For Immediate Release
SPARTA is aware of the latest developments in Texas where Governor Abbott is directing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate all allegations of transgender care and therapies as child abuse.
SPARTA, in partnership with other organizations devoted to transgender rights and healthcare for all, supports all Families, particularly military Families, who are impacted by this order. Transgender children receive their best outcomes and care when they have free and unfettered access to all healthcare options open to them. Decisions regarding the path of best outcomes for these children should be left to the domain of the patient/parent/physician relationship.
SPARTA further calls for support of organizations in Texas that are challenging this decision.
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