(ConservativeSense.com) – After being seriously injured by a transgender student who spiked a ball at her, a high school volleyball player in North Carolina is urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that will ban transgender athletes who are biologically male from competing on girls’ sports teams.
The student, Payton McNabb, is a senior at Hiwassee Dam High School in Murphy, North Carolina. On Wednesday, she told representatives about how she suffered a neck injury and a concussion during a volleyball game in September after a biologically male student spiked a ball into her face during the game.
In a statement, McNabb said that because of “the North Carolina High School Athletic Association policy allowing biological males to compete against biological females,” that her life “has forever been changed.” Due to the effects of her injuries, McNabb said she struggles with partial paralysis on the right side of her body, headaches, impaired vision, as well as anxiety and depression.
The high school senior was also unable to play the remainder of her final volleyball season. “Although I’m currently playing softball,” she said to the legislature, “I’m not able to perform as well as I know I have in the past because of the injury.” McNabb said she wasn’t speaking for herself, knowing her “time playing is coming to an end,” but for “every biological female athlete behind me.”
She ended by saying that it is “dangerous” to allow biological males to complete against females, and that although she may be the first to come before the legislature with a story of injury, she “won’t be the last… if this doesn’t pass.”
Champion swimmer Riley Gaines, who was recently attacked for expressing her views on this issue, was also present.
The following day, the Federal House passed the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, with every “yes” vote coming from Republicans and every “no” from Democrats, illustrating how divided the parties are on this issue. The bill will now move to the Senate where it is unlikely to pass the Democrat majority. If it does, it will then move to President Joe Biden’s desk, who’s already vowed to veto the legislation.
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