Gov. Noem signs bill to protect minors from gender surgery

2HRF0A4 South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed H.B. 1080 into law on Monday. Titled the “Help Not Harm” bill, this piece of legislation bans doctors from prescribing underage children puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgical sex changes. 

Gov. Noem posted about her decision on Twitter, stating, “I am signing HB 1080 to protect our kids from harmful, permanent medical procedures.”

While groups like the ACLU defend child sex changes as “life-saving gender-affirming care,” per Just the News, the full long-term effects of medical interventions for gender-confused youths are still unknown. 

In fact, the American College of Pediatricians warns that “There is not a single long-term study to demonstrate the safety or efficacy of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries for transgender-believing youth.”

Even President Donald Trump has weighed in on this serious issue. Via RSBN, he vowed that if reelected, he would protect children from “gender insanity” and investigate doctors and big pharma companies which promote gender procedures for minor children. 

Gov. Noem’s new law goes into effect on July 1. Any medical interventions prescribed before that time will be allowed so long as the treatments do not extend through Dec. 31. 

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