A new lawsuit alleges Alabama’s new law protecting minors from harmful therapies and surgeries for dealing with sexual identity confusion violates federal law as well as the U.S. Constitution.
The lawsuit, brought on behalf of two different parents of so-called “transgender” children and two healthcare professionals, involves 17 attorneys from such groups as the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a private law firm in a battle to take down Alabama’s Senate Bill 184, also known as Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act (Act).
The Act accomplishes two major objectives:
- Makes it a felony to prescribe or administer puberty-blocking drugs to minors under 19 (the age of consent in Alabama), or to perform gender reassignment surgeries on them.
- Prohibits school officials from withholding information from parents, or counseling or coercing minors to keep their identity struggles secret from their parents.
The lawsuit claims the Act “unlawfully denies necessary and appropriate medical treatment to transgender minors and imposes criminal penalties on parents and health care providers who obtain or provide such care.”
But are life altering drugs, hormones and surgeries really ever “necessary and appropriate” for a condition, whether it’s called sexual identity confusion, gender dysphoria, or something similar, that studies haves shown, in 60 to 90 percent of cases, discontinue after puberty?
Kids are being lied to about the medical risks involved. One middle-aged man, who underwent all those medical procedures in order to become a “woman” when he was young, warns the youth of today about what he wished he had known back then in an op-ed in The Washington Post.
Don’t be fooled by the lawsuit’s touting of support for such treatments from medical associations such as the American Medical Association, the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, the America Psychiatric Association, and others whose “medical” policies are heavily influenced by LGBT activists on their committees.
And why are the old-line medical associations ignoring the recent trends in Europe indicating a change of heart and a backing away from such treatment in places such as the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland and France?
Because, in a word, ideology.
Gender ideology has turned much of America’s medical establishment into political pawns whose medical oath to “first, do no harm” seems to have been lost in the rush of hormone treatments, puberty blockers and sex reassignment surgery that can leave vulnerable children with permanent problems such as sexual dysfunction, infertility, cardiac event, and endometrial cancer.
Not to mention a lifetime of regret.
For a balanced look at other medical voices who oppose “transgender” therapies, such as the American College of Pediatricians, the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, and others, check out The Daily Citizen article, “Sorry, Jen Psaki, It’s Not ‘Best Practice’ to Damage and Mutilate Gender-Confused Children.”
The lawsuit is titled Ladinsky v. Ivey.
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