ACLU of Alabama Comment on Anti-Trans Bill Passing Committee

Affiliate: ACLU of Alabama
February 24, 2021 5:00 pm

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Today, legislation that would make it a felony for a medical professional to follow best practices and provide necessary treatment to a transgender young person was passed out of the House Judiciary Committee.

Dillon Nettles, director of policy and advocacy, said:

“We are disappointed that Alabama lawmakers have once again set out to take away the healthcare choices of everyday Alabamians, and just like the abortion ban in 2019, this anti-trans bill is unconstitutional. If HB1 or SB10 pass and is signed by the governor, it could represent another costly lawsuit for the state. Lawmakers have enough on their hands with COVID-19 and the DOJ lawsuit over Alabama’s prisons that the last thing they should be wasting taxpayer money on is involving themselves in a medical issue that they have no expertise or training on.”

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