Mississippi Bans Gender Transition Surgeries, Therapies for Minors
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) signed a bill Tuesday banning a number of procedures frequently undertaken by transgender individuals from being performed on minors.
Key Quotes: Signing the bill, Reeves states that a “dangerous movement” was spreading across America, pushed onto children by “radical activists, social media, and online influencers” that aims to “convince our children that they are in the wrong body.”
Details: Mississippi is the third state to ban such procedures from being performed on minors, following Utah and South Dakota. Similar legislation has been proposed in numerous other states. The bill also bans surgeries not exclusive to sex-change operations, such as hysterectomy procedures, as seen on line 66 of the bill, during which the uterus is removed. In addition to sex-change procedures, hysterectomies are performed to mitigate uterus or cervix cancer, uterine prolapse, vaginal bleeding, and chronic pelvic pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. The bill does not make an exception for these cases, but does make an exception to its ban on genitalia removal in the case of male circumcisions, seen on line 58 of the bill.
How The Media Covered It: Coverage in The Hill (Center Bias) stated that Reeves' “dangerous movement” statement was motivated by a “debunked theory,” linking to a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Democracy Now! (Left Bias) called the legislation “anti-trans.” Most left- and center-rated outlets referred to the banned procedures as “gender-affirming care.” Right-rated outlets frequently called the procedures “transgender surgeries.”
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From the CenterReeves signs bill banning gender-affirming care for trans minors
Gov. Tate Reeves signed into law Tuesday a bill banning gender-affirming care for trans minors in Mississippi, calling it part of “a war on objective scientific truth” and “basic biology.”
Effective immediately, Mississippi’s estimated 2,400 trans children will no longer be able to receive gender-affirming care like puberty blockers and hormone therapy from in-state providers. The legal risk for trans children and their families seeking care out of state is unclear.
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From the LeftMississippi has banned gender-affirming healthcare for anyone under 18
On Tuesday, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) signed H.B. 1125, known as the “Regulate Experimental Adolescent Procedures (REAP) Act” into law. As Axios notes, the law, which went into effect immediately, prohibits the provision of “gender transition procedures,” including puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgeries, to anyone under the age of 18.
Under the new law, healthcare workers who provide gender-affirming care to minors will have their licenses revoked. It also allows patients to sue healthcare providers up to 30 years after receiving treatment, and denies state or federal funding...
From the RightMississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill banning transgender procedures for minors
Gov. Tate Reeves (R-MS) signed legislation Tuesday that will ban minors from accessing gender transition surgeries and hormone therapy after the bill passed the Republican-controlled state Senate last week. The bill, known as the Regulate Experimental Adolescent Procedures, or REAP, Act, will bar health providers in the state from performing gender transition surgeries or prescribing puberty blockers to people under 18. "There is a dangerous movement spreading across America today," Reeves said at the bill's signing. "It's advancing under the guise of a false ideology and pseudoscience being pushed onto...