In an update to an ongoing battle in the state of Texas, a court has ordered the state to stop an investigation into an incident of child abuse.
The Daily Citizen first reported last week on Governor Greg Abbott’s order to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate any doctor or parent who assists a minor in obtaining “gender transition” procedures, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and “sex-change” surgery.
The governor said that these harmful procedures constitute “child abuse.”
Within days, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued Texas to stop the state from protecting minors from these abusive practices.
Now, Travis County District Court Judge Amy Clark Meachum has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the state from investigating the parents of a 16-year-old transgender-identified individual, the teen, and a psychologist.
According to National Review, “The teen’s mother works at the Texas DFPS, while the licensed psychologist has objected to the reporting requirement imposed on her by the state, arguing that it will compromise her confidential relationship with clients.”
The psychologist’s name is Dr. Megan Mooney, who has made several illogical statements regarding children struggling with gender dysphoria.
As reported by The Guardian, Dr. Mooney believes that children should be provided with “gender transition” procedures because, “at its core, it’s believing children.”
As any adult knows (or should know), children frequently struggle with their identity. That’s part of being a child. And it’s the role of adults to help them recognize who they are.
Also, according to Dr. Mooney, people who don’t want to provide children with harmful “gender transition” procedures, and who believe in the scientific reality of male and female are ignorant
“At its core, it’s just a lack of understanding,” Dr. Mooney asserted.
There is a lack of understanding surrounding this issue, but it’s not from those of us who know it’s impossible to change from one sex to the other.
Though Judge Meachum’s order applied to the parents, teen and psychologist who are parties to the lawsuit, it did not apply statewide to the entire order.
However, the judge ordered that arguments will be heard on whether the court should issue a temporary injection against Gov. Abbott’s entire order on Friday, March 11, 2022.
In a press release following the ruling, ACLU of Texas attorney Brian Klosterboer said, “We appreciate the relief granted to our clients, but this should never have happened and is unfathomably cruel.”
The ACLU discloses Klosterboer’s “preferred pronouns” as “he/him.”
As to Klosterboer’s assertion that preventing minors from undergoing life altering, harmful, experimental “sex change” procedures is “unfathomably cruel,” no it is not.
But it is cruel to inhibit a teenager’s natural sexual development with artificial drugs, hormones and the surgical alteration of healthy body parts to treat gender dysphoria.
Those who struggle with accepting their gender identity deserve compassion, support and proper treatment. But you don’t treat a person’s wrong self-perception with experimental drugs or physically altering surgeries.
To do so is “unfathomably cruel.”
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