South Dakota on Monday became the next state to ban genital mutilation procedures for minors.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) signed HB 1080, also called the “Help Not Harm” bill, into law.
The legislation prevents minors from accessing “puberty-blocking drugs, surgeries or hormone therapies in order to change their genders,” according to Newsmax.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signs bill Monday that bans gender-affirming treatments for minors.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) February 14, 2023
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed a bill Monday banning gender-affirming treatments for minors. https://t.co/3XdTtmRnev pic.twitter.com/ZswLg7AofF
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) February 14, 2023
There are also punishments for doctors who provide these interventions, including potential revocation of their medical licenses and exposure to lawsuits.
State Republicans introduced…