State legislators are starting to respond to the national outcry over the case of James Younger, a 7-year-old boy from Texas, whose mother seemed fully intent on facilitating the 'gender-transition’ of him into a girl, despite the pleadings of his father.
Fortunately, the family court in Dallas did not allow James' mother complete control over James' medical treatment.
But, laws are clearly needed to prevent children from being 'transitioned' by their parents, or, indeed, from referring themselves for such permanent, life-altering treatment.
Thankfully, legislators in three states - Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas - have proposed legislation that would prevent medical 'gender transitions’ for minors, by banning puberty blockers for their treatment.
Please SIGN this petition, which supports legal moves to prevent the 'gender-transitioning' of minors at a state and federal level.
- In Georgia, State Representative Ginny Ehrhart (R- Powder Springs) is drafting a bill that would make it a felony for providers to facilitate a medical ‘transition.’ Providers that prescribed puberty-blockers, cross-sex hormones, or other medical ‘transition’ medication would be charged with a felony.
- In Kentucky, Savannah Maddox (R- ) began drafting a bill to prevent medical ‘transitions’ on October 25th, according to her Facebook post, the day after Judge Cooks issued her ruling on the James Younger case. Maddox’s bill would “protect children under the age of 18 from gender reassignment surgery or from receiving drug treatments designed to alter their natal gender.”
- In Texas, Matt Krause, a Republican from Fort Worth, Texas, announced via Twitter that he would introduce legislation to prohibit the use of puberty blockers for children under 18.
- And, at the Federal level, this petition asks U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, to make enforce federal laws against so-called 'off-label' use of puberty-blockers. One of the 'off-label' uses is for 'gender-transitioning'.
Puberty blockers are powerful drugs which have some legitimate medical uses, especially in delaying the onset of puberty for children of a very young age.
But, these drugs were not designed to facilitate gender dysphoric adults or children in 'gender transitioning' from one sex to the other.
For children, the off-label use of puberty blockers presents many potential medical and psychological side effects which are not in the child's best interest.
And, as minors are not capable of giving meaningful consent to such life-changing medical interventions, the state must ensure that neither they, nor their parents, can start down a path fraught with many dangerous and, often, irreversible physical, social and moral side effects.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this urgent and vitally important petition.
Please read more about state and federal efforts to prevent the 'gender transitioning' of children, as well as the harmful effects of puberty blockers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
American College of Pediatricians Positions on Gender Identity Issues - https://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/sexuality-issues/gender-identity-issues-in-children-and-adolescents
A Christian Post's article in which doctors speak out against the dangers of the use of puberty blockers - https://www.christianpost.com/news/doctors-speak-out-lupron-and-the-diabolical-push-to-sterilize-gender-transition-confused-kids.html
Heritage Foundation's YouTube video entitled, "The Medical Harms of Hormonal and Surgical Interventions for Gender Dysphoric Children" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnP_WoeNuwA
Study showing heightened risk of cardio-vascular problems for 'transitioning'
Dr. Stephen Levine, one of the pioneers in transgender research, testified during the Younger trial that “an ideal outcome of trans youth is to desist” back to the child’s real sex, due to the psychological and social difficulties faced by transgender individuals. Dr. Levine testified that the medical community views the transgender population as an at-risk population.
Dr. Levine was the chair for the fifth edition of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association Standards of Care, but left the organization due to it’s over politicization.
Dr. Levine emphasized the fact that over 85% of children experiencing gender identity issues will desist, or return to identifying with their natal gender if they are acknowledged, but not socially affirmed in their gender identity issue.
A widely cited study conducted in Sweden that followed transgender individuals who underwent sex reassignement surgery over 30 years found that the suicide rate was 19 times higher for transgender individuals who ‘transitioned’ versus the standard population.
Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director for the American College of Pediatricians (not to be confused with the left-wing American Academy of Pediatrics), told LifeSiteNews that it is important for physicians to ‘first, do no harm.’
“Many of us hope that this case (the Younger case) will usher in a return to sanity, science, and medical ethics rooted in ‘first, do no harm.’”
Dr. Andre Van Mol, the co-chair of the American College of Pediatricians’ Committee on Adolescent Sexuality, stressed that gender dysphoria is a “mental health diagnosis” and “transgenderism” is “an overarching ideology.”
“Any thought of ‘gender affirmation therapy’ for a minor is entirely experimental,” Van Mol told LifeSiteNews.