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Earlier this year, when a bill denying minors access to gender-affirming care, including puberty blockers and hormone therapy, was filed by several Senate Republicans in the Texas Legislature, a Houston mother of two began preparing for the worst. “We started having to make a ‘what-if’ plan,” she said. “What if this actually does pass?” Hannah—which is not her real name, as she requested anonymity to protect her family from those who might harass it—has a thirteen-year-old daughter who is transgender and receives gender-affirming care. This spring, Senate Bill 14 passed both chambers. In June, Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill into law. The law doesn’t take effect until September, but the medical support that Hannah’s daughter was receiving in Houston was interrupted days before the bill…
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