AZ FREE NEWS: State Senator Draws On Nurse Background In Bill Supporting De-Transitioners

by | Feb 13, 2024 | In The News

Arizona State Senator Janae Shamp, leveraging her extensive background in nursing and healthcare, has championed Senate Bill 1511, which is designed to support those who wish to reverse the adverse effects of gender transition procedures.

Drawing inspiration from the story of 19-year-old Chloe Cole, a de-transitioner who faced significant challenges and regrets following her gender transition initiated at a young age, Senator Shamp’s bill mandates that insurers and healthcare providers cover and offer detransition procedures. Elizabeth Troutman from AZ Free News writes:

Cole said in a video with Shamp that she was “butchered by the institutions that we all thought we could trust.”

“The drugs and surgeries changed my body, but did not and could not change the undeniable reality that I am, and forever will be, a female,” Cole said.

This legislative effort reflects Senator Shamp’s deep commitment to medical freedom and informed healthcare decisions. Troutman quotes Shamp in her story:

“My heart goes out to the growing number of people, especially children, like Chloe was, struggling with their identity, who were pushed toward physically altering their bodies as a solution, rather than receiving the mental health care they deserve,” Shamp said.

The state senator worked as an operating room nurse before running for office. She earned a B.S. in molecular biosciences and biotechnology from Arizona State University in 2002 and a B.S. in nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2012.

On Tuesday, February 13th, 2023, SB 1511 passed the Senate Health and Human Services committe. Read the full story here.

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