TX state rep readies bill to protect children

Monday, November 18, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

DNA strandSeveral states are considering legislation to deal with the medical treatment of transgender children.

The proposed legislation was prompted by a custody battle in Texas, where a mother had planned eventual hormone injections for her 7-year-old son in her quest to turn him into a girl.

Texas state Rep. Matt Krause tells OneNewsNow he plans to introduce a bill in the next session of the legislature to address the issue, especially since some children regret the supposed transition to the opposite sex.

“And so there's so much uncertainty, especially at a young age, that we shouldn't be encouraging life-altering, life-changing decisions at this age,” he says. “Because if they grow up later to regret that, or wish they hadn't, then the damage has already been done.”

Krause is not sure what form his bill will take because he is still gathering information and public input.

Lawmakers in Georgia and Kentucky are also considering legislation to deal with what some people consider to be child abuse.

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