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Protecting Children from Harmful Transgender Treatment

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For Immediate Release
April 6, 2023

Contact: CWA Communications Team


Protecting Children from
Harmful Transgender Treatment

Indiana & Idaho Governors Sign Legislation Banning “Gender-Affirming Care” for Minors 

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 5, both Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed bills that would ban all types of “gender affirming care” for minors statewide. This would include hormone therapy, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, surgery referrals for sex changes and transition surgeries– even if the child has parental approval.  

 Idaho and Indiana are joining the already 11 states that have either restricted, banned or are in the process of banning “gender-affirming care” for minors, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah, South Dakota, and West Virginia.  

“Using children for medical experiments that have no basis in science must be stopped,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALCA), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. “The gender ideology obsession that manipulates children and instills confusion and hopelessness in young minds is a national disgrace. We are proud of Indiana and Idaho for recognizing the importance of implementing laws that will protect children.”

“Children who struggle with identity should be protected from harmful ‘gender reassignment’ medical practices causing serious health risks, irreversible damage, and regret. Minors are incapable of giving informed consent to destructive medical interventions degrading their development and sterilizing their bodies,” said Doreen Denny, CWALAC Senior Advisor. 

“Unfortunately, big pharma and medical associations are more interested in profit than ethical practice. CWALAC stands against the medical mutilation of minors in the name of ‘gender confirmations.'”    

Concerned Women for America encourages all states to ban this harmful medical practice and protect children. 


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.