Marjorie Taylor Greene is known for her outspoken demeanor, and her critics believe she is extreme in the way she handles her Congressional duties. However, Greene is much like the 45th president – she is a fighter, and she won’t back down when she believes she is right. Some disagree with measures that Greene introduces. She’s introduced articles of impeachment for President Biden, and she introduced another set of articles of impeachment for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in light of the raid on Mar-a-Lago.
However, Greene has now introduced a piece of legislation that she believes protects children from abuse.
Social media users have been chatting about a video that was posted on the controversial Libs of TikTok site. The video discusses “gender-affirming” procedures carried out on children under the age of eighteen. The hospital at the center of the discussion is Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as children’s hospitals in Oregon and Ohio.
Libs of TikTok’s Facebook was banned last week, but briefly revived the account. So far, the user is still on Twitter. The site’s owner has been doxed, and some have threatened her for posting the videos she does.
Claims by the Libs of TikTok account holder include physicians across the United States providing puberty blockers for children, some as young as ten. The controversial video that was posted regarding Boston Children’s Hospital claimed that doctors there are performing mastectomies on children as young as fifteen as well as hysterectomies. The video which Libs of TikTok posted shows an interview with Dr. Frances Grimstad speaking about “gender affirming hysterectomies.”
According to the New York Post, Boston Children’s Hospital is one that hails itself as “the national’s first pediatric hospital that established an adolescent transgender health program.”
Staff at Boston Children’s Hospital says they have received threats, which lead to the Facebook ban. The staff claims that the video posted is a part of a misinformation campaign, and the hospital points to information on its website saying that it does not perform any transitional surgeries on those under eighteen.
It’s important to note that “gender-affirming care” is a term that many Americans are hearing more and more of lately. For some, this means puberty blockers, which were originally intended for younger children with hormonal issues that caused, for instance, very young girls to begin menstruating. Puberty blockers are intended to be given for a short period of time, and the accepted idea is that the body will then begin developing as it should once the puberty blockers are discontinued.
There are those who say that the puberty blockers are a form of chemical castration, and that the effects never completely wear off.
One of the most popular puberty blockers is Lupron. The active ingredient for Lupron is Leuprolide Acetate, which is used, according to WebMD and Medical News Today, to treat advanced prostate cancer. This means that using Lupron as a puberty blocker is prescribing the medication “off-label.” Leuprolide Acetate is also the same “gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist.” That one might read about when researching what medications are provided as a part of gender-affirming care.
While it is still unknown what lingering side effects might result from years of using Lupron, the effect of physical surgery is evident and irreversible.
Marjorie Taylor Greene says this is a form of child abuse and mutilation of children who, according to scientific studies, haven’t developed fully the decision-making portion of the brain.
On Friday, MTG introduced a piece of legislation that would make it a Class D felony to “provide gender-affirming medical care including puberty blockers and hormones to transgender youth under eighteen.”
The bill would also criminalizes over fourteen other procedures used as a part of gender-affirming care, including certain surgeries. Punishment for the offense would be up to 25 years in prison.
At present, there are fourteen Republicans who have signed on to co-sponsor the bill with Greene.