On “The Rubin Report” Tuesday, BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a clip of Erin Friday, the parent of a daughter who was previously “transitioned,” speaking out against S.B. 107, which would make California a sanctuary state for families of children seeking “gender-affirming health care.”
Friday introduced herself as a Democrat who “voted for same-sex marriage” as well as a leading member of Our Duty and Parents of ROGD (Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria) Kids.
“Parents in the state of California have lost custody of their children merely by calling their child by their legal name. S.B. 107 must not pass,” Friday began. “California cannot just wipe away an out-of-state agreement addressing which parent controls the medical health of a child.”
S.B. 107 would give the state “exclusive jurisdictional basis for making an initial child custody determination, and permits a California court to assume temporary emergency jurisdiction in specified circumstances.”
The bill goes on to specify, “A court of this state has temporary emergency jurisdiction if the child is present in this state and the child has been abandoned or it is necessary in an emergency to protect the child because the child, or a sibling or parent of the child, is subjected to, or threatened with, mistreatment or abuse, or because the child has been unable to obtain gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care….”
“Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), a man without children, is pushing gender-affirmative medicine laws for minors,” Friday continued. “You need to be 100% percent confident that sterilizing children is truly lifesaving. The number of kids going to gender clinics is skyrocketing. In the U.K., it is a 5000% uptick for girls … it’s the same here. We parents know it’s a social contagion as we watch clusters of friend groups come out as trans. It’s not organic. If trans medicine prevents suicide, why then as trans medicine gets more prevalent are more girls committing suicide? Why are they suffering from severe depression, engaging in self-harm?”
Friday went on to share a graph from Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, that shows the sharp increase in suicide and self-harm in young Americans matches the trans medicine trajectory. She also shared a quote from Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper, who helped develop practice guidelines for pediatric gender care in the United States: “As far as I know there are no studies that say that if we don’t start these kids immediately on hormones when they say they want them that they are going to commit suicide. So that is misguided.”
“The long-term effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones is largely unknown. What is known is that bone density and brain development is adversely affected,” Friday added.
“Don’t make California a refuge for what will be seen as the largest medical scandal in history. Educate yourself!”
Reporting from The Blaze.