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Press Release: CWA of Missouri Urges Gov. Parson Signature on Bills

By May 10, 2023Missouri
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For Immediate Release
May 10, 2023

Contact:  Tracy Dougan


Concerned Women for America of Missouri Urges Gov. Parson to Sign Laws Protecting Female Athletes and Children from Gender Mutilation

Springfield, Missouri – Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri applauds the Missouri General Assembly for passing two crucial bills that ban transgender girls from participating in female sports at the K-12 and college level and that protect children from harmful gender reassignment medical practices.

We urge Gov. Mike Parson (Republican) to sign both bills to show his support for fair competition and equality for all female athletes participating in female sports teams in Missouri and to show support in protecting minors who struggle with gender identity. Our state lawmakers understand biological females who train and work hard to excel in their chosen sport, strive for college scholarships, and compete on a fair playing field should not suffer the loss of those opportunities because a biological male who claims transgender status as a woman receives her spot. They also understand children struggling with gender identity should be treated with compassion but also protected from unethical medical interventions that ignore underlying causes, impede natural maturation, and reject long-term health and well-being.

CWA of Missouri State Director Tracy Dougan has this to say: “I am thrilled the Missouri General Assembly has passed both SB 39 and SB 49 today. It has been a hard-fought victory, and I cannot thank our supporting legislators and CWA of Missouri team and members enough for seeing this through. CWA of Missouri has worked hard over the past few years to educate our members and the public about the attack on girls’ sports and our children. SB 39 will ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. And, with the passage of SB 49, our children will now be protected from irreversible surgeries and radical treatment involving unverified medical interventions. This is a win for the girls and the children of Missouri. We urge Gov. Parson to sign these bills as soon as they reach his desk.”


Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.