LaMalfa introduces bills to end federally funded and minor gender surgeries

Congressman Doug LaMalfa introduced two pieces of legislation to protect children and conscience rights in response to the growing push to normalize early and aggressive gender transition procedures for children who identify as transgender.

Both the Protecting Children from Experimentation Act and the End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act provide exceptions for the treatment of patients with medically verifiable sex development disorders.

“Across the country, vulnerable children are being exposed to radical gender transition ideology and pressured into going through invasive and irreversible medical procedures. Minors should not be making these permanent decisions as minors. Adults should not be pushing minor children and teens into irreversible decisions either. Let kids be kids and wait until adulthood to make a choice they likely wish they hadn’t as a child. Adults and the medical field shouldn’t be allowed to coerce this “woke” agenda onto them when they should be their protectors. Adults need to realize that their coercion is abuse, and should face appropriate consequences. Both the Protecting Children from Experimentation Act and the End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act would protect children and taxpayers from paying the high price of these unethical medical interventions,” said LaMalfa.

Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. joined Congressman LaMalfa in introducing these bills in the U.S. Senate.

“Doctors must be prohibited from performing or assisting in child mutilation procedures,” Marshall said. “Enough is enough. These procedures can cause severe and irreversible damage to children’s bodies and have long-term detrimental health risks. We must protect our kids and make sure American taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for these dangerous procedures.”

The Protecting Children from Experimentation Act would prohibit doctors from performing experimental gender reassignment treatments on children. Puberty-blocking hormones followed by cross-sex hormones can cause irreversible damage to children’s bodies, including an increased risk of cancer and permanent sterilization.

Original cosponsors of this legislation include representatives Lauren Boebert, Doug Lamborn, Paul Gosar, Jim Banks, Jeff Duncan, Brian Babin, David Rouzer, Matt Rosendale, Randy Weber, Josh Brecheen, Ralph Norman, Mary Miller, Glenn Grothman, Joe Wilson, Cory Mills, Erin Burlison, Chris Smith, Robert Aderholt, Lisa McClain, Debbie Lesko, Diana Harshbarger, Troy Nehls, Trent Kelly, Pat Fallon, Jake LaTurner, Keith Self, Andy Ogles, Matt Gaetz, Claudia Tenney, Rick Allen and Alex Mooney.

The End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act would protect taxpayers’ conscience by prohibiting federal funding for gender reassignment surgeries and treatments. Original cosponsors of this legislation include repesentatives Lauren Boebert, Doug Lamborn, Paul Gosar, Jim Banks, Jeff Duncan, Brian Babin, David Rouzer, Andy Barr, Matt Rosendale, Randy Weber, Josh Brecheen, Ralph Norman, Mary Miller, Glenn Grothman, Joe Wilson, Cory Mills, Erin Burlison, Chris Smith, Robert Aderholt, Lisa McClain, Debbie Lesko, Diana Harshbarger, Troy Nehls, Trent Kelly, Andy Ogles, Pat Fallon, Jake LaTurner, Warren Davidson, Matt Gaetz, Claudia Tenney, Rick Allen, Chip Roy, and Alex Mooney.

Both bills are endorsed by the Family Research Council, American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, American College of Pediatricians, Alliance Defending Freedom, Coalition for Jewish Values, SAVE, The Family Leader, Anti-Woke Caucus, Family Caucus and Protect Kids Caucus.