Missouri attorney general issues emergency rule against gender transition interventions

Andrew Bailey said he is focused on protecting "children from being subject to inhumane science experiments."

This Tuesday, Missouri's Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced that he issued an emergency regulation against gender transitions of minors after a medical clinic refused to voluntarily stop a procedure.

Bailey explained that current state law covers "unfair, deceptive and unscrupulous business practices" and that he considers these transgender procedures to fall into this category unless patients are adequately warned of the consequences, including informing them about the "experimental" nature of hormone treatments. The products have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The regulation also requires that minors who wish to opt for transitional treatments first receive a complete psychological or psychiatric evaluation to detect autism and that, if necessary, they receive follow-ups with medical professionals during the years following the first day they receive the intervention.

"The regulation is necessary due to the skyrocketing number of gender transition interventions, despite rising concerns in the medical community that these procedures are experimental and lack clinical evidence of safety or success" he said.

The prosecutor pointed out that even in Europe it is recognized that "mutilating children for the sake of an awakened leftist agenda has irreversible consequences." He also recalled that there are nations such as Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden where these procedures have been drastically reduced.

"I am dedicated to using every legal tool at my disposal to stand in the gap and protect children from being subject to inhumane science experiments," he said.

Bailey's decision comes at the same time that state lawmakers are promoting a law that would permanently ban such hormonal and surgical interventions on minors.