At a rally in Washington Township, Michigan, Saturday night, former President Donald Trump condemned the Biden administration’s release of documents that encourage children with gender dysphoria to have access to puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and body-mutilating transgender surgeries.
Trump: “With their extremist sex and gender ideology, the Democrat Party is waging war on reality…” pic.twitter.com/Bu3NLkuWoV
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“America’s moms and dads must be given a veto over anyone teaching far-left gender theories to their children in school without parental consent,” Trump told the crowd, adding:
This week the Biden Administration released guidance endorsing hormone therapy, puberty blockers, and sex-changing surgeries for children in minor years. Can you imagine a child, and then they grow up and they said why the hell did you do that to me, mom, or dad, or government? Or government? Biden’s Department of Justice has also announced they will punish medical doctors who refuse to perform irreversible and highly controversial transgender procedures.
“I can’t even believe it – who the hell would have ever believed we’d be talking about this stuff right?” Trump asked the crowd.
“Who would believe it with their extremist sex and gender ideology, the Democrat Party is waging war on reality, war on science, war on children, war on women?” he asserted. “The Republican Party is now the party of American women, and American children, and we will protect women in sports! Women in sports! And not allow men to enter into the women’s game.”
Trump’s rally, at the Michigan Stars Sports Center, marked his first visit to the state since the night before the presidential election in November 2020.
Biden appeared in a video Thursday stating that those who put up barriers to transgender ideology, treatments, sports, etc. are “attacking” “transgender Americans of all ages” with “hateful bills.”
To transgender Americans of all ages, I want you to know that you are so brave. You belong. I have your back. pic.twitter.com/mD4F0m3rU1
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 31, 2022
Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services released a document endorsing “gender-affirming care” for young people, which includes gender pronoun changes and using bathrooms of the opposite sex; taking puberty blockers that prevent normal maturation; taking cross-sex hormones; and having surgeries such as elective double mastectomies and castrations.
The Biden administration document states:
For transgender and nonbinary children and adolescents, early gender-affirming care is crucial to overall health and well-being as it allows the child or adolescent to focus on social transitions and can increase their confidence while navigating the healthcare system.
“Research demonstrates that gender-affirming care improves the mental health and overall well-being of gender diverse children and adolescents,” the administration adds.
The Biden administration’s actions arrive in advance of finalizing a new Title IX rule that would make discrimination against transgender students a violation of federal civil rights law.
Numerous physicians are condemning the White House’s endorsement of gender ideology and medical treatments that give children the illusion of changing their biological sex.
Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), says the gravity of the decision to permanently alter one’s body is far too great for a young person to comprehend.
“Minors do not have the ability to give informed consent to irreversible life-changing medical treatments,” Orient told The Star News Network. “The human brain is not fully mature before the early twenties. Children are easily manipulated and exploited by adults who have their own agenda, especially children who have psychological difficulties, as most or all gender-confused children do.”
Orient emphasized biological sex is “genetically determined at conception”:
Every cell is either genotype XX or XY, with rare exceptions recognized to be pathological. This influences development of all systems from the very beginning. It is possible to produce eunuchs, but impossible to turn a male into a female, or a female into a male. Some rare persons who “transitioned” as adults appear to benefit, with constant medical treatments as with hormones, cosmetic surgery, and psychotherapy, as a last resort for a refractory condition that until very recently was recognized to be a psychiatric malady.
“The Biden Administration’s position is radical and without scientific justification,” Orient stated. “It deprives vulnerable young people of their right to bodily integrity and autonomy and their ability to reproduce.”
Rocklin, California endocrinologist Dr. Michael Laidlaw also said in comments to Lumen-News, the White House’s policy is “beyond irresponsible” when it endorses “procedures for kids that are unethical, medically harmful, and cause irreversible damage to kids’ bodies.”
It is unethical to put kids on a pathway to sterilization as early as age 8 or 9, before they know anything about sex or human development. Blocking normal puberty can be permanently harmful to the bone, brain, and social development of kids.
Transgender surgeries, Laidlaw added, “cause irreversible damage, and the healthy organs that are removed – such as breasts, ovaries, and testicles – can never be replaced.”
Biden Education Secretary Miguel Cardona met Thursday in Florida with families affected by gender dysphoria to affirm that the state’s new Parental Rights in Education Act intends to inflict “harm,” “hostility,” and “hatred” toward them.
The bill, which bans teaching sexuality concepts to the youngest of school children in grades K-3, is, Cardona said, one of “a growing number of state laws that bully and intimidate LGBTQI+ students and their families.”
Watch the full speech:
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Susan Berry, PhD is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
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