California is moving ahead with a bill that would offer gender-transition medical treatment not just to in-state children, but also to kids across America.

If passed, California’s “Trans Refuge Bill” would allow young people from other states to visit California to receive sex hormones, puberty blockers, and sex-reassignment surgeries.

“What’s happened is that there are a number of states that have recognized that these medical interventions are incredibly harmful,” says Erin Brewer, the co-founder of Advocates Protecting Children. But California has decided to “open its doors to people who want to access these medical interventions, even though their states have found them to be incredibly dangerous and worth blocking,” she added.

Brewer is no stranger to the complexities of gender dysphoria, having herself once thought she was a boy as a child after surviving sexual assault. Today, Brewer says she is thankful she did not take medication or have surgeries to alter her body, and hopes more can be done to provide young people struggling with gender dysphoria counseling and other help they need.

Brewer joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss California’s transgender children bill, and share her own story of struggling with gender dysphoria.

Also on today’s show, we also cover these stories:

  • President Joe Biden refuses to confirm whether he would discuss the killing with of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman when they meet Friday.
  • Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts files an ethics complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics accusing Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., of “knowingly and intentionally defaming” Heritage legal expert Amy Swearer.
  • Twitter suspends the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us from its platform for the group’s posts encouraging the harassment of Supreme Court justices.

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