EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Banks, Sen. Cotton Introduce Bill To Give Minors Harmed by Gender-Transition Procedures Legal Recourse

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Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks introduced legislation Wednesday that would provide legal recourse to minors harmed by gender-transition procedures. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton will then introduce a Senate companion.

The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, which is titled the Protecting Minors from Medical Malpractice Act. The bill would do a number of things such as, create a private right of action allowing people who had gender-transition procedures performed on them as minors to sue the medical practitioner who performed the procedure. It would also clarify that federal law cannot be construed to force medical practitioners to offer such procedures.

The bill also calls to prohibit federal health funds from going to states that force medical practitioners to perform gender-transition procedures. (RELATED: Detransitioner Suing Doctors, Major Hospital Over Her Childhood Gender Transition)

Banks mentioned Chloe Cole, a young woman who previously identified as transgender. She is suing the medical professionals and hospital that administered sex change procedures to her as a minor.

“Performing irreversible surgery on a child too young to drive a car or get a tattoo is wrong. The quacks who enable this inexcusable practice must be held accountable. Our bill would ensure justice for women like Chloe Cole, who is currently suing her former so-called medical professionals for subjecting her to irreversible and damaging gender transition surgery at a young age,” Banks told the Caller before introducing the bill. (RELATED: Viewers Praise Newest Daily Caller Documentary ‘Damaged’)


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“Gender-transition procedures aren’t safe or appropriate for children. Unfortunately, radical doctors in the United States perform dangerous, experimental, and even sterilizing gender-transition procedures on young kids, who cannot even provide informed consent. Our bill allows children who grow up to regret these procedures to sue for damages. Any doctor who performs these irresponsible procedures on kids should pay,” Cotton told the Caller. (RELATED: Should Transgender Women Be Allowed To Play Women’s Sports?)

Cotton will introduce the legislation in the Senate on Thursday, the Caller is told.