HRC responds to passage of Anti-Trans Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act in Alabama Senate.
“This legislation targets some of the most vulnerable people in Alabama and offers a ‘solution’ in search of a problem,” said Carmarion D. Anderson, Human Rights Campaign Alabama State Director. “Decisions about medical care should be left to doctors, patients and their families, consistent with best practices. This legislation takes that decision away from Alabamians solely so lawmakers can discriminate against transgender people. It is wrong, and the House must reject this.”
Health organizations across the country support gender-affirming care for transgender children. Here is a full list of health organizations that support gender-affirming care:
American Academy of Pediatrics,
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
American Psychological Association,
American Psychiatric Association,
Pediatric Endocrinology Society,
American Medical Association.