To Washington County’s shame, Rep. Anne Perry’s Legacy: A Sponsored Bill that Brings Havoc to Maine and to Maine Families by Subverting Parental Rights

By Johnny Chambers

LD227 has caused Maine to become the most anti-child, anti-family State in the nation. LD227 is the child of LD1735 which is better known as the "trans-trafficking bill", brought you by Anne Perry Democrat, is pushing for "gender affirming care" and "reproductive health care" as legal rights, without considering the detrimental effects it may have on children, parents, and the overall well-being of the state.

One of the most concerning aspects of this bill is its expansive definitions and open-ended wording, which could potentially take away any parental knowledge and consent. By effectively barring parents from having any say in the healthcare decisions of their minor children, both in-state and out-of-state, LD227 is stripping away the fundamental rights and responsibilities of parents to care for and protect their children. This could also force religious private groups, such as Catholic hospitals or pro-life pregnancy centers, to provide services that go against their beliefs and values, further infringing on their rights to practice their faith freely.

Furthermore, the bill allows for vindictive lawsuits against citizens of other states, creating an environment of fear and uncertainty for those who may oppose its harmful provisions. This not only goes against the principles of justice and fairness but also sets a dangerous precedent for how individuals and organizations may be targeted and punished for simply voicing their opinions or beliefs.

In February of this year, the American College of Pediatricians released a report on the mental health of gender-incongruent youth, citing over 60 studies that show psychiatric disorders commonly precede gender incongruence. This highlights the importance of addressing underlying mental health issues in children and adolescents, rather than simply providing them with medical interventions that may not address the root causes of their distress. Additionally, the Heritage Foundation published a piece on the high suicide rate among individuals who have undergone sex reassignment surgery,  twenty times of that of their peers, showing that the supposed benefits of such procedures may not outweigh the risks and potential harm they can cause.

LD227 is a dangerous and harmful bill that puts the well-being of children, parents, and the state of Maine at risk. By promoting "gender affirming care" and "reproductive health care" as legal rights without considering the consequences, this bill is creating a culture of fear, uncertainty, and division within the state. It is essential that we speak out against such legislation and advocate for policies that truly prioritize the health and well-being of all individuals, regardless of their gender identity or reproductive choices. Maine must not become known as the most anti-child, anti-family State in the country, and it is up to us to fight against such harmful measures that threaten the rights and freedoms of all its residents.

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