Georgia Republican State Representative Ginny Ehrhart introduced a bill in the Georgia House of Representatives last week that would ban health care professionals from performing transgender surgeries on children.
The bill specifies criminal penalties for medical professionals who perform surgeries such as mastectomies, vaginoplasties, castration, penectomies, etc. "for the purpose of attempting to affirm the minor's perception of such minor's sex, if that perception is inconsistent with such minor's sex."
The bill would also ban the administering of medications, such as puberty blockers or hormones, to children for the same purpose.
"This form of child abuse is becoming a serious problem in Georgia and is evolving into a national crisis. We are talking about children who have not reached the legal age of consent yet are being subjected to life-altering, irreversible surgeries and drug treatments that render them sterile and permanently disfigured. The psychological damage this does to innocent children must come to an end. This legislation makes such abusive actions criminal."