Just last week, the Daily Citizen reported on a new “transgender clinic” whistleblower who is sounding the alarm about the harmful experimentation being done on children in the name of medicine. According to the whistleblower, one “transgender clinic” in Missouri has sterilized hundreds of minor patients and caused many to attempt suicide.
For four years, Jamie Reed worked as a case manager at The Washington University Transgender Center (WUTC) at St. Lewis Children’s Hospital. Reed said that the actions taken upon minors by the WUTC during her time there were “morally and medically appalling.”
She called for a “moratorium on the hormonal and surgical treatment of young people with gender dysphoria,” and said that providing children and adolescents with puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and eventually, body-disfiguring surgeries, is worse than experimentation.
“Experiments are supposed to be carefully designed. Hypotheses are supposed to be tested ethically. The doctors I worked alongside at the Transgender Center said frequently about the treatment of our patients: ‘We are building the plane while we are flying it.’ No one should be a passenger on that kind of aircraft,” Reed said.
Now, because of Reed’s allegations, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley and the Missouri Attorney General have launched investigations into the clinic.
On the same day that Reed’s account was published, Sen. Hawley announced he was launching an investigation into the “egregious abuses and potential malpractice regarding minors” at the clinic because “Missouri children deserve to be protected.”
Sen. Hawley penned a letter to the university chancellor, hospital president, and the center’s co-directors. “Starting immediately, your institutions must take steps to preserve all records, written and electronic, regarding gender-related treatments performed on minors since the opening of the Center,” the senator wrote. “Additional oversight inquiries and outreach will follow.”
The senator said that Reed’s allegations provide evidence that WUTC “appears to have been operating without transparency, oversight, and accountability – and causing devastating harm to children in the process.”
In addition, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office had launched an investigation into WUTC two weeks prior to Reed’s public allegations, after Reed first reported them to the attorney general’s office.
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey authored a letter to Trish Lollo, President of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Andrew Martin, Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, demanding an immediate end to the prescribing of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to new patients.
“I want Missouri to be the safest state in the nation for children, which is why we are calling for an immediate moratorium on the Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital prescribing puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones to any new patients,” said Attorney General Bailey.
The only way that these harmful and damaging procedures will stop being done by “transgender clinics” on minors will be through political and financial pressure and accountability. That’s why Sen. Hawley’s and Attorney General Bailey’s investigation are great news. The more accountability, the better.
Sunlight is a great disinfectant.
“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed” (John 3:20 ESV).
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