"It will ban these medical and surgical interventions for children under the age of 18," she details. "This bill also bans boys or men in girls' or women's sports."
Harvey says it is a commonsense measure that overrides the mistake and disinformation that the regressive Left, including within the medical community, has embraced, and she calls the idea that a person can change genders "total nonsense."
"It is an ungodly and very damaging presumption," she adds. "We will look back on this period of time in the future like we looked back on lobotomies and realize how much damage we did to vulnerable young lives."
The lobotomy was developed to treat severe mental health conditions and address the problem of overcrowding in psychiatric institutions during the 1930s, but the procedure did not correct mental health conditions; it turned patients into human vegetables.
Now, instead of "affirming" young patients' gender confusion with hormones and/or surgeries, the workable protocol in Ohio will be to provide psychological counseling while the minors outgrow their confusion naturally, as the vast majority of transgender-inclined young people do.
"This is mythology," Harvey says of so-called "gender-affirming care." "There's no science to back this up, and it is greatly damaging to developing young bodies."
All the bill lacks is the signature of Governor Mike DeWine (R), whose spokesperson, Dan Tierney, last week said the governor's office would not comment on the legislation until it has thoroughly reviewed it. Though DeWine has not said whether he will sign it, he has previously expressed doubts about the sports restrictions, saying such decisions were best made by individual sports organizations.