On Episode 7, we’re joined by Dr. Chris Burgwald, Director of Adult Discipleship and Evangelization for the Diocese of Sioux Falls to discuss HB 1057, known as the Vulnerable Child Protection Act, a bill filed Tuesday that would prohibit medical providers from prescribing puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones, or conducting mutilating surgeries on a child who has emotional distress surrounding his or her sex.  We discuss the Church’s understanding of the human person as created by God.  For additional reading on this topic, check out a helpful resource compiled by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which includes several statements and teaching documents from Pope Francis over the last several years, or this 2019 document published by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education.