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Rutledge Issues Statement on Experimental Procedures for Transgender Children

Says, ‘we cannot allow children as young as 9 years old to receive experimental procedures that have irreversible, physical consequences’

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued a statement following the federal district court’s ruling preliminarily enjoining the Save Adolescents from Experimental (SAFE) Act.

“This evidence based law was created because we cannot allow children as young as 9 years old to receive experimental procedures that have irreversible, physical consequences,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I will aggressively defend Arkansas’s law which strongly limits permanent, life-altering sex changes to adolescents. I will not sit idly by while radical groups such as the ACLU use our children as pawns for their own social agenda. As the Attorney General of Arkansas, I will be appealing today’s decision.”

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