Cole gave her testimony in front of the White House, accompanied by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). Her speech served to support Greene's bill – the Protect Children's Innocence Act – that sought to prohibit any gender-affirming care for minors.
"My story is a cautionary tale," said the former FTM. "Over the past decade, there has been as high as a 4,000-percent increase in children being referred to so-called gender clinics across the nation. I was one of those children."
According to Cole, "Americans deserve to know the truth about this radical and perverse ideology marketed as necessary and life-saving healthcare." She then recounted her story, which began when she told her parents that she was a boy at 12 years old.
A year later, Cole was put on puberty blockers and received testosterone injections. Shen then underwent a double mastectomy – "the kind that breast cancer patients get" – at 15. But it was not until Cole turned 16 that she understood that her gender-affirming medical procedures were a lie.
"It almost killed me, as it has killed many who regret transition," she said. (Related: Former trans teens express REGRET over gender reassignment procedures.)
"I realized the beauty of motherhood was stolen from me by medical professionals who my family entrusted me to. A child does not, in fact, know who they are at 12 years old. I realized that I wanted to be what I always was, and forever will be: a woman."
Upon realizing her mistake, Cole then faced two big challenges: weaning herself off the drugs she had been taking, and breaking the news to her friends and family.
"My parents were shocked and felt like they had failed me on every level imaginable. My friends all turned against me," she revealed. "I was a joke … [and] a fraud. I was many years behind in development, incapable of feeding my future children and, worst of all, completely alone."
Cole also set her sights on the healthcare professionals "who got [her] into this mess, pointing out that they did nothing to help her when she regretted her decision to transition. In contrast, these same medical professionals also pressured her parents by asking: "Would you rather have a dead daughter or a living son?"
"Given these options, what loving parent wouldn't choose to transition their child? Scared for my life, my parents were prepared to sign anything the doctors asked."
Aside from this, Cole also expounded on the LGBT agenda's prevalence on social media – a factor that greatly influenced her gender dysphoria.
"I saw the unbelievable amounts of praise and attention that [transitioners] got online and, subconsciously, I yearned to have a piece of it. With every milestone of my medical transition, I was given more and more attention and celebration. It was the ultimate high."
Cole concluded: "There is no second chance at childhood. No child deserves to suffer under the knife of a 'gender-affirming' surgeon. 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 benign social oddity to a doctrine that has invaded nearly every academic, medical, and educational institution seemingly overnight. How did we get to this point?"
Watch this short clip about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Protect Children's Innocence Act.
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