The Texas Supreme Court has sided with sanity by upholding a new law that bans radical and dangerous sex change medical procedures on small children.

In an eight to one ruling, the law passed last year by the state legislature has been approved to stay in place.

The law prevents medical providers from visiting these destructive procedures on kids. This is a great thing. After all, how can we make policy that says children can’t be responsible for crimes — even murder — or vote, or enter into contracts… and yet, they are mature enough to make radical alterations to their bodies that permanently alter their health? What sense does that even make?

Anyway, the Texas high court agrees that transgendering kids is all bad.

“The legislature made a permissible, rational policy choice to limit the types of available medical procedures for children, particularly in light of the relative nascency of both gender dysphoria and its various modes of treatment and the legislature’s express constitutional authority to regulate the practice of medicine,” Texas Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Huddle wrote.

“We therefore conclude the statute does not unconstitutionally deprive parents of their rights or physicians or health,” she continued.

Justice Debra Lehrmann, the only judge who opposed the ruling, wrote in her dissent that the law was “cruel” and “unconstitutional” and went against past efforts by the court to create a “a robust conceptualization of parental autonomy.”

“This particular parental right — to make potentially lifesaving medical decisions for one’s children — certainly does not fall within the same category as tattooing, tobacco use or even child labor,” she wrote.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton celebrated the ruling, saying in a statement that the court had succeeded in “protecting children from dangerous gender confusion procedures by prohibiting puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and mutilative surgeries on minors.”

“We will always defend children in Texas from these irreversible procedures,” he added.

Great work, Texas.

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