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Texas Supreme Court protects children from unproven, harmful drug treatments

Friday, Jun 28, 2024

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Natalie Thompson regarding the Texas Supreme Court’s decision Friday in State of Texas v. Loe to uphold the state’s law that protects children from unproven drug treatments that risk permanent harm:

“Texas rightly enacted the Minors Protection Act to protect the health and welfare of all children—supporting their natural biological development and ensuring that children experiencing gender dysphoria have a chance for comprehensive healing and compassionate mental health support. Respected authorities continue to find that the overwhelming majority of children will naturally resolve their dysphoria as they mature. And no reliable scientific evidence demonstrates that these dangerous medical procedures improve mental health. That’s why countries like Sweden, England, and Finland—which once recommended these procedures for children—are now restricting them and protecting children from the devastating effects they have had on countless lives. We’re grateful the Texas Supreme Court ruled to allow the state to continue protecting its children.”

ADF attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court in February, urging it to allow the state’s law that protects vulnerable children to take effect. Thompson argued before the court on behalf of the state in January.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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