Commonwealth Policy Center

An ACLU staffer asked me while passing in the Capitol annex if I was happy with a couple of victories that pushed back against the sexual revolution. My response was that I saw a lot of brokenness on both sides of the issues. There was anger and sadness as transgender identified people believed they were being erased. On the other side, I heard compelling testimony of a young woman who had a double mastectomy at 16, and was given strong doses of testosterone so her external appearance would appear male. She testified that she ‘felt completely abandoned by what the medical professionals did to [her]… I will have to live with this the rest of my life.” One thing is clear that children shouldn’t be pawns in ideological wars and that protecting their health should be a priority of the state.