HB 1080 is a bill that would provide legal remedy, and prevent the transition of minors in South Dakota
Jan. 17, 2023 by Breeauna Sagdal
PIERRE, SD- Rep. Bethany Soye (R-Sioux Falls) hosted a joint press conference (video)
with Norman Woods of the Family Heritage Alliance in the capitol rotunda this morning to announce the introduction of the "Help Not Harm Act." House bill 1080
, if passed, would prevent cross-sex hormones and surgery for minors, in addition to providing legal remedy. Similar to a prior version of the bill introduced in 2020,
which was killed by Sanford Health lobbyists and activist groups, the bill would allow individuals to sue for damages after receipt of puberty blockers, hormone replacement, or surgery.
â€œHealthcare providers in South Dakota are becoming increasingly bold about the experimental
treatments and sterilizing procedures being performed on children in our state. Now is the time to
protect our youth," Rep. Soye said.
The bill announcement follows the highly controversial Gender Identity Summit, hosted over the weekend in Sioux Falls. The event gained the attention of national media, after Nate Hochman broke a story
detailing Gov. Kristi Noem's ties to mega-donor Denny Sanford of Sanford Health.
As previously reported by the The Dakota Leader
, The 3rd Annual Gender Identity Summit was hosted by The Transformation Project and Sanford Health. The Transformation Project was instrumental in lobbying against the 2020 bill, which has gained the non-profit funding from major Hollywood donors like FOX, LionsGate, NBC, and more.
More than one hundred and fifty people protested the Gender Identity Summit, despite negative temperatures outside. One protestor, who asked to remain anonymous, told TDL that Sanford Health has slowly used the Department of Education as a pipeline for gender ideology
In 2015, Denny Sanford introduced "Z," the gender-less alien
to South Dakota teachers. "Z" is the mascot of the Sanford-Harmony Social Emotional Learning curriculum
, implemented first within the Sioux Falls School District.
â€œItâ€™s time for us to stop experimenting on kidâ€™s bodies," Norman Woods of the Family Heritage Alliance said.
"We have been perpetuating the dangerous lie that through medical intervention, we can change a personâ€™s sex. This harmful
idea, and the industry profiting from it, are leaving a trail of broken bodies in their wake.â€
Recently, the country of Sweden banned the practice
of stopping natural puberty, giving cross-sex hormones and affirmation-surgery for minors. The U.K's Tavistock Institute closed permanently this year amid a class-action lawsuit,
and data showing rates of suicide increased after transitioning. Despite mounting evidence proving it is harmful, sexual reassignment surgery is a billion dollar emerging market for the medical industry.
According to Global Market Insights
, sexual reassignment surgery is valued at $623 million dollars this year, and is expected to net 1.9 billion by 2032.
"We care deeply about children struggling with their identities and want to provide
them with true meaningful help and healing, not permanent bodily harm. Thatâ€™s why I am introducing
the Help Not Harm Act,â€ Rep. Soye said.
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