"That is really a government overreach."
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed a bill Monday that would have prohibited gender-confirming remedies for transgender youths from the nation.
The action bars physicians from providing gender-affirming wellness care to transgender minors, such as hormones, puberty blockers and transition-related surgeries.
Hutchinson reported he had an problem with the bill which could affect patients that are taking remedies.
"That is really a government overreach," he said in the news conference. "You have started to allow lawmakers interfere with health care and specify a standard for laws overriding health care. The state shouldn't assume to jump to each moral health choice."