One thing DeSantis, Biden, & Trump have in common?

February 8

It’s THE topic of the moment.

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke out about protecting young people who are struggling to embrace their God-given sex. He said: “The way to deal with that is to provide whatever counseling is needed – not to hack off their body parts… That is mutilation, and it is wrong.” Already under DeSantis, Florida’s medical board has updated its standards of care to protect children from these interventions.

Just hours later, former President Donald Trump chimed in with a list of executive actions he would take to protect children from the same dangerous procedures.

And last night President Biden got in on the action during his State of the Union address – albeit from the opposite perspective – when he called on Congress to pass the dangerous Equality Act for the sake of “LGBTQ Americans, especially transgender young people.”

What’s going on?

Americans are waking up en masse to the reality that the Left is teaching children – some of them extremely young – to consider “transitioning” to living as the opposite sex. Once this idea has been firmly planted in their minds, children are experimentally pushed onto a series of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and eventually irreversible surgeries. The long-term result? A lifetime of heartache and physical hardship.

This politicized protocol is nothing short of a medical scandal. When a child is deeply struggling to embrace their God-given body, they need meaningful help and support – not the harm of experimental drugs and surgeries.

Here at Family Policy Alliance, we’ve long been working to protect children from these dangerous interventions, using legislation we call Help Not Harm.

My prediction? 2023 is the year of Help Not Harm.

It’s been a long time coming. We first started working on this legislation back in 2017. In 2021, Arkansas became the first state to adopt a version of it as law. That effort was led by an alumna of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesmen Academy, and heavily supported by our state ally, Arkansas Family Council.

Flash forward to today and lawmakers in at least ten states have introduced Help Not Harm bills – and we expect more to follow.

Here at Family Policy Alliance, we are busier than ever in the thick of this fight.

And we couldn’t do our work alone. Your partnership makes it possible for us to offer expert testimony at legislative hearings, host the nationwide alliance of policymakers working on this issue, alert you to opportunities to raise your voice, and so much more.

Would you consider a one-time or recurring donation to Family Policy Alliance? When you partner with us, you’re contributing to work that protects children from a lifetime of pain both physical and emotional – and you’re making a difference on one of the most pressing human rights issues of our day.

Together, we can make 2023 the year of protecting children. Will you join us in that fight?


Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy