I am a pediatrician in Louisiana and a constitutional conservative, and I am appalled by the Governor of Arkansas’s decision to veto the bill regarding protection of children suffering from so-called gender dysphoria. In seeking the counsel of medical experts, the Governor may not realize he is under the influence of “woke” culture which is pervasive throughout the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Just as in climate science, liberals abound in pediatrics (and ALL fields of) medicine and are, in fact, part of the elite academic class which essentially controls our institutions of higher learning. I have disagreed with many policies put forth by the AAP over the years, but I have decided to terminate my membership in this now left-wing, liberal garbage heap over this issue. I am glad the legislature over-rode his veto.