Along with our allies at North Carolina Family Policy Council, we have an update and urgent request for your help.
Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed three important bills that the North Carolina legislature passed to protect our women and children. These bills are a Health Not Harm bill (HB 808), the Parental Bill of Rights (SB 49), and the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (HB 574). Now we need your help to get these bills across the finish line!
The effort to override Gov. Cooper’s veto could begin at any time, and we need you to contact your legislators and urge them to vote to override these vetoes.
The Help Not Harm Bill would prevent healthcare practitioners from performing dangerous, irreversible gender transition surgeries on children, including mastectomies or “top surgery.” It would also prohibit prescribing children with experimental hormones that cause irreversible effects like infertility and body changes. Finally, it holds doctors accountable by providing a way to sue doctors that perform these procedures on children.
The Parental Bill of Rights affirms parents’ Constitutional right to direct the upbringing of their children. It ensures parental involvement in their child’s education and allows parents to enforce their rights by bringing an action against the school for violations of the Act. Finally, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act protects female athletes from having to compete against biologically male athletes in K-12 education and at the collegiate level. This protects the safety and scholarships of female athletes, as males retain many biological advantages even after hormone therapy, especially following puberty.
Our kids deserve to be kept safe from harmful, experimental gender transition procedures and predatory medical procedures. Our women and girls deserve a level playing field in sports. Please send a message to your legislators today telling him or her to support the veto overrides!
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy