Democrat lawmakers in Oregon are working to create a sanctuary state for minors to get abortions or sex changes without parental consent.
The measure, The Reproductive Health and Access to Care Act, would allow “any person without regard to the age” to get abortions or sex change surgeries, including those that will sterilize them, without their parent’s knowledge or permission.
The changes would also deem facial reconstruction surgery and hair removal as “medically necessary” — requiring insurance companies to cover it.
“Someone I know and love, someone you know and love, may need an abortion or gender-affirming care someday,” Democratic House Speaker Dan Rayfield said of the measure, according to a report from the Associated Press. “People should have the right to make their own decisions on their own health care with medical professionals, without fear of harm.”