The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Sharp, director of the ADF Center for Legislative Advocacy, regarding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s signing Friday of SB 14, a bill that protects children from dangerous, life-altering medical procedures:
“Denying the truth that we are either male or female ends up hurting people, especially vulnerable children. By enacting this legislation, Texas has taken critical steps to protect children from radical activists that peddle gender ideology and pressure children into life-altering, experimental procedures and drugs. Young people deserve to live in a society that doesn’t subject them to risky experiments to which they cannot effectively consent. That’s why other countries—like Sweden, England, and Finland—are adopting policies that better protect children from the bad science that has already devastated countless lives. Thanks to the leadership of Gov. Abbott, Rep. Tom Oliverson, and Sen. Donna Campbell, Texas now joins the growing coalition of states taking a stand for children and for truth by enacting these vital protections.”
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