Child Abuse =Restricting Gender Affirming Care
Say NO to Senate Bill 3592
Controversial legislation has been introduced in New Jersey by Senator Andrew Zwicker (LD-16) that could have a major impact on child custody cases related to gender-affirming health care. The bill, if passed, would give state judges mandatory authority, which means that judge must follow this rule in every custody case. The proposed bill would also give the state court temporary emergency jurisdiction in cases where the child is unable to receive gender-affirming care in their home state, further fueling the ongoing debate over this highly charged issue.
Basically, Zwicker is trying to mandate child gender-affirming care by sneaking it into custody legislation. According to Zwicker’s bill, a parent denying gender-affirming care to a child will be considered equal to a parent who exposes the child to domestic violence or ACTUAL child abuse.
Zwicker’s bill defines gender-affirming care as any medical treatment (psychological or psychiatric care, surgery, hormone replacement therapy, and other nonsurgical treatment) aimed at confirming a child's gender identity. This bill provides the courts with a path to TAKE your kids from you, AT ANY AGE, for denying EXPERIMENTAL PUBERTY BLOCKERS and IRREVERSIBLE GENDER SURGERY.
The bill also prohibits attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and health care facilities from assisting with investigations or proceedings based on another state's laws against gender-affirming care. While other states like Tennessee and Mississippi are banning ‘gender affirming’ treatment for minors, NJ is attempting to follow in the footsteps of California and become a destination for minors/parents looking for gender treatment.
This law could potentially be argued as unconstitutional. The argument could be made that it infringes on the rights of other states to regulate their own laws and enforce their own policies, as well as the rights of individuals and organizations to participate in lawful activities and assist in investigations. Additionally, some may argue that the law violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which establishes that federal law is supreme over state law.
It seems like Senator Zwicker's bill is a misguided attempt to force a radical medical procedures on the children of New Jersey. This bill would force judges to prioritize the gender identity of a child over the wishes of the parents or the best interests of the child. It would also undermine parental rights and potentially harm the mental and physical health of children. Gender-affirming healthcare is a controversial and untested medical practice that can have irreversible consequences, and it should not be forced on children against the parent’s will.
Why did Zwicker write such controversial legislation and who sponsored his run? He collected 2+ MILLION of dollars in donations. WE followed the money, and found that his third largest donor was the the woke NJEA. Also not shocking to see that “New Jersey Association for Justice” financially supported him. However, it WAS surprising to see that he was supported by the CWA District 1 North, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Plumbers & Pipefitters local 9, United food & Commercial Workers International Union/UFCW, New Jersey State Laborers, NJ association of Realtors.
It’s time to start calling out these organizations for giving money to a candidate like Zwicker who puts in bizarre legislation that will harm kids. Are these unions even aware of who they support?
Contact your legislators and the Assembly Health Committee to urge them to dump S-3592 and A-5180 and DO NOT sneak in legislation to mandate gender affirming care for children against the wishes of their parents.
Thank you! Please keep us in the loop on this bill if it moves forward. I will write to legislators.
Just sent him a lovely email...he's my area's Senator so I doubt it will do anything. Also his buddy also my Assemblywomen is on the Health Committee as well...not a good sign. This is going to be one slippery slope.