Sep. 24, 2019

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) issued the following statement regarding her co-sponsor memo seeking support for the Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act, which would prohibit the Department of Corrections from using taxpayer dollars to fund an inmate’s gender-confirmation surgery or the administration of hormone therapy.

“Pennsylvania taxpayers—whether they know it or not—are being forced to shell out no less than $60,000 per year to fund costly sex change procedures for any inmate diagnosed with ‘gender dysphoria.’

“Once fully informed, I have no doubt that the majority of hard-working Pennsylvania taxpayers, who would be protected by my legislation, will also agree that they do not want any taxes taken from their paychecks to cover the expense of gender-reassignment surgery or hormone therapy for prison inmates.”

Representative Stephanie Borowicz
76th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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