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Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Jim Banks (R-IN) have introduced a bill that allows adults to sue doctors who perform gender transition procedures on them as minors; they can sue up to 30 years after they turn 18, according to a report from Fox News.
From Fox News…
Under the Protecting Minors from Medical Malpractice Act, patients or their legal guardians would be able to seek declaratory or injunctive relief against such practitioners, as well as compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees. The provisions would apply only to procedures performed after the bill becomes law.
The proposed law also clarifies that federal law cannot be construed to force medical practitioners to offer such procedures and prohibits federal health funds from going to states that force doctors to perform them.
To define a “gender-transition procedure,” the bill draws on definitions laid out in a March fact sheet from the Department of Health and Human Services, which claimed gender-affirming care includes social affirmation at any age, puberty blockers during puberty and cross-sex hormone therapy starting during early adolescence. Irreversible surgery to both breasts or genitalia is “typically used in adulthood or case-by-case basis in adolescence,” according to the agency.
“These procedures lack any solid evidence and have been rejected by public health agencies around the world,” Banks says. “Ten years from now, there will be hundreds of thousands of Americans who were permanently scarred by the radical Left’s agenda before they reached adulthood.”
“If Democrats truly supported gender-confused children, they’d support our effort to give them legal recourse,” he added. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., is helping Banks spearhead the bill in the House of Representatives.
Read the full report over at Fox News:
Cotton, Banks spearhead bill allowing adults to sue doctors who transitioned them as minorshttps://t.co/yAeDcd2ffq
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