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Identity Crisis Episode 12: Arkansas Bill 1570—Saving Kids from Medical Experimentation?

Identity Crisis Episode 12: Arkansas Bill 1570—Saving Kids from Medical Experimentation?

In this episode we talk about two Arkansas bills—HB1570 and HB1749—both of which pertain to minors undergoing gender transition. The first bill we discuss, HB 1570, titled the “Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act” prohibits medical gender procedures for minors (these include puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and a variety of surgeries). We discuss what the bill actually says, and cover some of the misinformation that’s been propagated about it by various sources.
Toward the end of the episode we also touch upon another Arkansas bill, HB 1749, which would require public school employees to address students by only the name and sex designated on the students’ birth certificates. We discuss why we oppose this bill; we view it as an attack on free speech, a value we strongly believe must apply to everyone.

We also try out a new segment in the very beginning of the episode called In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), during which we each have one minute to explain a current event that is important to us. We each do two rounds this week, and the topics are: trans sports bills, State v. Merriweather, due process, and Donna Hughes. Let us know if you like this segment and want to see more of it.

Read MK’s corresponding column in 4W here: https://4w.pub/responsible-reporting-on-suicide/

Relevant links:
State v. Merriweather: https://casetext.com/case/meriwether-v-trs-of-shawnee-state-univ-1


“Appeals Court Rules Compelled Pronouns May Violate Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Belief”: https://www.womensliberationfront.org/news/appeals-court-rules-compelled-pronouns-may-violate-freedom-of-speech-and-freedom-of-belief

The article that got Donna Hughes in trouble: https://4w.pub/fantasy-worlds-on-the-political-right-and-left-qanon-and-trans-sex-beliefs-2/


“CNN ridiculed for saying there is ‘no consensus for assigning sex at birth’”: https://nypost.com/2021/04/01/cnn-ridiculed-for-saying-no-consensus-for-assigning-sex-at-birth/

“The GOP’s attack on trans kids’ health care, explained”: https://www.vox.com/22360030/trans-kids-health-care-arkansas-explained


“The Republican Disinformation Campaign Behind Arkansas’s Vile Anti-Trans Law”: https://newrepublic.com/article/161875/arkansas-transgender-law-hormones-doctors-youth

Read the bills:
HB1570 – TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS SAVE ADOLESCENTS FROM EXPERIMENTATION (SAFE) ACT: https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Bills/Detail?id=HB1570&ddBienniumSession=2021%2F2021R


HB1749 – TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TO ADDRESS PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS BY ONLY THE NAME AND SEX DESIGNATED ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT’S CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH: https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Bills/Detail?tbType=&id=hb1749&ddBienniumSession=2021%2F2021R

Identity Crisis is a weekly column and podcast for young people struggling with the modern orthodoxy of gender identity ideology—developed in collaboration between Plebity and 4W by Sasha White and M.K. Fain. New episodes every Monday!

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