Children shouldn’t be sterilized.

They shouldn’t be mutilated.

And they shouldn’t be left to deal with the regret that follows.

Yet right here in America, that’s what’s happening to children who are struggling to accept their God-given bodies. Instead of real, compassionate help, they’re met with hormones and a scalpel.

Our children are in danger. At an age when they can’t even buy cough syrup over the counter, they’re being pushed to stop puberty, take cross-sex hormones, and even prepare to amputate healthy body parts. This shouldn’t be happening.

That’s why today we are pleased to announce the launch of an important new initiative: Help Not Harm.

Help Not Harm is our answer to the gender war on our children. We have a vision of a country where children are offered real help, not the harm of experimental hormones and surgery. A nation where wounds are healed, not created. A place where children have room to embrace the person God made them to be – not pushed to change their entire body.

But to get there, it will take all of us.

Help Not Harm gives you the tools you need to get involved. When you visit the Help Not Harm page, you’ll find opportunities to:

The first victories have already been won.

This year, thanks to the hard work of our friends, Arkansas became the first state in the nation to legally protect children from dangerous transgender interventions. The lead House bill sponsor of that law, state Representative Robin Lundstrum, is an alumna of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesmen Academy. She had this to say about Help Not Harm:

“We should never grow weary of protecting children. I’m proud of Arkansas legislators who were not afraid to stand up to the political mob and put kids first. Now, it’s time for other states to do the same. I’m so thankful for the partnership of Family Policy Alliance in this effort and I fully endorse the Help Not Harm campaign. We must work together to pass legislation like the SAFE Act across the country so that children in every state are protected from chemical and surgical castration.” – Arkansas State Representative Robin Lundstrum, Lead House Sponsor of the Arkansas SAFE Act

“Transition” is dangerous and it can have irreversible consequences. It’s time to stop subjecting our children to it. Will you be part of the solution?

Click here to sign our petition NOW, then help spread the word by forwarding this email and posting on social media using hashtag #HelpNotHarm.

Time is of the essence: our kids are in danger. Will you join the fight to protect them?
Meridian Baldacci
Meridian Baldacci
Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

P.S. This is only the beginning! Mark your calendar for September 14 at 1 PM ET/12 PM CT/11 AM MT/10 AM PT for “The Truth About Transition.” We’ll be LIVE with a medical expert to answer your critical questions about transition and more. Sign up here! 

Every day, American children are the subject of a dangerous – and potentially deadly– medical experiment. The experiment involves stopping the natural progression of puberty, introducing cross-sex hormones, and potentially removing or preparing to remove healthy body parts.

Among the potential long-term side effects? Sterilization, and even higher rates of suicide.

This is not medicine; this is manipulation, malpractice, and abuse.

That’s why we at Family Policy Alliance are so grateful for the work of our friends in Arkansas who successfully got the first-in-the-nation Save Adolescents from Experimentation (“SAFE”) Act into law! This law protects minors from these dangerous medical experiments, while leaving open real health care options.

Watch below as Family Policy Alliance CEO Craig DeRoche discusses the Arkansas SAFE Act with Arkansas state Representative Robin Lundstrum (House sponsor of the SAFE Act) and Jerry Cox, President of Arkansas’s Family Council.

Get the inside scoop on Arkansas’s groundbreaking new law, hear the TRUTH about this critical issue, and learn what YOU can do NOW to protect children!

A little about our guests:

Rep. Robin Lundstrum, the House sponsor for the SAFE Act, is an alumna of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesmen Academy, an elite training program for Christian legislators. In addition to her public service, Rep. Lundstrum is a local small business owner, holds a doctorate in Health Sciences, and was formerly an assistant professor at John Brown University. She has been the recipient of awards from both the Family Council (AR) and the Little Rock Division of the FBI!

Jerry Cox is President of Arkansas’s Family Council, which he founded in 1989. He has led successful efforts in Arkansas to prevent the use of public funds for abortions, define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and pass the Arkansas Adoption and Foster Care Act. He and his wife reside in Little Rock and are the parents of four sons. We are grateful for our friendship with Family Council!

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Just today, the Arkansas legislature succeeded in easily overriding Governor Asa Hutchinson’s veto of a critical bill to protect the state’s children. The bill was authored by Senator Alan Clark and Representative Robin Lundstrum, a Christian legislator who is an alumna of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesmen Academy℠—our sister foundation’s premier training program for Christian elected leaders.

Because the legislature succeeded in overriding the veto, Arkansas became the first state in the nation with the SAFE Act, a law that prohibits anyone from performing sex-change interventions on children. The law passed with bipartisan support.

The SAFE Act makes clear that the drugs used in these interventions are being used off-label and are entirely experimental. What’s worse, the cross-sex hormones that are used leave children sterile, and the surgeries remove children’s healthy breasts and/or healthy genitalia.

In Arkansas, as in most states, children are not permitted to work in mines, get tattoos, or purchase alcohol or drugs like NyQuil—all for their own protection. Rep. Lundstrum and Sen. Clark simply recognized that if a tattoo is potentially harmful for a child, then certainly sterilizing children or surgically removing their healthy body parts is harmful as well—regardless of whether these procedures are politically popular.

The SAFE Act is wonderful news for Arkansas’s children! But, it shouldn’t stop there. Other states are considering similar laws, including in South Carolina where the bill is sponsored by a Democrat. We say CONGRATULATIONS to Rep. Lundstrum, Sen. Clark, and our good friends at Family Council in Little Rock! And we thank those of you in Arkansas who responded to our alerts and sent thousands of messages to Arkansas legislators. We pray other states follow your state’s bold lead in protecting their own children.

If you’d like to join the effort to protect children from politicized medicine and harmful transgender ideology, consider joining the Promise to America’s Children movement. Arkansas’s Rep. Lundstrum already signed and then led the way to passing the nation’s first SAFE Act!

The Promise unites parents, concerned citizens, and lawmakers who agree that protecting our children’s minds, bodies, and hearts—especially their relationships with their parents—should be a top priority. Our children deserve protection, not politics and experimentation. You can sign the Promise and share it on social media with others as well.

Thank you, Arkansas, for leading the way in protecting your state’s children! But the movement can’t stop there.

#LetKidsBeKids

Autumn Leva
Vice President for Strategy

The Arkansas Legislature will likely vote today on overriding the veto of H.B. 1570, the bill to protect children from abusive and permanently damaging “gender-reassignment surgeries.”

A total of 65 Arkansas legislators have sponsored or co-sponsored the SAFE Act, and – as key Arkansas leaders have shared with us – it’s critical that those legislators remain steadfast in supporting the bill today.

Will you take a moment to send a message to those 65 legislators? We’ve made it easy on our Action Center. With just a click you can send a pre-written note to all of them – thanking them for co-sponsoring the bill and urging them to vote to override the Governor’s veto.

Thank you for speaking up! And please share this email or the Action Center link with others so they can also make their voices heard today!

John Paulton
Mobilization Manager