The second Republican Party primary debate reportedly took place on Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Pharmaceutical CEO Vivek Ramaswamy argued that transgenderism in adolescents was a mental health issue and that it was inhumane to force that philosophy upon children.
Dana Perino, the co-host, questioned Ramaswamy on whether he would sign a measure protecting parental rights so that schools could not withhold information about a child’s identify from parents.
“I have to be very clear about this, transgenderism, especially in kids, is a mental health disorder. We have to acknowledge the truth of that for what it is.” Ramaswamy said.
“Parents have the right to know. And you know what the hypocrisy of this is, even New Hampshire failed to actually get passed a piece of legislation here. The very people who say that this increases the risk of suicide are also the ones saying that parents don’t have the right to know about that increased risk of suicide. And I’m sorry, it is not compassionate, to affirm a kid’s confusion. That is not compassion. That is cruelty. I met two young women, Chloe and Katie, early in this campaign, who are in their 20s, now regret getting double mastectomies and a hysterectomy. One of them will never have children. And the fact that we allowed that to happen in this country is barbaric. So I will ban genital mutilation or chemical castration under the age of 18.” he continued.