Alabama’s Republican governor on April 8 took another big step toward protecting children from predatory progressives and the phony concept of “gender change,” which medically mutilates minors’ bodies with a doctor’s stamp of approval.
“I believe very strongly if the good Lord made you a boy, you are a boy, and if he made you a girl, you are a girl,” Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement upon signing the Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, which makes it a felony for physicians to perform medical procedures or prescribe medication to minors who think they want to alter their appearance or gender or to delay the natural maturing of their bodies.
The criminal penalty would be up to 10 years in prison, reports Reuters.
“We should especially protect our children from these radical, life-altering drugs and surgeries when they are at such a vulnerable stage in life. Instead, let us focus on helping them to properly develop into the adults God intended them to be,” Ivey said.
The bill passed the Alabama House 66-28. The American Civil Liberties Union said the bill was the first of its kind to criminalize “trans healthcare” and promised to challenge it in court. The legislation also aims to ban puberty blockers, on the basis that they can cause infertility and other health risks.
Leftists continue to try to characterize this drugging and medical mutilation of minors as a matter of the minors’ personal choice, necessary to protect their mental health since they do not “feel” like the gender that their physical bodies actually are. The American Academy of Pediatrics actually urged Ivey to veto the measure, coming down on the side of the drugging and mutilation.
The idea of making such permanent physical changes based on “feelings” has caused a groundswell, with several states outlawing such services even as they crack down on the sexual grooming of young children in schools.
Ivey also signed a bill on April 8 requiring students in public schools to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match the gender on their birth certificates. A last-minute amendment to the bill prohibits classroom discussion of homosexuality or gender identity in certain grades.