A Georgia state representative is drafting legislation that would make it a felony for a medical provider to aid a minor in the process of changing genders, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The bill is being written by Republican state Rep. Ginny Ehrhart, a first-term lawmaker who won the seat after her husband held it for the previous 30 years. . .
The goal of the bill would be to prevent children from undergoing permanent physical changes at a young age when they may not be equipped to make such an irreversible decision. . .
Specifically, doctors would not be allowed to perform mastectomies, vasectomies, castration, or other forms of genital mutilation on minors for the purpose of gender transition. The bill would criminalize “the removal of otherwise healthy or non-diseased body parts from minor children,” according to a news release. . .
“These children are suffering from a psychological condition without biologic basis,” said Atlanta-based pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Quentin Van Meter in the release. “Using the bludgeon of threatened suicide as justification is first of all cruel, and secondly, not supported by valid published studies.” (Read more from “Lawmaker Drafting Bill to Make It a Felony for Doctors to Aid a Minor’s Gender Transition” HERE)