Published August 3, 2023
Written by Madeleine Kearns, National Review
Photography by Simply American
Last year, Michigan voters were presented with a state constitutional amendment that, in addition to expansive abortion provisions, could be understood as giving minors the right to undergo medicalized gender transitions without parental consent. That amendment passed. Last Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer handed another victory to trans activists, signing a bill into law that will outlaw therapies helping reconcile gender-distressed youth with their sexed bodies.
Once again, Democrats excel at branding. The state constitutional amendment, Prop 3, was sold in terms of “reproductive freedom.” This latest assault on child welfare is packaged as a ban on the sinister practice of “conversion therapy.”
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