State coerced child gender ‘transitioning’ is here. Parents are horrified

Lianne Laurence – LIFE SITE NEWS April 10, 2019

As a Canadian father fights to stop court-ordered testosterone treatments for his 14-year-old daughter, U.S. experts warn there’s an increasing danger that more and more American parents will find themselves in a similar heartrending predicament.

“Yes, it is really that bad,” Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatrics, told LifeSiteNews.

“Parents are losing their right to protect their children from this dangerous medical experiment, and extended family members fare no better,” she told LifeSiteNews.

The general rule that individuals under age 18 cannot consent to medical treatment is being tossed out the window when it comes to sex transitioning, she said.

Children are started on puberty-blockers as young as nine, and “under the ‘guidance’ of gender ‘experts’ … girls have been allowed to consent to double mastectomies as young as age 13,” said Cretella.

“There are gender surgeons pushing to eliminate age restrictions on the removal of reproductive organs and genital surgeries.”

That’s echoed by Emilie Kao, director of Heritage Foundation’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society.

“The number of pediatric gender clinics in the U.S. has grown exponentially from one clinic in 2007 to 45 clinics around the country,” she told LifeSiteNews.

“Transgender activists and trans-affirming doctors are rushing children into hormonal treatments at as young as 11 years old,” Kao said, “even though the best statistics show that 80–95 percent of gender-dysphoric children become comfortable with their own bodies after passing through puberty without interventions.”

Parents losing right to oppose “transition” treatments

Moreover, the transgender lobby is waging a successful three-wave campaign for government-coerced transition of minor children, with “removal of a child based on accusations of medical neglect,” Cretella told the Federalist’s Margot Cleveland in February.

The first wave involved intervention during family court custody disputes; the second involves “emergency room staff, therapists, or doctors” reporting parents “who refuse to affirm their child’s false gender” to Child Protection Services; and the third wave, soon coming, will involve schools launching investigations of parents who oppose a child’s transition.

The gender activists are also enlisting the aid of workers in multiple levels of government.

At a recent United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) conference, a panel cited “training” Department of Human Services workers “in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey” to tell parents who oppose transitioning “you’re creating an unsafe environment for your child,” wrote Cleveland.

Parents are often told that unless the child’s gender choice is affirmed, the child at an increased risk for suicide, a strategy documented by 4thwavenow.com, a “community of parents & others concerned about the medicalization of gender-atypical youth and rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD).”

Balking parents must be ‘educated, cajoled into going against their deepest protective instincts. If this indoctrination process doesn’t work, there’s the frequent threat your kid will kill themselves because of your hesitations,” notes one post.

“This weaponization of adult self-harm statistics is wielded by activists, clinicians, and the media alike, to terrorize parents into handing their offspring off to be drugged, sterilized, and (increasingly) surgically ‘corrected’ by therapists and doctors who are confident they know best when it comes to other people’s children.”

In a highly publicized case last February, an Ohio Christian couple lost custody of their 17-year-old daughter to her maternal grandparents after they opposed her testosterone injections.

“Around the country, similar cases are arising in the courts,” Kao said.

Evidence lacking on consequences of gender affirmation

The “general trend is to support affirmation of gender identity in all affected children,” agrees pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Paul Hruz, adding that the process “starts with social affirmation which is increasingly being mandated by law.”

But whether this is “best practice” remains “contentious,” he told LifeSiteNews.

“Several medical societies have adopted guidelines that support transition for all children who have ‘consistence, insistence, and persistence’ of a gender identity that is discordant with biological sex,” said Hruz, an associate professor of pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis.

“This is in contrast to earlier recommendations that cautioned against transition in young children due to the high incidence of spontaneous realignment of gender identity with sex,” he said.

And the change “has been made without any strong scientific data against the prior cautious approach,” Hruz told LifeSiteNews.

“In general, the medical recommendations are based upon low quality evidence that does not even come close to the level of evidence that is generally expected when making strong recommendations for a novel treatment approach,” he said.

“There is so much that we do not yet know about the long-term consequences. The existing evidence is concerning that harm is being done to these children without clear long-term benefit in preventing suicide.”

Underlying problems ignored

Moreover, as well subjecting children to what are essentially experimental medical treatments, this approach often leaves ignored and untreated underlying psychological and emotional trauma that may have triggered the child’s gender dysphoria in the first place.

Cretella told the Federalist’s Cleveland that of seven families “in as many different states” who contacted her during custody battles in 2017, six involved “a 15 year-old girl who never had any sexual identity confusion prior to her parent’s [sic] divorce.”

In all cases “the guardian ad litem and judges removed the right to medical consent and/or custody from the parent who objected to transition with puberty blockers and hormones,” she said.

“It is documented that teens who present with GD have high rates of preceding and concurrent psychopathology,” Cretella told LifeSiteNews. She noted that an April 2015 study out of Finland confirmed that “severe psychopathology” and “autism” were all overrepresented among one pediatric gender identity clinic population.

An August 2018 study by American Dr. Lisa Littman found that 62.5 percent of minors “had reportedly been diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder or neurodevelopmental disability prior to the onset of their gender dysphoria.”

Littman also found that 86.7 percent of “parents reported that, along with the sudden or rapid onset of gender dysphoria, their child either had an increase in their social media/internet use, belonged to a friend group in which one or multiple friends became transgender-identified during a similar timeframe, or both.”

That’s echoed by Meg Kilgannon, education research associate with the Family Research Council.

Parents need to “monitor or eliminate access to social media like Tumblr and YouTube that essentially provide a community for confused or lonely children and train these children on how to manipulate parents, school administrators, and medical professionals so that the children can ‘transition’ from one sex to another.”

Kids run away to “trans”-friendly states

And since medical coverage for gender transition and consent laws vary from state to state, “social media helps children learn about these kinds of options and children/teens do run away to states who offer this kind of ‘medical care,’ on the advice of ‘friends’ on Tumblr and YouTube,” Kilgannon says.

Oregon allows “minors as young as age 15 years to receive Medicaid to pay for their cross-sex drugs and surgeries without parental consent — or even their knowledge,” Cretella told LifeSiteNews.

“Conveniently, Oregon State University Health Center does not report numbers of youth referrals, prescriptions and procedures,” she noted.

“The normal range for start of puberty in biological males is 9–14 years. Many insurance companies have been reluctant to pay for puberty blockade for this indication, but the general trend, through advocacy efforts, is to force coverage,” said Hruz.

“This does vary by state in the same way that coverage for other medications varies. In other conditions, it is rare for the courts to mandate coverage,” he told LifeSiteNews.

And as a bellwether of the strength of the transgender lobby, Americans should be alarmed that “solidly red” South Dakota recently nixed a bill protecting parents’ right not to consent to gender transitioning treatment for minor children, wrote the Federalist’s Cleveland.

Federal Equality Act next looming threat

Whether a state is “trans”-friendly will be less significant if the federal Equality Act H.R. 5 passes.

Introduced by Democrat Nancy Pelosi in the House of Representatives, the controversial bill is now before the House Judiciary Committee.

“H.R. 5 would create a nationwide ‘Transgender Medical Mandate’ that would subject doctors and hospitals to lawsuits if they decline to perform hormonal and surgical interventions even if their concern is that patients will be harmed,” warns Heritage Foundation’s Kao.

“That will further reduce the number of medical professionals to whom parents can turn for objective diagnoses of gender dysphoria and could lead to more parental custody disputes,” she told LifeSiteNews.

During the April 2 committee hearing on the Equality Act, “one of the speakers claimed that 1 in 5 children in foster care in America is LGBTQ. That is a bold claim and it went unchallenged,” pointed out Kilgannon.

“The danger to children on the margins is hard to overstate. If this ‘identity crisis’ can attack children in families who seem to be living the American Dream, imagine the risk for children who have no one to advocate for them.”

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3 responses to “State coerced child gender ‘transitioning’ is here. Parents are horrified”

  1. Guess who killed our

    freedom of speech?

    Congress trades First Amendment

    for Jewish campaign cash
    By John Kaminski

    pseudoskylax@gmail.com

    johnkaminski.org
    Once upon a time, U.S. politicians use to brag about how America was the only place in the world that permitted genuine freedom of speech. Of course, like everything else they say, that turned out to be a lie. Perhaps it is the greatest lie we have ever heard in our lifetimes.
    In fact, America has traded its Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech for laws protecting the very people aiming to destroy the country.
    We’ve lost our First Amendment, you know? Yes, that’s the one that claims to protect our Freedom of Speech. Hell, most Americans don’t know or care whether it exists or not, but the implications for everyone are ominous. Already in Michigan lawmakers are making of list of people who oppose government lies. https://www.dcclothesline.com/2019/04/09/michigan-government-to-create-thought-criminal-database-to-flag-those-who-contradict-all-official-lies/
    Simply put, you must believe the lies they tell you or they can put you in jail. That’s the way it already is in the totalitarian police state known as the European Union. This epidemic of institutional insanity has recently now reached England, and the growing number of Jew-controlled politicians indicate that these restrictions on free speech are gaining ground in the United States. Here are the rules.
    • You can’t talk about Jewish crimes. Supporters of Jewry claim this would be anti-Semitic. This protective camouflage gives Jews carte blanche to commit crimes, particularly in the financial and medical fields. Big Pharma, wholly owned by Jews, even got Congress to pass laws prohibiting those injured by defective vaccines from suing the makers of these mostly untested poisons.

    • You can’t ever talk about the Holocaust as a public relations hoax perpetrated on the whole world. Even though so-called German authorities subtracted 2.9 million people from their Auschwitz death count, every night on the NBC evening news anchorman Lester Holt mentions the 6 million Jews who supposedly died in German concentration camps. And in Germany itself today, anyone who mocks Jews and their lies inevitably winds up in jail, and then later is not permitted to speak in public (like Ernst Zündel) for the rest of their lives.

    • You can’t point out that the Mossad in league with our own CIA pulled off the World Trade Center demolition. So what if the Jewish leaseholder on these buildings who talked to Israeli leaders every Sunday morning collected $7.4 million in a bogus insurance payout. It would be anti-Semitic to mention this.

    • Of course you can’t talk about how the sleazy creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 gave the Jews the opportunity to plunder the American economy and fund all their wars in the process because this story has been disproven repeatedly in Jewish newspapers, which insisted these were all stories written by hate-spewing liars. And because the Jewish story is heard most around the world, this is what most people who haven’t looked behind the scenes still believe.

    • You can’t talk about how all three of the major U.S. television networks are all owned by Jews, and have been for 80 years. Or how taxpayer funded National Public Radio is a totally Jewish operation.

    • The New York Times is an unabashedly Jewish newspaper which twists the facts to suit Israeli interests.

    • You can’t talk about how the Jewish Talmud says it’s OK to rape little girls as longer as they’re not over 9 years old. The Jewish censors who run TV networks and publish college textbooks would definitely say that’s anti Semitic. More importantly, they would prevent it from being seen or heard.

    I like the Jewish protests over “America First” campaign slogans. That tells the whole story. As far as Jews go, Americans will not be permitted to say “America First” because all Jews know that in America, Jews are first.

    Oddly, it was two Jewish senators, Dianne Feinstein and Bernie Sanders, who spearheaded the defeat of Marco Rubio’s bill in the Senate that would have prevented businesses that supported the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill from doing business with the U.S. government. The bill that was passed merely advocated that states pass such illegal measures, a maneuver that sidestepped potential lawsuits that a federal law would have elicited.

    As far as I’m concerned, the members of the U.S. Congress have proved whose side they’re on. It’s more important for them to support Israel than it is to support the American people, because Jews have the cash to get them elected whereas ordinary voters do not.

    The choice was between freedom of speech and campaign contributions from Jews. You can easily guess which choice was made by our esteemed members of Congress. This is the sad fate of America’s so-called democracy, which is now a terminal disease caused by constant lying.

    It became conspicuously obvious during the Obama administration when illegal alien immigrants entitled to nothing suddenly began receiving more benefits than elderly Americans who paid into Social Security all their lives.

    America has been brazenly betrayed by elected officials who have chosen to make silence about Israeli savagery more important than defending the Constitutional rights of American citizens.

    These are all premeditated maneuvers aimed at destroying the United States as functioning entity, and all of these stratagems are the work of Jews, which is why the USA is a slave state with the Jews as wardens and the rest of us as their powerless slaves.

    It couldn’t be clearer that Israel has messed up the United States by making all elected government officials depend on Jewish campaign contributions to get elected.

    The proof is in the pudding. The vast majority of members of Congress have voted to deny Freedom of Speech — guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — in favor of restricting what Americans may say about Israel, and about Jews in general.

    This could turn out to be the biggest mistake humans have made in these the waning hours of their time on Planet Earth.

    The pornographic perfidy of Jews seeps across the land, polluting everything it touches. It floods the land with a tsunami of perversions and atrocities. It has turned ordinary towns into corrupt prisons run by larcenous criminals.

    Jewish media always promote homosexuality because it is one of the two primary ways Jews use to break up the family structure. The other way, just as effective, is women’s liberation. The family structure is the key element in the cohesion of free nations.

    It is a worrisome development that most women are in favor of liberation, even if it means the destruction of the family system. https://nypost.com/2018/07/07/feminism-has-destabilized-the-american-family/

    The human future depends on understanding the true history of the Jews and their continuing position of being the enemy of every country on Earth. Jews have made their career blackmailing and bribing everyone to accept who they are.

    Only if the Jews rise up against their keepers,

    only if Americans rise up against themselves

    can the world be kept from slaughter

    with God’s kingdom trashed and feral

    People spend their whole lives trying to avoid bad news. Not facing it always leads to worse news. This is the current condition of our world.

    One of the greatest Americans in history spelled it out for all the world to see. Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the original United States, said, in a letter to James Currie, 1/28/1786:

    Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press,

    and that cannot be limited without being lost.

    https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-09-02-0209

    The only solution to this mess is your own resolve, your own courage to do what’s right.

    Our freedom of speech and freedom of the press are long gone and we have only the Jews and their forcing people to believe their lives that are leading us toward a sad subhuman future.

    Americans can no longer think for themselves because their minds have been

  2. This vid is from a rent boy witness who exposes ex Prime Minister Edward Heath as a homosexual. I rememeber thinking back how the late Trevor Stokes whistleblew on Edward Heath Cyril Smith and Jimmy saville.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Z8sjTqC28

  3. Push back, if you stand up for your Self and family. Run away from it, if you can. Otherwise, do let all your family and friends and acquaintances about this. The least we all can do. I thank GOD that I no longer have children of the age subject to this montrous movement.