FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2023
Contact: Laura Macklem
BILL SHIELDING MINORS FROM MEDICALIZED TRANSITIONING APPROVED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
NC Values Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald made a statement today regarding the passage of the “HB 808” in the General Assembly which would protect minors from surgical and chemical castration:
“HB 808 is compassionate legislation, giving minors the benefit of becoming an adult before making life-altering, irreversible changes to their bodies just to make them appear more like the opposite sex. Gender confused minors across North Carolina have been lured by medical and trans activists into believing the lie that body mutilation and damaging their development with off-label cancer drugs and cross sex hormones is the cure for their mental health issues. The science shows that suicide increases by over 40% after medical transitioning, proving that it doesn’t work. Widely accepted studies show that 85% of gender confused minors who are not medically transitioned desist from their dysphoria, yet the gender transitioning industry continues to line its pockets to fuel this billion-dollar child abuse industry.
We have worked with de-transitioners and the parents of children who have transitioned, and we have been touched by their stories of regret and suffering. We are thankful to be part of this effort to shield children from permanent suffering caused by gender transitioning, and we urge Governor Cooper to choose children over activists.”