LD 1735 is a proposed piece of legislation that has garnered national attention for its potential to allow the state of Maine to override parental consent in all 50 states.
This bill would allow out-of-state children to cross into Maine and obtain transgender treatments such as breast binding, penis tucking, irreversible puberty blockers, cross-sex hormone drugs, or mutilation surgeries. Under this bill, parents would lose custody of their children if they do not support these treatments, and the children would become wards of the state, with their treatments paid for through tax-funded programs.
Proponents of the bill argue that it is necessary to protect the rights of transgender children who may be subjected to abuse or neglect by their parents. This blatant and false emotional blackmail originated with school counselors and social workers in public K-12 schools.
Radical organizations like the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) train their members to be Transgender Cult recruiters and their go-to is “parents are unsafe and abusive.”
Bills such as LD 394 (Chapter 117) expanded the powers of school “mental health” professionals to be able to keep transgender secrets from parents. This is the informational packet that was sent to Maine’s Education Committee to review during their working session for LD 394.
Opponents of the bill, on the other hand, argue that it is a violation of parental rights and that it would set a dangerous precedent for the state to override the decisions of parents when it comes to their children’s health care. They argue that these treatments are highly controversial and potentially dangerous, and that parents should have the final say in whether or not their children undergo them.
One of the most concerning aspects of LD 1735 is its potential to allow the state to override parental consent in all 50 states. This would mean that parents who live in states where these treatments are not legal or where parental consent is required could have their children taken away from them if they refuse to support their child’s sex-change. This is a serious infringement on parental rights and could set a dangerous precedent for other states to follow.
Another issue with this bill is the fact that it could lead to children being subjected to potentially dangerous and irreversible treatments. The long-term effects of many of these treatments are not yet fully understood, and there are concerns about the impact they could have on the physical and mental health of children. Forcing children to undergo these treatments without the consent of their parents could be seen as a form of medical experimentation, and it raises serious ethical questions.
Earlier this year, the American College of Cardiology released a study that showed transgender drugs can cause a 6x increased risk of ST elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI), the most serious types of heart attacks, a 7x increased risk of ischemic stroke (caused by blood clotting), and a 5x increased risk of pulmonary embolism (a blockage of arteries in the lungs).
Furthermore, this bill could lead to the state becoming the ultimate arbiter of what is in the best interests of children, rather than parents. While there are certainly cases where parents may not be acting in the best interests of their children, it is not the role of the state to override parental decisions in all cases. The state should only intervene in cases where there is clear evidence of abuse or neglect, and where the child’s safety and well-being are at risk.
Every citizen of Maine needs to make their voice heard to fight against this transgender trafficking bill.
LD 1735 will be heard on the Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 1:00PM ET. There are 3 ways that Maine citizens can fight back:
1) Live in-person testimony
2) Zoom in-person testimony
3) Submit online written testimony
This user guide outlines each of those options and quickly walks a citizen through how to execute on each one. Every Maine citizen should select one of those options and reject this dangerous bill.