Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Vance will introduce legislation Tuesday that would ban sex change surgeries for minors.
The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the bill, which was originally introduced by Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in the House of Representatives. The legislation titled the “Protect Children’s Innocence Act” would charge any person who knowingly provided sex change surgeries, cross-sex hormones or puberty blockers to a minor with a Class C Felony, which could lead to a prison sentence of 10 to 25 years or a maximum fine of $250,000.
The legislation also prohibits all taxpayer-funded sex change treatments, prohibits institutions of higher education from providing instruction on sex change treatments and more.
“Under no circumstances should doctors be allowed to perform these gruesome, irreversible operations on underage children. With this legislation, we have an opportunity to save countless young Americans from a lifetime of suffering and regret. I want to thank Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for leading on this issue, and I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to protect children from these life-altering procedures,” Vance told the Caller before introducing the bill.
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The Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC) sent a letter in 2022 to every Republican in the House of Representatives, calling on them to cosponsor the bill. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: CPAC Pressuring Every GOP Office To Support Bill Banning Gender Surgeries On Minors)
The letter, which was first obtained by the Daily Caller, was sent to every House Republican Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director and urged them to back the “Protect Children’s Innocence Act.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Largest GOP House Caucus Backs MTG’s Bill To Criminalize Child Sex-Change Operations And Puberty Blockers)
Greene has previously suggested that any Republican lawmaker who opposes the bill should expect backlash from the party’s base.
“I don’t know how a Republican member of Congress would not support it. That’s shocking to me and I think they’ll be hearing from people in their districts all over the country. I can tell you right now there’s a lot of people staying on top of this … [T]hey’re going to be pushing this in every district. This is a no-brainer for Republicans,” Greene said.