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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
Senator Janice Bowling (R-District 16-Tullahoma) has reintroduced legislation for the 113th General Assembly that aims to put an end to child mutilations in Tennessee.
The legislation was killed by RINOs in the 112th General Assembly, prior to Matt Walsh’s investigation of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Transgender Clinic performing radical surgeries of minors.
First filed for introduction in February of 2022, the legislation, then known as SB2696 and HB2835, had the following caption:
a) …it is unlawful for an individual to engage in the following practices upon a minor…
(1) Surgery that sterilizes the minor, including castration, vasectomy, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, metoidioplasty, orchiectomy, penectomy, phalloplasty, and vaginoplasty;
(2) A mastectomy;
(3) Administering or supplying the following medications that induce transient or permanent infertility:
(A) Puberty-blocking medication to stop or delay normal puberty;
(B) Supraphysiologic doses of testosterone or other androgens to members of the female sex; or
(C) Supraphysiologic doses of estrogen or synthetic compounds with estrogenic activity to members of the male sex; or
(4) Removing an otherwise healthy or non-diseased body part or tissue.
(b) A medical professional who engages in a practice identified in subsection (a), or causes the practice to be performed, commits unprofessional conduct and is subject to revocation of licensure and other appropriate discipline by the medical professional’s licensing authority…
After several deferrals in the Senate and House Committees and Subcommittees, the House bill sponsor, Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge- District 33) took the bill off notice after being informed the legislation was “dead in the Senate.”
In addition to the prohibitions listed above, Bowling’s bill offers protections for Counseling, Parental Rights, and Whistleblowers.
Bowling’s bill, which was reintroduced on November 15th, does not yet have a bill sponsor in the House, but it is expected Representative Ragan will once again lead the charge in that chamber.
Johnson’s bill is sponsored by William Lamberth (Portland – District 44) in the House as HB0001.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com