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Detransitioned Teen Testifies in California Assembly Committee

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A 17-year-old girl, who regrets being medically transitioned to a boy from the ages of 13-16, testified before a California Assembly Committee yesterday, urging lawmakers to reject proposed Transgender Sanctuary State Legislation.

Chloe Cole, from Central Valley, California, who had both of her breasts removed when she was just 15 years old after attending a surgery class with a group of other girls, now wants to prevent children from going through the same horrors.

According to an article in the Epoch Times, the Assembly Committee hearing was to discuss Senate Bill (SB) 107, which they passed.  The bill would effectively make California a sanctuary state for trans youth (and their families) from around the nation since it “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.”

Proponents of the bill claim it would “provide refuge”, not just for the youth and their families, but also for “those who advocate for and provide “gender-affirming health care ” for minors.

The article states that the bill would “…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.”

When Chloe was 13, her parents took her to a therapist who “affirmed my male identity” and was not concerned about the ramifications of the litany of hormones, puberty blockers, and surgeries that the young girl would be subject to.  The therapist sold the idea of transitioning to Chloe’s parents by “the threat of suicide“.

When Chloe was 15 and told her therapist she wanted her breasts removed, the therapist sent her to a surgery class with other girls.  The surgery and meds quickly followed.

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“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.

Chloe’s life is now filled with uncertainties and other medical issues:

“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.”

The most sagacious statement made by Chloe at the hearing, however, was the simple statement, “Children cannot consent“.

Senate Bill 107 was authored by State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco).  the same Senator Wiener that authored SB-145 which is now a California law that prevents any man, 24 years or younger, that rapes a minor boy (14 or older) from automatically being placed on the sex offenders registry, if convicted.

The Times article quotes Senator Wiener’s defense of the Bill:

“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 that.”

Senator Wiener, and all of the California legislature should pay more attention to Chloe, a minor with first-hand knowledge of the horrors California is throwing out to children across the nation–“Children cannot consent“.

Perhaps Senator Wiener should listen to his colleague and fellow whack-a-doo over in the Assembly. Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles), who authored  AB-89, which was signed into law on September 20, 2021; the law requires that all new Peace Officers in California must have a bachelor’s Degree (Ethnic Studies recommended).

And why, pray tell, would California do that?  The best answer comes from the text of the law, which appears right at the top and provides  justification for the law:

(b) The Legislature has repeatedly relied on neurological research with respect to criminal sentencing law reflecting a growing understanding that cognitive brain development continues well beyond age 18 and into early adulthood. Scientific evidence on young adult development and neuroscience shows that certain areas of the brain, particularly those affecting judgment and decisionmaking, do not develop until the early to mid-20s.

Got that?  Young adults cannot make good decisions and have bad judgment until their mid-20’s but for some reason, a child, of any age, can make the life-altering decision to change their genders.