HB 230 Will Make DE a Sanctuary State to "Gender Transition" Minors!

De-transitioners speak out: “Protect children from medical experimentation, sterilization, and mutilation.”

House Bill 230 would shield medical professionals in DE from accountability for prescribing experimental and dangerous “gender transition” treatments for children around the country.

HB230 would allow the State of Delaware to take emergency jurisdiction of minors “unable to obtain” these treatments.

Ask your state legislators to vote NO on HB 230! Fill out the form below using the talking points to craft your message in 5 minutes or less.

HB 230

Vote NO on HB 230 because...

1. HB 230 would allow courts to take emergency custody of children who are "unable to transition."

2. HB230 creates zero accountability  - it shields medical professionals from the consequences of medical experimentation on and mutilation of children.

3. It is irresponsible to allow the medical system to prescribe experimental chemicals that result in mutilation, sterilization, and other serious side effects, to children who are not cognitively developed to understand the implications of these treatments.

How to Have Conversations About HB 230

Read the bill and see the bill sponsors here. Here are the highlights:

The sponsors of HB 230 claim that gender transition is necessary to prevent suicide. It is in fact quite the opposite.

Those who have experienced gender transition and are pleading with parents and anyone who will listen to stop gender experimentation on children. HEAR THEIR VOICES.

It is irresponsible to allow children, who are not yet fully developed cognitively, to make such a permanent decision for themselves.

Government Emergency Jurisdiction of children

HB 230 would allow courts to take emergency custody of children who are “unable to transition.” This equates “failure to transition” with abuse and abandonment. Loving parents who don’t want to rush their children into a life-altering medical decision should not be in fear of losing custody of their children.

No Accountability for Medical Malpractice

HB230 would 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 & 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 230 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 230 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.

Children who struggle with gender dysphoria already suffer from increased risk of suicide, mental health disorders, substance abuse, and other issues. We should be protecting these children by addressing these underlying issues, rather than pushing them toward sterilization and mutilation when they are at their most vulnerable stage in life.

The path from sexualization to sterilization

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.

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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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