OHIO: Ask Gov. DeWine to Protect Children from Transgender Ideology

December 12

Dear Friend,

We have an urgent request for your help.

We need your help protecting Ohio’s next generations from woke ideology. This week, the Ohio legislature passed House Bill (H.B.) 68, The Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act, sponsored by our Statesman Academy Alum, Rep. Jenna Powell. The bill is now headed to Governor Mike DeWine’s desk and we need you to encourage him to sign it!

The SAFE Act, based in part on our model 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 using puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to treat gender dysphoria in children. These procedures also cause irreversible harm, like infertility and body changes.

The SAFE Act also protects female athletes from having to compete against biologically male athletes in K-12 education and at the collegiate level. Currently, biological males are allowed to compete in women’s sports at every level in Ohio. This denies women and girls opportunities to compete for the scholarships and championships that their hard work deserves. Parents are now concerned for their daughters’ opportunities and physical safety during play.

Along with our friends at Center for Christian Virtue, who have worked tirelessly on this bill, we need your help making sure it becomes law. Please send a message to Gov. DeWine today urging him to sign the SAFE Act and ensure our kids are protected from woke ideology!

Our kids deserve to be kept safe from predatory medical procedures. And no female athlete should have to compete against a biological man for championships and opportunities.

Please send a message to your senator using the form at the bottom of this page. By doing so, you will help ensure Ohio law helps, not harms, our kids.

Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy