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Action Alert: Senate Committee to hear Don’t Harm Our Children Act

By May 22, 2023Louisiana
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Good news! HB648 (formally HB463, the “Don’t Harm Our Children Act,” sponsored by State Rep. Gabe Firment (R-District 22), passed the House Health and Welfare Committee (14-3) and the House Floor (71-24). The bill now moves to the Senate, where it will be heard in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee this Wednesday, May 24.

HB648 will prohibit certain procedures to alter the sex of a minor child. Louisiana has a governmental interest in protecting the health and safety of its citizens, especially vulnerable children. The risks associated with the allowance of irreversible, permanent reassignment surgery outweigh the scientific benefits. This law will exclude gender transition procedures for any person under 18 years of age from healthcare coverage reimbursement and provides that any provision of gender transition shall be subject to discipline by the licensed entity over the physician, mental health provider, or other healthcare professionals.

Visit Concerned Women for America’s website for timely resources on this issue: 

 Take Action:

  • Contact the members of the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee and ask them to support HB648. If you are a constituent, be sure to let them know. The Senate members are listed below my signature.
  • Forward this information to family and friends.

Please Pray:
Pray that Louisiana state senators will not be overcome with timidity and will be emboldened with courage to vote against child mutilation. Pray for the truth to prevail and lies to be exposed.

Laura Huber
State Director

2023 Senate Health and Welfare Committee