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Conservative States Challenge ACLU On Puberty Blockers

Arkansas must win.

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Of all the disgusting, repulsive, soul destroying things the Left in America advocates, puberty blockers must be the worst.

Think of it. Taking a child, usually before the age of 12, and injecting them with drugs to stop the development of gender characteristics. Dr. Mengele, in his evil torture of children, never came up with this. It takes a moral and intellectual degradation of an advanced order to take part in debased scientific experimentation on small children. But that doesn’t stop Democrats and Left from launching the kind of work that would make their national socialist ideological ancestors quite proud.

Now, conservative states and their attorneys general are fighting back against this pure evil. The enemy, as sadly it is in so much, is the misnamed American Civil Liberties Union. This battle must be won. This torture of our children must end. The Arkansas ban must be upheld.

FNC: “Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued an amicus brief Wednesday with 16 other GOP-led states in support of the recent Arkansas ban on ‘experimental’ transition-related care for transgender minors.

The brief outlined why top legal officials in 17 states supported the controversial ban implemented in April. The brief follows a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in May, challenging a state’s ability to deny minors ‘gender-affirming’ treatment. The ban, which goes into effect by the end of this month, prohibits treatment such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery for transgender minors.”

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“We are filing this brief because, like Arkansas, we are concerned about the surge in recent years of children suffering from gender dysphoria and other forms of gender-related psychological distress,” Marshall said in a statement Tuesday. “Like Arkansas — and like those challenging the SAFE Act — we are concerned because these vulnerable children are suffering greatly and need help. The vital questions are, how do we help them, and how do we avoid serious irreversible damage.”

“The evidence also shows that nearly all children whose gender dysphoria is treated with puberty blockers to ‘buy time’ will proceed to take cross-sex hormones and seek other medical interventions with irreversible, lifelong consequences—complications such as infertility, loss of sexual function, increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, bone density problems, risk of altered brain development, social risks from delayed puberty, and mental health concerns. With the stakes so high, the harms so great, and the known benefits so paltry, the Arkansas legislature did not have to embrace an experimental path in lieu of the one that has served the medical profession so well for so long: First, do no harm,” Marshall said Tuesday. Marshall was joined in the legal move by the attorneys general of Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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