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North Dakota Enacts Law Restricting Sex Changes for Minors

April 20, 2023

Today, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed HB 1254, banning the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgical procedures on minors for the purposes of “changing” their sex. Sixteen states have now acted to restrict these procedures in some capacity for children.

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

“The transgender industry is committing medical malpractice on a massive scale. In reality, sex changes are impossible—no person can truly change their biology. Nevertheless, for years now, ideologically captured medical practitioners have been offering dangerous, experimental drugs and procedures to vulnerable individuals in mental distress, with little to no regard for their long-term health. This misconduct has been especially egregious when it comes to children, who are far too young to comprehend the lifelong consequences of sterilizing and mutilating their bodies.

“This growing scandal must be addressed immediately, which is why it is encouraging to see so many states now taking action, including North Dakota. APP thanks Gov. Burgum and North Dakota lawmakers for acting to protect children from the predatory transgender industry, and we urge the remaining states without such protections to follow suit as soon as possible.”

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


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