While claiming to be a champion of women’s rights by aborting unborn babies, sterilizing wombs and pushing contraceptives to teenage girls, the Alaska chapter of Planned Parenthood is actively undercutting an effort to protect women’s sports from gender-confused biological males who demand to compete against girls in athletics.
Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in Alaska and across the United States, is taking a leading role to undermine a bill in the Alaska Legislature which would bar biological males from competing in girls’ school sports.
In a March 2 email to supporters Alaska’s Planned Parenthood branch urged activists to write letters to lawmakers and speak out against Senate Bill 140. Sponsored by State Sen. Shelley Hughes, the bill has a public hearing on March 12. It would require athletes to compete in accordance with their biological sex.
So far, those testifying against the bill are outpacing supportive testimony. Details about how to email lawmakers and participate in public testimony are included below this article.
The bill aims to safeguard the integrity of girls’ sports at a time when gender-confused males are increasingly shattering women’s athletic records and dominating the competition in states across the country.
Additionally, studies have repeatedly demonstrated that males who identify as transgender far outperform women in athletic events. A new study in Sports Medicine showed that even transgender hormone drugs have a very minimal impact on the physical advantages of strength, speed and endurance that biological males enjoy.
Senate Bill 140 clarifies that “sex” means “biological sex” and requires all Alaska schools to designate each of its athletic teams or sports as either being for males, females or coeducational. Students who participate in an athletic team or sport designated for females must be female based on their biological sex, the bill states.
Planned Parenthood’s talking points fail to acknowledge any of the recent occurrences in which biological males dominated women’s sports.
Planned Parenthood gives no credence to those concerned about the integrity of women’s athletics, and instead claims that actions to protect women’s sports are merely efforts to stigmatize transgender athletes and undermine their overall physical and mental health.
In a flyer coaching activists on how to oppose the bill, Planned Parenthood says efforts to exclude transgender biological males from women’s sports will negatively impact their emotional and mental health, and result in low self-esteem, and that SB 140 is part of a larger, “coordinated attack” to “erase and exclude trans people from sports, school communities, and all aspects of public life.”
Furthermore, Planned Parenthood makes the claim that defining sex as “male” and “female” is a “narrow and unscientific definition of ‘sex’ that invalidates gender identity.”
Planned Parenthood’s talking points fail to acknowledge any of the recent occurrences in which biological males dominated women’s sports. Instead, they claim there is “no data to support fairness concerns when trans athletes participate.”
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“To oppose SB 140, we are seeking all kinds of stories that show how important queer people are to our state – stories of queer joy, of queer athletics, and of queer justice,” the email from Alaska Planned Parenthood spokesperson Morgan Lim says. Lim further states claims that SB 140 will “profoundly violate all student’s privacy” because educators and coaches would need to identify athletes according to their biological sex.
In practice, however, schools in Alaska and around the nation have a long history of holding all-men and all-women athletic competitions.
— Senate Bill 140 will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on March 12 at 10 a.m.
— To testify over the phone, call one of the following numbers: Anchorage (907) 563-9085, Juneau (907) 586-9085, statewide (844) 586-9085.
— Email all members of the Senate Education Committee at Senate.Education@akleg.gov.
— Click here to contact individual members of the Senate Education Committee.