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Action Alert: Urge your state senator to vote NO on SB 140!


Amended SB 140 heads to the Senate!

SB 140 would ban certain surgical procedures and hormone replacement therapies for the treatment of gender dysphoria in youth in Georgia.

On Tuesday, the House Public Health committee amended SB 140 to criminalize medical providers for administering gender-affirming care in line with established standards of care. The House approved the amended version of SB 140 this morning and it now heads to the Senate for a final vote.

Research shows that gender-affirming care greatly improves the mental health and overall well-being of gender-diverse, transgender, and nonbinary children and adolescents. Every major U.S. medical and mental health organization–including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Federation of Pediatric Organizations and American Psychological Association–supports access to gender-affirming care for transgender young people and adults. 

This bill would be harmful for transgender youth, their families, and health care providers. Urge your state senator NOW to vote NO on SB 140!

Don’t know what to say?

Dear Senator, 

Please vote no on SB 140. This bill criminalizes and adds civil liability for health care providers who offer treatment in line with the established standard of care endorsed by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Psychological Association. It would restrict professional decisions of Georgia’s medical community and interfere in families’ private health care decisions. It would also likely shut down much needed discussion, education and therapy for youth and their families, because the fear of retribution and criminal prosecution would deter doctors from even having conversations. In the end, children who are struggling with certain feelings, health needs or mental health concerns (which may or may not ultimately result in gender affirmation), would be denied the expertise and professional support they need to thrive. Thank you for your consideration of this complex issue and for your work on behalf of all of Georgia’s children. Please vote no on SB 140! 

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