Most Americans Don’t Want States Able to Ban Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Kids

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11/25/2023

A progressive poll found most voters don’t believe state legislatures have the right to ban abortion or gender-affirming care. The Data For Progress think tank surveyed more than 1,200 voters nationwide and found most people believe decisions on those personal health decisions should be guided by medical professionals, not elected lawmakers. But the key finding was that 55 percent of voters believe “state lawmakers should not be allowed to implement full bans on abortion and gender-affirming medical care, and place criminal penalties on physicians who provide this care. By comparison, just 34 percent believe those restrictions do fall under the purview of politicians.

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