With parents revealing questionable reading material surrounding gender identity and sexual orientation in school libraries, school boards and even activists of the LGBTQ community have moved to protect children and allow them to blossom into the people they want to be. The only problem, according to Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and other Republicans, is that children are now being preyed upon by the medical industry, supporting gender-affirming treatments on minors.
Introducing the Protect Children’s Innocence act, Representative Greene spoke with Steve Bannon on The War Room about the dangers children are facing now. She stated in the video below, “These kids are taking puberty blockers, taking hormone therapy treatment, getting a double mastectomy, even as young as 12 years old getting a hysterectomy, which is sterilization, and even castration.
“This should never happen in the United States of America. As a matter of fact, it should never happen anywhere in the world. But there’s an ideology that is sexualizing children and pushing this among the most innocent kids, the most vulnerable in all of our society, and it has to end. I’ve introduced the Protect Children’s Innocence act, and I’m so proud to have Republican co-sponsors signing on. And there’s more and more coming. And the reason why is because we want to protect kids.”
Using Chloe Cole as an example, the Republican discussed how the young girl thought herself to be a boy at 13 years old and now regrets of how she was taken advantage of. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene detailed, “She started taking testosterone and puberty blockers, and at 15 years old, she had a double mastectomy. She’s now 18 years old, and she regrets all of it. She is one of the leading voices in the de-trans community that is massive. But this community has been largely ignored by the media and especially social media.
“Even worse, she’s attacked for being brave and speaking out. Chloe doesn’t say anything about politics. She doesn’t talk about political parties. She doesn’t identify and put herself or align herself with anyone or anything. The only thing Chloe is saying over and over again is that this should have never happened to her. She regrets it deeply. And she will work continuously as long and as hard as she can to stop this from happening to children.”
On the other side of the argument, the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Lee Savio Beers, claimed that it is “critically important for every child to have access to quality, comprehensive and evidence-based care—transgender and gender-diverse youth are no exception. As pediatricians, we will continue to speak up and advocate for our patients. We also want transgender and gender-diverse youth to know that not only do we care for them, we care about them, we value them, and we will do all we can to ensure they have access to the care they need and deserve.”