The transgender movement has been gaining momentum in recent years, with more and more people saying that their gender identity does not match their biological sex.
While there are certainly people who are transgender and feel comfortable in their own skin, there are also people who are confused and being pushed into transitioning by the left.
This is a dangerous trend, and one that can have irreversible and irreversible consequences.
Katie Lennon, a self-described detransitioner, recently testified before the New Hampshire State House in favor of a bill that would give parents more authority over their children’s education and health.
In her testimony, Lennon said that she identified as transgender for years, and that those around her either immediately affirmed her new identity, either out of full support for it, or just to stay neutral and not cause any issues. She said that the constant affirmation solidified her in her transgender identity and that no one meant to lock her into an identity that would later leave her more broken, ashamed and more confused than before.
Unfortunately, Lennon’s story is not an isolated one. There are countless other children and teens out there who have been pushed into changing their gender without truly understanding the implications.
For instance, the process of transitioning often involves taking hormones, undergoing surgery, and other treatments that are not easily reversible. And the mental health effects of transitioning can last a lifetime.
That’s why it is so important that parents be allowed to have a say in their children’s education and health. The bill that Lennon testified in favor of would give New Hampshire parents the right to know if their children have changed their pronouns or gender identity at school. It would also allow them to take legal action against schools if the institutions refuse to comply.
“I thought that in the end I could become a man but all I became was a mutilated and abused version of myself”
Detransitioner Katie Lennon who transitioned at 18, including hormones, a double mastectomy, and a full hysterectomy at 21 years old, testifies in Concord, NH in favor… pic.twitter.com/IwjW3ZpJOJ
— Chloe Cole ⭐️ (@ChoooCole) April 19, 2023
It’s important to protect vulnerable children and teens from being pushed into something they may not fully understand.
The New Hampshire legislature should pass the Parental Bill of Rights in Education S.B. 272 to protect children from irreversible consequences and give parents the right to be informed and have a say in their children’s education and health.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.