Urgent Call to Action
America Mission Fights LD-1735
America Mission Mobilizes to Fight LD-1735
January 21st, 2024: By, America Mission Inc.
This week, America Mission, alongside Riley Gains, Jennifer McWilliams, and Courage is a Habit, has been at the forefront of a critical mission to halt the progression of Maine's LD-1735 bill, a legislation with alarming implications. Known as the Transgender Trafficking Bill, LD-1735, if passed, would grant the state of Maine the authority to receive minors from other states for transgender treatments, effectively bypassing parental consent. These treatments range from breast binding and penis tucking to irreversible puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries.
The concerted effort by America Mission and its allies has successfully delayed the bill's hearing, now rescheduled for January 25th, 2024. However, the battle is far from over. In a united front, these organizations are mobilizing further to oppose this bill, which represents a serious infringement on parental rights and the well-being of minors.
LD-1735 poses significant ethical and social concerns. By enabling the state to take minors into its custody for gender-related treatments, the bill undermines the foundational family unit, removing critical decisions from parents and placing them in the hands of the state. This shift not only challenges parental authority but also raises questions about the long-term impacts of such treatments on children, given the current lack of comprehensive long-term studies on "gender-affirming care."
In response to this pressing issue, Courage is a Habit's website provides resources for concerned citizens to voice their opposition. This includes sample emails and a list of email addresses for committee members overseeing the bill. The organization emphasizes the importance of customizing these emails to make a more impactful appeal to the legislators.
As the email window extends until January 24th, 10:00 PM ET, America Mission urges individuals to take swift action. The collective goal is to influence the committee's decision and prevent the bill from moving forward. This effort is not just about stopping a single piece of legislation; it's about safeguarding the rights of parents and the welfare of children across the nation.
In summary, LD-1735 represents a pivotal moment in the ongoing debate over transgender treatments for minors and the role of parental consent. America Mission's mobilization against this bill is a testament to the power of collective action and the importance of standing up for fundamental family values and the protection of children. The outcome of this effort will not only affect Maine but could also set a precedent for similar legislation nationwide.
LIST OF LEGISLATOR EMAILS:
Senator Eric Brakey - R Senate District 20
Senator Anne Carney - Chair D - Senate District 29 Anne.Carney@Legislature.Maine.gov
Representative Matt Moonen - Chair D - House District 117 Matthew.Moonen@legislature.maine.gov
Senator Donna Bailey - Senate District 31 - Donna.Bailey@Legislature.Maine.gov
Representative Amy Kuhn - House District 111 - Amy.Kuhn@Legislature.Maine.gov
Representative Adam Lee - House District 89 Adam.Lee@Legislature.Maine.gov
Representative Stephen Moriarty House District 110 Steve.Moriarty@legislature.maine.gov
Representative Erin Sheehan - House District 132 Erin.Sheehan@Legislature.Maine.gov
SEND THE AMERICA MISSION SAMPLE EMAIL YOURSELF:
Subject: Immediate Action Required: Reject LD 1735 for the Sake of Our Children
Dear Judiciary Committee Members,
I am writing to you as a deeply concerned citizen regarding the alarming LD 1735, infamously known as the Transgender Trafficking Bill. I implore you to consider the profound implications of this legislation and to reject it outright in defense of our children and families.
This proposed bill stands as a direct affront to the sanctity of parental rights and the well-being of our youth. By potentially allowing the state to assume guardianship over minors for transgender treatments, LD 1735 would egregiously separate children from their parents. This is not just an overreach of state authority; it is a moral transgression that threatens the very fabric of our familial bonds.
The gravest concern here is the irreversible nature of these transgender treatments and the lack of comprehensive long-term studies substantiating their benefits. You are contemplating a decision that could lead to life-altering, possibly detrimental consequences for these children. How can such a monumental choice be made without a full understanding of the long-term outcomes?
The surge in lawsuits against hospitals and schools in 2023 is a clear indication of the growing public apprehension and resistance to such drastic measures. The people are increasingly aware and critical of the potential harms these treatments could inflict on our youth. Passing LD 1735 would not only ignore these concerns but would also set a dangerous precedent, suggesting that the state knows better than parents when it comes to the well-being of their children.
I demand, as a member of the community you serve, a thorough explanation for even considering such a bill. What rationale could possibly justify stripping parents of their rights and subjecting children to irreversible medical procedures? Your constituents deserve a public response and an insight into your intended actions on this matter.
I urge you, with the utmost urgency, to vote "ought not to pass" on LD 1735. This is not merely a legislative decision; it is a moral imperative to protect our children from irreversible harm and to uphold the rights of parents to guide and care for their offspring. Your action on this matter will be closely monitored and remembered.