At a Sunday CNN town hall, Republican candidate Nikki Haley addressed the issue of transgendered girls in women’s locker rooms, suggesting that these policies were driving up suicide rates among young girls.
On Monday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was confronted about these assertions, maintaining a steady stance on President Biden’s continued condemnation of state laws which target the LGBTQI+ community.
Jean-Pierre spoke mostly on President Biden’s stance, mentioning his celebration of Pride Month and his support of the transgender community in the face of the “600 bills—many of those are targeted at transgender youth”, that have been circulating across the nation. The White House press secretary refused to comment directly on the issue of suicide rates.
However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 teenage girls seriously contemplated suicide in 2021 and 3 in 5 “felt persistently sad or hopeless”, although data were not provided which would support any correlation between the two.
In the halls of the White House, opposition to such contentious policies continues to make noise, with quick shots taken at various Republican strategies.
However in the high school hallways, where it matters the most, all gender lockers are becoming increasingly prevalent, forcing girls and boys alike to come to terms with the new normal of potentially sharing common areas. Whether or not this affects suicide rates is a matter of debate.
GIt’s not just girls, though teen girls are outranking others. Biden’s woke agenda is obviously hurting the LBG kids. Findings by race and ethnicity also show high and worsening levels of persistent sadness or hopelessness across all racial and ethnic groups; and that reported suicide attempts increased among Black youth and White youth—Proof that CRT is corrosive.
“Young people are experiencing a level of distress that calls on us to act with urgency and compassion,” said CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health Director Kathleen Ethier, Ph.D.