The only thing disturbing about a bill banning gender reassignment surgeries for children is the fact that parents exist who would even allow their children to experience something so traumatic and permanently life-changing in the first place.

California Governor Gavin Newsom, who is on the verge of being recalled, referred to a bill proposed by Texas’ state legislature that would ban gender transitioning for minors under the age of 18 as “sickening.”

“This is sickening to say the least…” the governor tweeted on Thursday.

Did it occur to Newsom that maybe it’s his progressive stances on issues like this that caused millions of Californians to sign a recall petition?

Probably not, if he sees no issue with continuing to make radical statements like this.

Californians and Americans alike should be sickened by the governor’s deranged opposition to protecting children’s innocence and defending their vulnerability.

Texas Senate Bill 1646 heard in the state legislature on Monday would deem it child abuse for parents to subject their kids to gender reassignment surgery.

Under the legislation, it would be a felony crime for a parent to administer, supply, or consent to administering puberty suppression drugs, cross-sex hormone replacement therapy, or any medical procedures “for the purpose of gender transitioning or gender reassignment” to any minor other than an “intersex child.”

The bill defines intersex as a child that has “inborn chromosomal, gonadal, genital, or endocrine characteristics that are ambiguous or atypical for the sex determined.”

“We don’t let children get tattoos, smoke tobacco, drink alcohol, use a tanning bed, get a concealed handgun license, buy spray paint, or vote,” Sen. Bob Hall, one of the bill’s cosponsors, argued in support of the bill, according to KTSA.

Texas’ recent effort to defend children from abusive virtue-signaling parents comes after Arkansas’ state legislature passed America’s first ban on transgender medical procedures for minors earlier this month. The law also outlaws puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy, and reassignment surgeries for children.

At least a dozen other states, including Florida, are rejecting new norms pushed by progressive politicians like Newsom and considering similar bans on gender reassignment treatment for those under 18.