(JustPatriots.com)- A Democratic candidate running for South Carolina’s First Congressional District was accused of covering up her disturbing past support of irreversible sex change surgery by Republican Representative Nancy Mace, according to Fox News. In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Mace said that Democrat Annie Andrews was “ducking” her past support of gender reassignment surgeries when the candidate opposed a bill that would have prohibited these life-altering surgeries for minors.
“My opponent is running and ducking from her public comments in March of 2021. My opponent very publicly, as a pediatrician and as someone who brags about her, quote, political advocacy work, stated not once but twice that she was opposed to a very specific piece of legislation in the state of South Carolina. It’s H. 4047 that would ban a very permanent, irreversible sex change surgery in minor children,” Mace told Fox.
“She called the legislation to ban that kind of surgery dangerous. She called that legislation an attack on our youth. And it wasn’t until we called her out on it that she decided that she’s now not for something that she was very publicly in support of just last year. And so it’s really hard to play hide and seek from your public comments, because once you tweet it, it’s on their public record forever. And that’s how we discovered it,” she added.
#H4047 would criminalize providers of evidence-based gender affirming care.
This is a dangerous bill and it is popping up all over the country.
— Dr. Annie Andrews (@AnnieAndrewsMD) March 16, 2021
The state House bill Mace called out Andrews for opposing, H. 4047, called the SC Minor Child Compassion and Protection Act, would “prohibit the performance of a medical procedure or the prescription or issuance of medication, upon or to a minor, that is intended to alter the appearance of the minor’s gender or delay puberty, with exceptions; to create criminal penalties; and for other purposes.”
Mace continued to say that she does not know how Andrews, who is a pediatrician, could be against a bill that bans castration.”
The bill would have included a ban on double mastectomies on girls, for example,” she said. “And I don’t know how you can operate as a pediatrician and then come out and publicly support those things. Those things are just—I just don’t understand it. It’s part of what’s going on with the extremism of the left.”
Andrews defended her stance by saying that Mace’s comments that “gender-affirming therapy” was “child abuse” were “bigoted.” Andrews went on to say that she does not support these surgeries for anyone under the age of 18.
Annie Andrews supports "gender affirming therapy" and surgery on young kids. That's child abuse! pic.twitter.com/On2oOkAkem
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) September 26, 2022