As a Louisiana mother testified to the House Health and Welfare Committee on Tuesday, she realized her biological daughter was trans due to her liking of green vegetables.
I kid you not.
As discussions on House Bill 463, the “Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act”, take place, it is important to note that no child should be forced to go through such a drastic and irreversible change.
A woman testifying to the Louisiana House of Reps against HB 463, which would ban pediatric gender mutilation, says that she knew her daughter was actually a boy because "her food choices were odd. They were always raw green vegetables." pic.twitter.com/ts7wFpG5W8
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 2, 2023
Chloe Cole, a detransitioner, spoke at the hearing and revealed how she was given puberty blockers, testosterone, and a double mastectomy at the age of 13.
At such a young age, she wasn’t educated on the complex processes unique to her as a woman and yet, she was cleared to make a life-altering decision.
It’s heartbreaking to hear stories of children being pushed into transitioning without knowing the permanent effects it has on them. We must protect our minors from undergoing these risky treatments and surgeries as it can have a lasting impact on their physical, mental and emotional health.
In the past year, 15 states have banned sex changes for minors. This is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to protect our children from the dangerous effects of transition.
It’s important to educate our children on gender identity and the risks associated with transitioning and to ensure that they have a full understanding of the consequences before they make a decision.
As parents and caregivers, it’s important to be aware of our children’s behavior and to look out for signs that they may be considering transition. We should also be mindful of the language we use when discussing transgender issues and ensure that we are not pushing our children towards transition.
Louisiana HB463 PASSES out of committee! A huge step in protecting children! We almost have the whole Bible Belt. Momentum is building in our direction!!!
Here is my testimony today on the bill with @detransaqua.
— Chloe Cole ⭐️ (@ChoooCole) May 2, 2023
Transgender issues are complex and there is a lot of misinformation out there. The left continues to push transitioning children and simply glaze over the harmful long-term complications.
At the end of the day, we should be providing our children with the support, education, and resources they need to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. We should be advocating for their safety and protecting them from the irreversible effects of transitioning.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.