USA 2020 Elections: Thread

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Thu Jun 30 17:10:42 PDT 2022

Woke Failure... from Destroyed Sports to Bodies and Minds,
Children Being Damaged For Life by the Dumpster of Woke...

"Children Cannot Consent": Teen Who Had Double Mastectomy Regrets
'Gender Journey'

A 17-year-old girl who regrets having both of her breasts removed as a
result of so-called “gender-affirming care” testified before a
California Assembly committee hearing June 28, urging state lawmakers
to reject proposed legislation that would make California a
transgender sanctuary state.

“I was medically transitioned from ages 13 and 16,” Chloe Cole from
the Central Valley told the public safety committee, saying she
suffered irreversible consequences from surgeries and hormone
Chloe Cole speaks at an Assembly committee hearing for Senate Bill 107
in Sacramento on June 28, 2022. (Screenshot)

The committee passed the controversial Senate Bill (SB) 107, which
proponents say would “provide refuge” for trans youth, their parents,
and those who advocate for and provide “gender-affirming health care ”
for minors.

The bill would prohibit law enforcement agencies from arresting or
extraditing parents charged in other states or nations for child abuse
or other crimes related to allowing minor children to receive these
medical treatments.
A California Assembly committee passes Senate Bill 107 in Sacramento
on June 28, 2022. (Screenshot)

Cole said when she was younger, her parents took her to a therapist
who “affirmed my male identity” and “brushed off” concerns about the
efficacy of hormones, puberty blockers, and surgeries.

“My parents were given the threat of suicide as a reason to move me
forward in my transition,” she said.

Cole said at age 15, she told her therapist she wanted to remove her
breasts. She attended a top surgery class with a dozen other girls her
age or younger.

“None of us were going to be men, we were fleeing from the
uncomfortable feeling of becoming women,” Cole said.

She went through with the surgery and her endocrinologist put her on
puberty blockers and injectable testosterone after two or three
appointments, she said.

“Despite having a therapist and attending the top surgery class, I
really didn’t understand all the ramifications of any of the medical
decisions I was making. I was incapable of understanding, and it was
downplayed consistently,” she said. “My parents, on the other hand,
were pressured to continue my so-called ‘gender journey’ with the
suicide threat.

“I will never be able to breastfeed a child. I have blood clots in my
urine. I am unable to fully empty my bladder. I do not yet know if I
am capable of carrying a child to full term. In fact, even the doctors
who put me on puberty blockers and testosterone do not know.”

She urged the committee to reject the trans sanctuary state bill and
put safeguards in place so that “painful” experiences like hers are
not repeated.

“Children cannot consent,” she said.

Erin Friday, an attorney, argued against the bill, claiming it
unconstitutional for California to disrespect the laws of other

She argued SB 107 would not just provide sanctuary for parents fleeing
the law in other states, but would make California a refuge for all
children who want to access transgender medicine and surgery.

“No questions asked. No real mental health assessment, no minimal
diagnosis and no parental consent. So long as the minor child can get
to California, she can order up any type of irreversible treatment,”
she said.
Erin Friday speaks at an Assembly committee meeting in Sacramento on
June 28, 2022. (Screenshot)

Friday, a parent of a teen who once suffered from what’s called Rapid
Onset Gender Dysphoria, but no longer identifies as trans, has
previously testified that SB 107 would be a big mistake that would
only worsen the “largest medical scandal in history,” and spread
transgender ideology, which she described as a “social contagion.”

State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who authored the bill, said
it’s intended to protect families and trans youth and medical
professionals from being prosecuted for child abuse in other states.

Texas, for example, is cracking down on the use of puberty blockers,
cross-sex hormones on minors, and—in some cases—gender surgery on

“These parents, who are doing just trying to do right by their kids
and accepting their kids for who they are and supporting them are
being told ‘you’re a criminal for doing that,’” Wiener said. “It’s
disgusting; it’s despicable, and California should have no part of
State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) speaks at an Assembly
committee hearing for Senate Bill 107 in Sacramento on June 28, 2022.

Martin Campos of Trans Family Support Services said the group is
currently working with out-of-state residents faced with the decision
of whether or not “to uproot their family and livelihood to seek out
refuge in an affirming state such as California” to flee “anti-trans
legislation” at home.

“Parents should not be concerned about facing legal ramifications
while seeking medically necessary gender-affirming services for their
youth. Nor should youth have to endure the trauma that is created by
having their parents face those ramifications,” Campos said. “… All
this bill is seeking to do is allow transgender youth to thrive.”

Ebony Harper, the executive director of California Transcends, shared
a personal story with the committee.

“I identify as the black trans woman,” Harper said. “… I was a trans
youth at 13. I grew up in South Central California and at 13 I was
kicked out of my house, which was the story for most transgender
people from my era, if you were between the particular intersections
of being black and transgender. And I spent many years on the streets,
in jails institutions because it was the Dark Ages. Trans folks were
considered mentally confused people that could not participate in

In the ’90s, a lot of trans people died because they didn’t get the
health cares they needed, but today the transgender community in
California is thriving and prospering, Harper said.

“The 13-year-old me thought I was going to end up dead before I hit
21. And here I am advocating in my 40s and still going strong and
having the fortitude of support with senators like Scott Wiener, the
Lieutenant Governor and other folks in government,” Harper said.

“I think trans transcends politics,” Harper said. “…And so you have
seen that our community recently has been politicized, which is
causing a lot of trauma and pain in our community.”

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