VICTORY: Children Can No Longer Be Given Sex-Modifying Hormones and Puberty Inhibitors in Kentucky | Gateway Experts | by Cassandra MacDonald

Sex-modifying drugs and hormones for minors are now banned in Kentucky.

A federal judge had filed an injunction last month over a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, but he withdrew it Friday.

US District Judge David Hale’s ruling means that the law is now in effect, and minors can no longer be prescribed puberty inhibitors or hormones.

Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron hailed the decision in a statement.

“Today’s decision is a win for parents and children. I thank the district court for doing what the law requires, which is protecting the children of Kentucky from the irreversible harm this experimental drug treatment would create,” said Attorney General Cameron. “Moving forward, my office will continue to defend Senate Bill 150 and defend children’s right to be children, free from the influence of left-wing activists and radical gender ideology.”

This “treatment” can leave children permanently sterilized, lead to increased bone density, and lead to “low self-esteem and increased task risk,” based on American Academy of Pediatrics.

“By securing the district court order, Attorney General Cameron demonstrated his willingness to fight for the rule of law and the protection of Kentucky children,” said State Representative Jennifer Decker, who helped pass the law in the House of Representatives. “It is in the legislature’s power to prohibit the experimental use of off-label drugs that cause long-term and irreversible consequences for children, and fortunately today’s decision allows SB 150 to take effect pending the Attorney General’s appeal.”

Democratic Governor Andy Beshear vetoed the bill, but the Republican supermajority legislature overruled it.

“What they’re taking is a basic medical decision that parents can make,” Beshear said of the Republican-led bill, claiming it was making a parent’s choice.

Under the new law, doctors who perform so-called “gender affirming care” on minors can have their license revoked.

Kentucky now joins Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, South Dakota, and West Virginia in banning change gender “care” for children.

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