Recently, South Carolina became the 23rd state to pass a Help Not Harm bill protecting children from irreversibly damaging so-called “gender transition” procedures. No child is born in the wrong body, and our friends at Palmetto Family Council have ensure South Carolina is the latest state to protect vulnerable children struggling with gender dysphoria. Hear from Palmetto President Steve Pettit about how it happened!

At the same time, South Carolina also took a huge step in protecting children from the harms of pornography. FPA has worked hard to facilitate a coalition of states to pass age verification requirements for online pornography. This coalition includes South Carolina, and they got it done this year! The Governor signed both Help Not Harm and age verification on the same day. You won’t want to miss hearing how all this remarkable success came about!

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Sincerely,Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Director, Public Policy

Our friends at Kansas Family Voice are working hard to defend family values at the state level. Join us as we take a closer look at some major efforts that have enjoyed great support this year.

Brittany Jones, the Director of Public Policy and Engagement at Kansas Family Voice shares the prospects of Kansas enacting important protections for children and parental rights. Tune in to find out what this could mean and why Kansas may be joining other successful states in these efforts.

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Sincerely,

Robert Noland
Director, Audience Engagement

Dear Friends,

We are so excited to share yet another milestone victory with you!

Last week, in a massive win for vulnerable children and female athletes, the Ohio State Senate finished overriding Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of Substitute House Bill (H.B.) 48, the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act. In taking this step, the Senate followed the lead of the Ohio House of Representatives which had already voted to override the governor’s veto on January 10th.

The SAFE Act, which is based on our model Help Not Harm bill, will protect vulnerable Ohio children struggling with gender dysphoria from the irreversible harm of so-called gender transition procedures. These dangerous, experimental, and irreversible procedures include mastectomies or “top surgery,” as well as puberty blocking drugs and cross sex hormones.

Ohio is now the 21st state to pass a Help Not Harm bill, and the 5th to take the extraordinary step of overriding a governor’s veto to do so, protecting vulnerable children from these barbaric procedures.

Help Not Harm victory map

The Ohio SAFE Act also protects female athletes from having to compete against biologically male athletes in K-12 education and at the collegiate level.

This part of the bill was written and advocated for by Ohio State Representative Jena Powell, a graduate of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesman Academy. We are so grateful for her enduring, honorable hard work on behalf of women’s rights and opportunities in Ohio athletics. Her work has made Ohio the 24th state to ensure girls do not have to compete against boys in sports.

Save Girls Sports victory map

Along with our allies at Center for Christian Virtue, we want to say THANK YOU for making this victory, and the many before it, possible. These victories are so very important but are only possible because of you and the grace of God.

Help One Child LogoAmerica is in a time of national reckoning with transgender ideology, which is uniquely targeting vulnerable children and women’s opportunities in athletics.

YOU and like-minded people across the nation have been essential to our state-by-state effort to turn the tide and take a stand for children and female athletes.

We pray that you would continue to partner with us on this noble effort to protect the futures of our boys and girls.

For our children,Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We just hit yet another milestone! Ohio recently joined the Help Not Harm movement by passing legislation that protects minors from dangerous and irreversible transgender procedures. Help Not Harm bills have now been passed in 21 states across the country!

Despite being vetoed by several governors, Help Not Harm bills have persevered. A total of 5 states have successfully overridden their governor’s veto of the bill – that’s unheard of! They are Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio.

To talk about this great success, Joseph Kohm will be joined on our podcast today by Jerry Cox of Arkansas Family Council and David Walls of The Family Foundation in Kentucky.

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Emma Rarden
Digital Specialist, Producer

 

 

 

 

 

This year, we achieved a significant milestone. Our Help Not Harm legislation was passed in 20 states to safeguard children from transgender drugs and surgeries. This means thousands of kids in those states are now protected from dangerous medical interventions!

And, we couldn’t have done it without YOUR partnership and support.

2023 was truly the year of Help Not Harm! Let’s celebrate this achievement with a message from our CEO, Craig DeRoche, and an exciting highlight video that recaps the journey of  how together we overcame obstacles to get where we are today. Tune in to watch the premiere online today!

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At Family Policy Alliance, our vision is a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. To stay up to date on the fight to protect families and learn how to take action, follow us on social media!

Your partnership is a vital part of all these accomplishments!

Thank you for helping us protect kids more than ever before in 2023!

Emma Rarden
Digital Specialist – Producer

 

 

Dear Friends,

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!

Sincerely,
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy

Imagine this scenario: At home, your daughter lives as the girl God made her to be. At school, she claims to be a boy, and her teachers and classmates affirm this.  The shocking twist? You, the parent, are left in the dark about her life at school.

Sage’s parents experienced this firsthand when the school their daughter attended kept Sage’s decision to identify as a boy hidden, even after she was sexually assaulted in the boy’s bathroom. And, that was only the beginning of a harrowing tale – one that you can hear today at 1 pm ET.

After racing to save Sage from a dangerous path of transgender interventions (and much more), Sage’s parents began sharing her testimony, which eventually inspired the introduction of “Sage’s Law” in the state of Virginia. The bill would require teachers and school officials to inform at least one parent of a child’s gender confusion and to discuss counseling options for the child.

Sage’s story is not easy to hear, but it reminds us of the serious threat gender ideology poses to our kids – and the importance of protecting parental rights. Josh Hetzler of The Family Foundation (our state ally in Virginia) shares Sage’s story in today’s live video, and how he and his team are fighting to protect kids like Sage. Don’t miss this gripping story!

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Want to help efforts like this in your area? Connect with your Family Policy Council to see how they are protecting kids in your state.

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Emma Rarden
Communications Specialist – Produce

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“Sometimes I would, like, cry for hours on end and I just wouldn’t feel anything other than empty,” said Chloe Cole as she recalls how she felt after years on cross-sex hormones.

By the time she was 12 years old, Chloe Cole felt she should have been a boy – and she had heard that the only solution was to pursue irreversible bodily changes to make her look more like a boy, too. Chloe began taking male hormones and by age 15 underwent a double mastectomy.

Now 18 years old, Chloe has “detransitioned” (returned to living as a girl) and has been bravely sharing her story nationwide to warn others of the harsh reality of “transitioning” as a minor. Her story gives a shocking insight into the dangers of the transgender interventions for minors who struggle to embrace their God-given sex. Stories like Chloe’s are why we say minors need #HelpNotHarm.

She recounted her transition experience at the Social Conservative Conference, where we discussed her story and the need for Family Policy Alliance’s work to protect our children.

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Listen to the FULL interview with Chloe Cole on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Here at Family Policy Alliance, we’ve been working on this issue since 2017, when we drafted the first version of a bill to protect minors from transgender interventions. We call them “Help Not Harm” bills because we believe that hurting children deserve a chance at real help, not the harm of hormones and surgeries. Now, just this year alone, at least 21 states around the country have introduced Help Not Harm-style legislation to protect children. The movement is growing!

To learn more about this issue and what you can do, be sure to listen in to our conversation with Chloe Cole!

See you in the comments section,

Emma Rarden
Communications Specialist – Producer

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Dear Friends,

Along with our allies at Kansas Family Voice, we have an update and urgent request for your help.

Governor Kelly has chosen to veto the Childhood Mutilation Prevention Act (SB 26), a bill that protects children from the irreversible harm of gender transition surgery and procedures. You helped us get this bill passed, and now we need your help once again to get it across the finish line!

The effort to override Gov. Kelly’s veto could being Wednesday, and we need you to contact your legislators and urge them to vote “Yes.”

Kansans overwhelmingly support protecting children from harm and empowering parents in education!

The Child Prevention Mutilation Act is based on our model Help Not Harm Bill. It would prevent healthcare practitioners from performing dangerous, irreversible gender transition surgeries on children, including mastectomies or “top surgery.” It would also prohibit treating children with hormone therapy and other nonsurgical gender transition procedures 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.

Our kids deserve to be kept safe from predatory medical procedures. Please send a message to your legislator today telling him or her to support SB 26!

It only takes a minute in our Action Center. By doing so, you will help ensure Kansas law helps, not harms, our kids.

Sincerely,
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy

 

PS – After you’ve taken action, watch for a message telling you how to follow up with your legislators via telephone to leave a voicemail for them as well. That will double the impact! And please share this with friends. Thank you!


Two years ago, we witnessed an incredible moment: Arkansas became the first state to legally protect children from transgender interventions. It was the first Help Not Harm law, as we like to call them. We believe that hurting children deserve real help, not the irreversible harm of hormones and surgeries.

And last year, momentum built around this issue.

But the growth we have seen this year has been nothing short of explosive.

Just this month alone—Mississippi, Tennessee, Iowa, and Kentucky joined the list of states protecting minors. And, in Kentucky’s case, the legislature overrode their governor’s veto in order to make the protections law. Talk about commitment to protecting kids! (Kentucky’s not alone in this: the Arkansas legislature did the same in 2021.)

And in total, the numbers are incredible. Six states have laws protecting minors from both cross-sex hormones and mutilating surgeries (Arkansas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Iowa, and Kentucky). Two states have modified versions of the law in place (Arizona and Utah). Seven state legislatures are actively considering legislation to protect minors (Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, and South Carolina). And in Indiana and Montana, bills sit on the governors’ desks awaiting their action.

Why all this action? Americans are waking up. They’ve heard the tragic stories of courageous detransitioners like Chloe Cole, who had a double mastectomy at age 15. They’ve learned about the alarming rise in teen girls identifying as male, and heard about the devastating harms of transition – harms that include sterilization, loss of healthy organs, and so much more.

Across the country, we’re saying together: enough is enough. No child should be told they are in the wrong body, sterilized, and left with the deep pain of regret.

Here at Family Policy Alliance, we’ve been working on this issue since 2017, when we drafted the first version of a Help Not Harm bill.

But none of this could have happened without you. Your support of Family Policy Alliance helps us provide critical behind-the-scenes support to legislators, our national allies, and to the alliance we host of 40 state family policy councils. Because of you, we can draft legislation and alert people like you when there’s a need to take action in your state. And because of you, kids around the nation are being protected from a lifetime of hurt and regret.

If you’d like to partner with us in this work, click here to make a one-time or recurring gift. Every amount, whether $500 or $50 or $25, makes a difference to protect kids and families around the nation.

Thank you for standing with us to protect children. Here’s to many more Help Not Harm victories!

Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy