TODAY in Florida Senate lawmakers vote on Bill SB-1864, which is under the guise of a "Vulnerable Child Protection Act". But the language in this proposed bill - and House companion HB-1365 - threatens doctors with 15 years in prison for providing life-saving care like puberty blockers to transgender youth. These bills make providing best practice medical care to transgender youth a second degree felony.
Being a kid is hard enough. We don’t need politicians making it even harder for kids who are transgender; denying them best practice medical care, and singling them out for increased bullying and harassment. Will you take a minute today to call your legislators and tell them you oppose these bills? Find them here: FIND MY LAWMAKERS
Here's a sample script:
Transgender youth are some of the most at risk in our community. Medical professionals, not politicians, should decide what medical care is in the best interest of a patient. Forcing a doctor to deny best practice medical care and deny support to transgender youth can be life-threatening. As your constituent, I am asking you to oppose SB-1864 (Sentate) or HB-1365 (House).