Am emerging transgender ideology blurs lines of parental abuse
An emerging transgender ideology is challenging the way courts will be able to define parental abuse and neglect.
Yesterday, we reported a growing number of parents are changing their ‘transgender’ children’s names legally by Deed Poll, showing a shift is putting children in the driving seat for “deciding” their own gender.
Last year a Texas father faced losing custody of his six-year-old son for challenging his mother assertion he was “transgender.”
The dad insisted his son hated being dressed up as a girl and called “Luna” by his mom and identifies as a boy when she’s not around.
Now, one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top legislative priorities has been revealed to be the Equality Act – which could allow the transgender community much more of an influence in the medical profession.
Not only that, but it could also allow lawsuits against doctors who don’t fall in line with transgender ideology.
Medical treatment of gender dysphoria falling into the political grip could allow prosecutions against parents who decline to sterilization their children.
More and more doctors issue recommendations like this:
Children take puberty blockers at age 11
Cross-sex hormones at 16
Undergo “sex-reassignment” surgeries at 18
Parents who resist could face child abuse charges.
And some states have already passed laws just like Pelosi’s Equality Act.
In the UK Schools are required to teach children as young as eight that “all genders” can have periods.
The guidelines also require the installation of sanitary waste disposal units on both genders bathrooms.
According to the Western journal: In New Jersey and California, transgender activists have sued Catholic hospitals for “discrimination” on the grounds of gender identity because they wouldn’t perform sex-change surgeries for patients with gender dysphoria.
These lawsuits may seem impossible, but they were enabled by state anti-discrimination laws that treat sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes and health care facilities as public accommodations.
The text of the Equality Act that was introduced in the 115th Congress does the same.
In a speech at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., promised that passage of the Equality Act would be a top priority for a Democratic House majority
The American Psychological Association’s manual of mental disorders classifies gender dysphoria as a mental illness.
Research notes that 75 to 95 percent of children with gender dysphoria who go through puberty without any transgender operations become comfortable with their bodies.
But the transgender movement ignores these statistics, aggressively pushing for gender-dysphoric children to be treated with non-FDA-approved uses of drugs, even though side effects can include loss of bone density, deterioration of cognitive ability, and infertility.
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, describes it as “institutionalized child abuse.”
Transgender activists have already tried to silence doctors who warned patients about these dangers.
The Human Rights Campaign—a leading LGBT group—devotes an entire website to trying to discredit Dr. Paul McHugh, the former lead psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University Hospital who put a stop to the hospital’s sex-reassignment surgeries.
McHugh says the surgeries were “fundamentally cooperating with a mental illness.”
Transgender activists and pro-trans physicians often seek to exclude parents from the process of medical decision-making. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Transgender Health Clinic says parents may be excluded from interviews because they might make their children feel uncomfortable asking questions.
Remarkably, this clinic has assumed 100 percent of the patients seeking care to be “appropriate candidates for continued gender treatment.”
Even the Ohio judge who terminated one couple’s parental rights expressed “concern” at this astoundingly high approval rate.
Transgender advocates dismiss these concerns by sounding an alarm that gender-dysphoric children will be at higher risk of suicide if they don’t receive hormone treatment.
But the evidence suggests transgender treatments can increase the likelihood of suicide.
A study in Sweden on adults who underwent sex-reassignment surgeries showed they were 19 times more likely than the general population to commit suicide after undergoing operations.
This is particularly noteworthy because, in Sweden, cultural support for those who identify as transgender is very strong, so social stigma is less likely to account for the suicides.
We should be particularly cautious with experimental treatments on children because of the long-term effects of transgender treatments have yet to be seen.
Even the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid under the Obama administration pointed out that “mortality from this patient population did not become apparent until after ten years.”