Missouri Hospitals Halt Mutilating Surgeries On Minors

Good news from the Midwest!

According to The Washington Stand, two hospitals in the state of Missouri have ceased to perform so-called “gender transition procedures” on minor patients due to the passage of the Missouri Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act. The two hospitals are University of Missouri Children’s Hospital and the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the latter of which has said that the Missouri SAFE Act “‘creates unsustainable liability’ for its operations.”

Furthermore, a June report from The College Fix reportedly “found that 14 youth gender centers were likely to close this year as a result of state legislation protecting minors from gender transition procedures.”

As The Washington Stand notes, the Missouri SAFE Act makes it illegal for a health care provider to “‘knowingly perform a gender transition surgery’ or ‘knowingly prescribe or administer cross-sex hormones or puberty-blocking drugs for the purpose of a gender transition’” to a person under 18 years of age. The law contains a grandfather clause for teen patients who began taking cross-sex hormones before the law was passed. The penalty for violations of the Missouri SAFE Act is the revocation of the provider’s medical license. Furthermore, certain violations of the law can be remedied as medical malpractice in civil court with awards of damages; the minimum amount of damages is $500,000.

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms thanks the Lord for this news from Missouri and other states that have taken appropriate action to protect young people from “transgender” hormones and surgeries. Young people deserve protection from unscrupulous doctors and determined activists who seek to deceive them about their God-given gender identities. NYCF also thanks Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey and whistleblower Jamie Reed for their efforts, which have borne good fruit.