Victory! Texas Bans Puberty Blockers, ‘Trans’ Hormone Therapy for Children
Infowars.com June 3rd 2023, 2:48 pm
Texas has become the latest state to ban children from receiving puberty blockers and hormone treatments billed by the left as “gender-affirming care.”
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday signed into law a ban on gender-affirming care for most minors in the state, making Texas the largest state in the US to place restrictions on transgender youth’s access to critical care.
Senate Bill 14 bars health care providers from providing gender transition surgeries, puberty blocking medication or hormone therapies to those under 18 in Texas, with violators at risk of losing their licenses. It takes effect September 1.
The law makes minor exceptions for children who had begun receiving non-surgical gender-affirming care before June 1, 2023, and underwent 12 or more sessions of mental health counseling or psychotherapy six months prior to beginning prescription drug care. Trans youth to whom those exceptions apply can continue their care but must “wean” off from the treatment with the help of their doctor.
The state’s House and Senate passed the bill last month despite sparking fury among leftists who protested at the Texas Capitol for weeks, claiming restrictions on transgender “healthcare” for minors was fascist.
At least 18 other states so far have banned radical hormone treatments or surgeries for minors, reflecting polls showing the majority of Americans oppose puberty-blocking medications and hormonal treatments for children who identify as “trans.”
The American Civil Liberties Union defended “life-saving” gender-bending chemical treatments for children and vowed to challenge the law in court.