Legislation to Protect Children from Sex Change Gains Momentum in Georgia
On January 8th, U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (R GA-10), Cobb County’s GA State Rep. Ginny Ehrhart (R HD 36), and Cobb’s GA State Sen. Bruce Thompson (R SD 14) joined with a panel of doctors and child and parental rights activists to host a webinar about the “Vulnerable Child Protection Act,” a bill to be introduced in the 2021 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. If successful, this bill would provide protection for children who are gender confused by making it a felony for a doctor to prescribe sex-altering drugs or perform sex change surgery on a minor.
State Rep. Ehrhart represents West Cobb County’s House District 36, which is still one of the reliably “red” areas remaining in Cobb. As the bill’s sponsor in the State House, she said this legislation “would place critical parameters for the medical community to protect our children.” She reported that a poll showed 92% of Georgians support protection of this kind. “There are harmful, dangerous, unproven, irreversible effects of sex change drugs and procedures,” she warned. (The GRA has not yet scored Ginny Ehrhart as a state legislator.)
Sen. Bruce Thompson, who represents a small slice of northeast Cobb County, is the bill’s sponsor in the State Senate. He expressed, “I was appalled to learn that was legal in our state. If you are under 18 in Georgia, you can’t drink, you can’t smoke… because we understand that there is a maturity that comes with age.”(Senator Bruce Thompson, by the way, has a 59% voting-record score from the GRA with a “C” rating.) Read More