Former Transgender child speaks at press conference for MTG's 'Protect Children's Innocence Act'

The Georgia congresswoman's bill would make transitioning children a felony and would prohibit the use of federal funds for gender affirming care. 

Updated: September 20, 2022 - 5:28pm

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GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene held a press conference today regarding her "Protect Children's Innocence Act," where a former transgender child came to speak in support.

The Georgia congresswoman's bill would make transitioning children a felony and would prohibit the use of federal funds for gender affirming care. 

Eighteen-year-old Chloe Cole, who describes herself as a former transgender child, spoke at Rep. Greene's press conference where she said she began her transition from a girl to a boy at age 12 and stopped at age 16.

"My story is a cautionary tale," Cole said at the press conference. "Children and parents across the country have been caught off guard by gender ideology. Discussions about transgenderism and gender identity went from being a relatively social oddity to a doctrine that has invaded nearly every academic, medical and educational institution." 

Cole said that she was put on puberty blocking medication at 13 years old and only a year later was given her first testosterone injection. 

"The gender clinic presented my parents with a classic false dichotomy regarding children with gender dysphoria," Cole explained. "Would you rather have a dead daughter or a living son?"

Cole stated that what happened to her regarding her transition was not informed consent, but a fear tactic that the gender clinic used on her parents. 

"Scared for my life, my parents were prepared to sign anything the doctors asked," Cole continued. "This was not informed consent. It was a decision forced under extreme stress."

When she was 15, Cole explained that she got a double mastectomy, which is what breast cancer patients get. Rep. Greene said that this kind of thing should not be happening to children in the United States or anywhere in the world. 

"There's an ideology that is sexualizing children and pushing this among the most innocent kids the most vulnerable in our society," Rep. Greene said. "It has to end."