent Washington Times story on protests over a South Dakota proposal to ban potentially irreversible transgender procedures on children.

The first state to wrestle with the issue is South Dakota, where the House State Affairs Committee passed a proposal by a vote of 8-5 last week that would make it a criminal offense for doctors to treat children younger than 16 with hormones or gender-reassignment surgery.

South Dakota state Rep. Fred Deutsch, a Republican and the bill’s sponsor, testified that HB 1057 was needed as a “pause button” to stop life-altering, potentially irreversible medical treatments based not on blood tests or brain scans, but on “a child’s self-assertion.”

The increased cancer risks are potentially fatal.

The bill is expected to advance to the House floor this week for a vote in the Republican-controlled chamber over the protests of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has vowed to challenge the legislation in court if it becomes law.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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