GA lawmaker sets up debate on transgender ideology

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

surgical instruments 1State lawmakers in Georgia will soon be debating a hot-button issue: Allowing young children to take life-altering drugs to transition from male to female.

State Rep. Ginny Ehrhart is expected to introduce legislation making it a felony in the state for doctors to perform gender transition surgery on minors or to prescribe puberty-blocking drugs.

Ehrhart, a Republican representing the 36th District, has said her proposal does not affect doctors working with adults undergoing gender transition.

"We’re talking about children that can’t get a tattoo, or smoke a cigar or a cigarette in the state of Georgia," Ehrhart told the media, "but can be castrated and get sterilized."

Cole Muzio of the Family Policy Alliance of Georgia says children with a psychological condition need care and understanding, and it causes pain for both children and adults who suffer with gender confusion.

“We need to be sensitive of that,” he says. “But it is a psychological condition and you don't treat psychological conditions with surgery.”

A divorced couple’s legal fight in Texas over their 8-year-old boy made headlines in 2019, since the mother of James Younger claimed he was transgender and dressed him in girl’s clothing. But the boy’s father said that wasn’t true and sued to win the legal right to make medical decisions for his son. A family court judge eventually ruled the parents can make joint decisions. 

Rep. Ehrhart’s proposal would put legal restraints on medical personnel and would keep parents from getting the hormones, drugs and surgery for their children.

Anyone else such as school counselors, who try to facilitate the gender change for a child, would be prohibited from doing so.

"This is mutilation," Muzio says of the surgery, "and it's barbarism to do this to kids."

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What are your greatest concerns about restrictions being placed on in-person worship services?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty to lying in Russia probe
9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines
3 Mississippi police officers facing murder charges
Trump denounces Biden call for mask mandate
Federal judge upholds New York's COVID quarantine
US retail sales rise for 3rd month

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Using face masks is still a good idea -- mandating them isn't
America's race reality: Inhuman, insane, incoherent
Tennessee department of education orders Orwellian 'wellbeing' checks for kids from birth to age 18
Fairfax County, Virginia public schools tell parents not to hire tutors because it is 'unfair' to kids whose parents can’t afford them
Yale discriminated by race in undergraduate admissions, Justice Department says

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Ministry has sad but necessary job: Protect children from adults

children praying in churchChild sexual abuse scandals have rocked the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, and far too many Protestant churches, which is why a ministry is working to protect children from becoming the next victim.