Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has recently signed the Regulate Experimental Adolescent Procedures Act (REAP) into law, which is seen as a significant win for conservative values and children’s rights. This legislation effectively prohibits the use of drugs and surgery to perform gender reassignment on minors, and also bars state funds and Medicaid from covering these procedures. By enacting this law, Mississippi has joined a group of other states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Utah, that have also banned these risky and untested procedures.
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At a press conference announcing the signing of the bill, Governor Reeves made it clear that he stands firmly against the radical activists who are pushing gender reassignment surgery on children. “In the end, there are two points of view here. One tells children that they are beautiful just the way they are. That they can be happy with the way they look. The other tells them that the only way out of depression is to take drugs and cut themselves up with expensive surgeries. I know where I stand. No child in Mississippi will be forced to take these drugs or have these surgeries.” said Reeves.
As part of the REAP Act, the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure is now mandated to uphold the law. This provision is crucial in safeguarding minors against any hazardous and experimental medical procedures that may be administered without their consent.
Conservative talk show host and childrens’ advocate Matt Walsh was also present at the signing of the bill, pledging his support. “I want to commend the Mississippi governor and legislature for doing the right and necessary thing by outlawing the awful medical abuse of children. I’m very happy that this law was passed and that we’ve been able to build a national movement against the gender ideology madness that has held our society and our children hostage for too long.” said Walsh.
According to Walsh, the legislation is a “common-sense” measure that could prevent “child abuse”. This viewpoint is echoed by a significant number of conservatives who are alarmed by the increasing prevalence of radical activists advocating for gender reassignment surgeries among minors.
The signing of this bill is a major victory for conservative values and children’s rights in Mississippi. It sends a strong message that radical activists will not be allowed to push dangerous and experimental medical procedures on minors without their consent. This is a huge step toward making sure children are safe from the risks of gender reassignment surgery and can be happy in their own bodies.
Source: The Daily Caller