Nebraska has become the latest state to ban chemical castration and body-mutilating sex-change surgeries for minors and establish limits on abortion by enacting legislation to protect children.
Nebraska’s Republican Gov. Jim Pillen signed LB574 into law Monday, following its approval by the state’s unicameral legislature in a 33-15 vote last week.
The law includes the Let Them Grow Act, which prohibits doctors from prescribing puberty blockers and opposite-sex hormones to kids or performing genital mutilation surgeries on children and teenagers. It’s scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 1. Whereas the Preborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortions after 12 weeks gestation, will go into effect immediately.
“Today is a historic day in the state of Nebraska. It is a day when we are standing up and protecting our kids so that they can have a brighter and better future,” Pillen said in a statement on Monday.
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