Indiana seems an unsafe place to be a child

Having blocked health care from some children, Indiana is considering opening them all up to a 40-hour work week of hard labor.

The Seventh Court of Appeals lifted a stay on Indiana's ban on gender-affirming healthcare. This allows Indiana to immediately prohibit healthcare providers from caring for anyone under the age of 18-years old in the State. In addition to spitefully denying healthcare to children, the Indiana legislature is also considering a bill allowing kids to drop out of school and work full-time as farm laborers.

State representative Joanna King introduced a bill on 8 January that would change child labour laws in the state to allow children to drop out of school after 8th grade (typically 14 to 15 years old) and work full-time on farms, LGBTQ Nation reported.

The bill would reportedly allow children to begin working 40 hours a week during school hours on both family and corporate farms, despite Human Rights Watch describing agriculture as the "deadliest work sector" for child workers in the US.

The Pink News