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Arkansas General Assembly overrides Governor Asa Hutchinson’s veto on Bill 1570

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Christina Randall, Frances Lin

Apr 6, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, MO.– One day after Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson vetoed a bill that would ban transgender medical procedures the general assembly voted to override that veto.

House Bill 1570 bans any medical procedures that provide gender-affirming healthcare to transgender people under 18.

The medical procedures that would be banned include hormone treatments, puberty blockers, and transition-related surgeries. This makes Arkansas the first state to ban gender-affirming medical care.

Representative Robin Lunstrum, sponsor of the bill, says its goal is to protect children. However, other representatives are against the bill saying these gender-affirming procedures are a normal part of kids’ healthcare.






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Governor Asa Hutchinson Quadruples Down On Genital Mutilation For Minors Under The Guise Of ‘Limited Government’

Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas is back at it again, wielding "limited government" and Ronald Reagan to qualify chemical castration of children.

Gabe Kaminsky

April 12, 2021

Last week, America watched as a Republican governor invoked the names of Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley to qualify his position in favor of genital mutilation for minors. Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas was pounded with questions by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, doubling down after vetoing a measure that was subsequently overridden by the state legislature. Hutchinson did much of the same in his discussion with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” this Sunday.

“Are we going to be a narrow party that expresses ourself [sic] in intolerant ways, or are we going to be a broad-based party that shows conservative principles but also compassion in dealing with issues that parents face, that individuals face?” Hutchinson said. “I’ve got to remind my wonderful Republican colleagues that we are the party of Ronald Reagan that believes in the role of limited government.”

Spencer Klavan synthesized the key part of the Hutchinson debacle in The Daily Wire. “We also want [our government] to be just, or else they are hardly governments at all. We want our leaders restrained and humble, not neutered and incapacitated,” Klavan wrote. “We want our federal powers chastened, not nonexistent.”


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