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PEC News & Updates- July ‘22

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Florida Medicaid Rule to Stop Coverage of Trans-Medication

On July 8th representatives of PEC traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to speak out in favor of a legal Rule (59G- 1,050) introduced by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to prevent Florida Medicaid from further funding ‘transgender’ drugs and surgeries. Our own Jeannette Cooper was quoted in an article by Dara Kam of the News Service of Florida as she drove home the point that young people who claim a trans identity are “being met with a medical treatment for a psychological condition.” Delivered with conviction, her powerful words continued: “We are here to state the obvious. No child can or ever will be born in the wrong body. Everybody knows what a woman is, but some people are afraid to say it. We are not afraid.” We are very proud of Jeannette and everyone who spoke out on behalf of PEC and the people we aim to protect from the gender industry.

Brave detransitioned youths, Sophie Galvin and Chloe Cole, along with several parents of children harmed by the trans-medical industry were among the 150+ passionate supporters of the Rule who gathered to raise their voices. Florida seems to be moving in the right direction, using science to guide the decision-making process around the treatment of gender dysphoria. We applaud Florida government officials, including the Florida Surgeon General, who stated his commitment to protecting children. A decision on the proposed rule that would prevent taxpayer Medicaid dollars from being used for medical treatments for gender dysphoria at any age is forthcoming.

On July 1st we launched our Boston Billboard Campaign, aiming to raise $10,000 in five days, so we could share a critical message, as pictured below. We continue to be amazed at the support we receive, and we are truly grateful to report that we raised $15,595! Three digital billboards in Boston are going up in just one week on busy routes near hospitals that harm children through “gender identity affirmation.” Thanks to your generous contributions, we can move forward with this important project. We could not do these things without you! Thank you!

Checking in with our Legal Intern, Katie