HB 346 Makes DE a Sanctuary State for Transing Kids!

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House Bill 346 would have shielded medical professionals in DE from accountability for prescribing experimental “gender transition” treatments.

The Health and Human Development Committee released this bill to the House Floor on March 27th. Thankfully, it did not advance any further before session ended on June 30th.

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Problems with HB 346:

Do you really want to make Delaware an accomplice in what even progressives are calling the worst medical scandal in history?

  • According to leaked WPATH documents, transgender “experts” recognize minors and vulnerable adults cannot give informed consent to experimental gender interventions.
  • Individuals seeking gender transition often struggle with autism, extreme mental illness, history of sexual abuse, and other factors, making informed consent impossible. 

Do you want to put Delaware on the wrong side of history?

  • There are no long-term studies on the impact of these drugs and surgeries.
  • Several European countries and 22 states protect minors from these experimental surgeries.
  • The New York Times, Genspect, and other progressive voices are calling for more accountability.

Why would we protect a $4 billion dollar industry at the expense of vulnerable Delawareans? 

  • These experimental chemicals result in mutilation, sterilization, and other serious side effects.
  • Gender transition makes people lifelong dependents on the drugs that earn pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars.
  • There are active lawsuits of people who regret their transition, but HB 346 would deprive victims like these of any legal recourse.

How to Have Conversations About HB 346

Read the bill and see the bill sponsors here.

House Bill 230, introduced in June of 2023, would have allowed the State of Delaware to take emergency jurisdiction of minors “unable to obtain” these treatments.

It also would have shielded medical professionals in DE from accountability for prescribing experimental and dangerous “gender transition” treatments for children around the country.

Over 1300 Delawareans contacted their legislator, and HB230 was stricken in March of 2024.

The bill sponsor immediately filed HB 346 in its place. HB 346 no longer allows the state to take emergency jurisdiction over children; however, it still shields medical professionals from accountability for the harm of experimental gender transitioning.

HB 346 passed the House Health and Human Development Committee in March of 2024 by 9 votes. It was not heard before June 30th, and is therefore no longer active.

Listen to the 3/27/24 House Health and Human Development Committee Hearing Here – Start at 10:23:27

Biggest Medical Scandal in History

In March 2024, documents were leaked from WPATH, the leading transgender "experts" that the sponsors of HB 346 rely on for their information. The documents showed that though WPATH publicly advocates for gender transitioning, they privately recognize that minors and vulnerable adults cannot fully consent to gender transition treatment. WPATH admitted that there are no reliable long term studies to prove the safety of these medical interventions. 22 states and several European countries have banned or restricted gender transition interventions for minors for this reason.

Meanwhile, pharmaceutical companies are earning $4 billion dollars from the surgeries and drugs that transgender patients often need to take for the rest of their lives.

No Accountability for Medical Malpractice

HB346 will shield medical professionals from the consequences of experimentation on children who want to “gender transition.”

Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones have many unintended negative side effects, including loss of the ability to use reproductive organs as they were intended, permanent sterilization, brittle bones, cardiovascular issues, osteoporosis, and depression and suicidal thoughts. The American Psychological Association has recommended that prepubertal children not undergo such medical treatment. National medical associations like the Mayo Clinic recommend that individuals “address any psychological, medical or social problems that could interfere with the treatment.”

HB 346 provides ZERO legal recourse for individuals who were not given a thorough psychological or physical examination before being prescribed transgender treatments, and suffer tremendously as a result.

Suicide Risk?

The sponsors of HB 346 claim that gender transition is necessary to prevent suicide. It is in fact quite the opposite - transitioning a child often increases the risk of suicide.

Individuals who struggle with gender dysphoria already suffer from increased risk of suicide, mental health disorders, substance abuse, and other issues. Some have a history of abuse, and a disproportionate number also have autism. We should be protecting these individuals by addressing these underlying issues, rather than exploiting their vulnerability and pushing them toward sterilization and mutilation.

The path from sexualization to sterilization

Gender transition is especially tragic for minors. Here’s what typically happens.

1. Seeds are Planted.

Public/government schools as early as kindergarten and throughout the curricula, school libraries, supported and aggressively promoted by educators, social media algorithms, peers, media, retail, and entertainment – all saturate the minds of our children.

By the time I was thirteen, I was isolating myself, self-harming, and had developed an eating disorder. ... During this time, ... I found a website called Tumblr. ... On Tumblr, ... any claim to being "oppressed" would accumulate social credibility, while any unfortunate "privileged" status was justification for verbal abuse. ... I was a "[straight] white girl" in an environment where that was one of the worst things to be. Since Tumblr users are mostly biological females, the "[straight] white girl" holds the position of most privileged and therefore most inherently bad group. ... The beauty of gender ideology is ... you can absolutely change your gender, and it's as easy as putting a "she/they" in your [Tumblr] profile. ... With the new pronouns often come a wave of positive affirmation ... This is the incentive I felt to comb through my thoughts and memories for things that might be further evidence that deep down, I wasn't really a girl."

2. Holistic Counseling Banned.

In Delaware, if a child is experiencing gender dysphoria, the only advice a licensed counselor is legally allowed to give is for helping the child transition. (Senate Bill 65, 2017)

3. Parents Bypassed.

Public school policy encourages teachers not to inform parents if their child identifies as the opposite sex. The school will use the child’s preferred name and pronouns.

"A father is suing a Garden State school district after his daughter’s gender transition was allegedly kept a secret from him. The father...found that New Jersey’s Delaware Valley Regional High School had been calling his daughter by a male name and male pronouns for at least two months, after a pro-LGBT student club’s staff advisor — who is not licensed to practice either medicine or psychology, according to the lawsuit — asked teachers and other school staff, faculty, and administration to refer to the girl by a male name and male pronouns and not to tell her father. ...

4. Puberty Halted.

Experimental drugs are given to children to halt the onset of puberty, which stunts the growth of genitalia. There are NO long term studies on these drugs and their effect on children who use them to transition. 

5. Cross-Sex Hormones.

Children are given the hormones of the opposite sex which make them into life long pharmaceutical users. These hormones can permanently harm an individual’s reproductive system, bone density, cause cancer, pulmonary issues, and numerous complications – thus making these individuals permanent pharmaceutical users.

"No one can tell you for sure if taking testosterone will affect your ability to get pregnant. You could get pregnant or you may never be able to get pregnant again in the future, even if you stop the testosterone.

6. Amputation of healthy body parts.

The final step is the surgical removal or reconstruction of reproductive and sex organs. The after-effects of this are brutal and still being discovered.

"During my own transition, I had seven surgeries. I also had a massive pulmonary embolism, a helicopter life-flight ride, an emergency ambulance ride, a stress-induced heart attack, sepsis, a 17-month recurring infection due to using the wrong skin during a (failed) phalloplasty, 16 rounds of antibiotics, three weeks of daily IV antibiotics, the loss of all my hair, (only partially successful) arm reconstructive surgery, permanent lung and heart damage, a cut bladder, insomnia-induced hallucinations—oh and frequent loss of consciousness due to pain from the hair on the inside of my urethra. All this led to a form of PTSD that made me a prisoner in my apartment for a year. Between me and my insurance company, medical expenses exceeded $900,000."

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