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Idaho becomes second state to make gender-affirming health care for minors a felony

Posted on AllSides April 5th, 2023
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Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation that classifies the administration of gender-affirming health care to minors as a felony crime, punishable by up to a decade in prison. Under Idaho House Bill 71, any person who “knowingly authorizes” or provides gender-affirming health care to a patient younger than 18 years old will be guilty of a felony under state law. It will take effect Jan. 1. Idaho is the second state, after Alabama, to enact a felony ban on the administration of puberty blockers,...

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