New Missouri GOP Bill Would Save Kids From Trans Surgeries
Republicans in the Missouri legislature have introduced a bill that aims to protect children from radical transgender activists by banning mutilative, experimental genital surgeries and cross-sex hormones for minors throughout the state.
Known as the “Missouri Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act,” the bill (SB 49) seeks to prohibit physicians or other health care providers from providing “gender transition procedures to any individual under eighteen years of age” and further bar providers from referring “any individual under eighteen years of age to any health care provider for gender transition procedures.” Health care providers that make referrals for such a procedure would be subject to disciplinary action from an “appropriate licensing entity or disciplinary review board.”
“The provision of gender transition procedures to an individual under eighteen years of age in violation of the provisions of this section shall be considered grounds for a cause of action against the health care provider for personal injury or death under chapter 538 and such cause of action shall be governed by the provisions of such chapter,” the bill reads. “An individual under eighteen years of age upon whom gender transition procedures were performed in violation of this section may bring the cause of action either through a next friend or his or her own name.”