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Louisiana Lawmakers Override Veto to Ban Sex Changes for Minors

July 19, 2023

Yesterday, the Louisiana state legislature voted to override the veto of Governor John Bel Edwards and enact into law HB 648, banning the prescription of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgical procedures to minors for the purposes of attempting to alter their sex. Louisiana is now the 20th state to restrict these practices in some capacity.

In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement cheering the law:

“It is encouraging to see another state moving to protect children from the transgender industry. Kids should not be undergoing sex changes, period. The harmful effects of these drugs and surgeries are severe and permanent, and no child should be urged down this life-altering road before they are even of an age to be able to comprehend the consequences. Louisiana lawmakers deserve kudos for putting a stop to these practices.

“Unfortunately, Democrats continue to defend this malpractice, despite the increasing evidence of the damage it has caused to so many people. Just last week, Biden administration official Rachel Levine claimed, preposterously, that mentally distressed children should not be allowed to go through their natural puberty and should instead be given drugs to disrupt it. This insanity must end, and it will end. American voters overwhelmingly oppose the continued medical experimentation on kids, and Democrats can be assured they will be forced to answer for it in the upcoming elections.”

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.


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