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Monday, July 15, 2024

Injured High School Athlete: ‘Allowing Biological Males to Compete against Biological Females Is Dangerous’

'I may be the first to come before you with an injury, but if this doesn’t pass, I won’t be the last... '

(Robert Jonathan, Headline USA) A high school athlete severely injured on the volleyball court is calling upon North Carolina legislators to pass the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

In testimony before N.C. lawmakers and a subsequent press conference, Payton McNabb recalled how she suffered a concussion and neck trauma after being ball-spiked in the face “by a transgender athlete on the opposing team.”

With the lingering and serious adverse effects of these injuries that she detailed, McNabb said she had to give up volleyball but currently plays on the Hiwassee Dam High School softball team.

She recognized, though, that her ability to compete in that sport is hampered by the injuries.

The senior from Murphy, N.C., also indicated that she is dealing with learning challenges as a result of the ball-spiking incident that occurred back in September 1, 2022.

“Due to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association policy allowing biological males to compete against biological females, my life has forever been changed,” McNabb declared, in part.

“Allowing biological males to compete against biological females is dangerous. I may be the first to come before you with an injury, but if this doesn’t pass, I won’t be the last,” she warned.

Acknowledging that her own high school experience is coming to an end, McNabb noted that “I’m here for every biological female athlete behind me. My little sister, my cousins, my teammates.”

McNabb was joined at the event by champion college swimmer turned activist Riley Gaines, who has acquired a national profile in the ongoing debate, even at times putting her personal safety at risk.

“I was honored to stand alongside [McNabb] in N.C. to continue the fight to protect women’s sports,” Gaines wrote on Twitter, along with sharing a video clip of what purports to be the spiking incident.

The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act has already received approval by the N.C. House.

If the bill passes in the state senate, it is likely to be vetoed by Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper.

One N.C. politician implied that McNabb’s injury was just a one-off.

“Democratic Rep. Vernetta Alston blasted the GOP for amplifying a few isolated incidents to blow the problem out of proportion, saying injuries happen all the time in sports regardless of who’s participating,” the New York Post reported. “‘It is a pretext for bigotry and part of a larger effort to ban transgender people from living their lives,’ Alston said during floor debate, warning that the bill would further exclude a small and already vulnerable population.”

“The bill would expressly prohibit individuals from competing on sport’s teams that do not match the sex they were assigned at birth,” ABC Asheville, N.C., affiliate WLOS explained.

GOP State Rep. Kristin Baker, the primary sponsor, insisted that “This bill is a bill to be inclusive, not to be exclusive. This bill is to allow fair and particularly safe, physically safe, competition.”

On Wednesday, the bill passed in the lower chamber by a vote of 73-39, which included the aye votes of three Democrats.

Time will tell as to what happens in the N.C. senate, which is considering a separate, related bill, but Republicans have a veto-proof majority in both chambers, if it comes to that.

The far-Left, Democrat White House operatives running the Biden administration have, of course, fully adopted the gender ideology agenda.

Republicans members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation protecting women’s sports in the context of participation by biological males athletes. Zero Democrats voted for that bill.

On their own, U.S. Senate Republicans lack the votes to pass the bill or one like it, however, let alone override a Biden veto.

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