Americans Overwhelming Reject Sex Changes, Puberty Blockers for Kids: POLL

By Published on October 23, 2022

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe minors should have to wait until they’re 18 to undergo transgender-related medical procedures, including puberty blockers, a poll released Friday found.

Among likely voters, 78.7% thought minors should be required to wait until they reach adulthood before they can undergo puberty blockers and permanent sex change procedures, according to the Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action poll. The Biden administration, on the other hand, openly supports a host of cross-sex medical procedures and has sharply criticized state efforts to restrict the procedures for minors.

Even among Democrats, 53.5% supported an age requirement of 18 for cross-sex procedures, as did 96.8% of Republicans, the poll found. People aged 46 to 64 were most likely to support the age requirement, while the 18-24 group was most likely to oppose.

The polling comes as several Republican-led states move to restrict childhood sex-change procedures. The Biden administration has condemned these efforts and is reportedly pressuring foreign countries to encourage childhood medical transitions through diplomatic efforts.

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Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Arizona have passed laws limiting the procedures for minors, while Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed an administration effort to restrict childhood gender transitions throughout the state. California recently became a sanctuary state for child sex changes, passing legislation that protects parents and their children from legal ramifications for pursuing cross-sex medical treatments that are illegal for minors in their home states, and blocking California courts from enforcing out-of-state court orders revoking custody for parents who allowed their children to get illegal sex changes.

“This polling confirms the obvious — the vast majority of Americans are not on board with the far-left’s sexual agenda, which is seeking to permanently mutilate the young and vulnerable,” Mark Meckler, President of the Convention of States Action, said in a statement. “The idea that young people have to be 16 to drive, 18 to vote, and 21 to drink, and yet can undergo life-altering medical procedures in middle school defies common sense, and the American people see that clearly.”

“As the Biden administration refuses to do the right thing for our children and take action to protect them from the horrors of the far-left agenda, it’s imperative that individual states–like what we see happening in Tennessee right now–step up and stand against it,” he said.

The poll surveyed 1,079 conducted Oct. 8-11 with a 2.9% margin of error.

 

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