House Bill 1301 would prohibit doctors from providing life-saving gender-affirming care to transgender North Dakotans and allow a person to sue a parent or a doctor for providing gender-affirming care for 30 years after the patient turns 18.
The ACLU of North Dakota opposes House Bill 1301. Like all health care, health care for transgender youth is individualized and based on the needs of each particular person. Medical decisions belong to trans youth, their parents and their doctor – not the government. House Bill 1301 would take away private health care choices around the provision of medical care consistent with prevailing medical and scientific standards.