Last week, Missouri State Representative Mazzie Boyd provided dynamic testimony in support of House Bill 419, which opposes radical sex change procedures on minors.
In her remarks, Rep. Boyd stated that puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, mastectomies, and ‘top surgeries’ being performed on minors in Missouri “are all things that make insurance companies and gender clinics more money.” She read from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital website content about the effects of puberty blockers, which include “lower bone density, delayed bone growth plate closures, less development of genital tissue, [and] other possible long-term side effects that are not yet known.”
Rep. Boyd noted how the medical industry has a vested interest in continuing these procedures. “It’s a money-maker,” she said.
Do No Harm senior fellows Chloe Cole and Luka Morris received special recognition from Rep. Boyd for the challenges they have faced while de-transitioning. “They always ask me,” Boyd said, “‘Where are the doctors lining up to help minors” once they have had these procedures or taken these drugs? “Is it because there’s no money to help the very children that the doctors led down the dark road of ‘gender-affirming care’?” Boyd also questioned where the guidelines to wean minor females off testosterone are. “We should never let children be their own doctors,” she stated.
“It’s a never-ending cycle that the research doesn’t know much about,” Boyd concluded. “We have to put an end to making a child a lifetime patient.”
Kudos to Rep. Boyd for standing up to protect children from the dangers of gender ideology, and for engaging with Chloe and Luka on this important piece of legislation. It’s time for Missouri lawmakers and healthcare providers to do the same.
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