If you were a parent, wouldn’t you want to be asked by the government for your permission before your child was given experimental drugs that include “heart attack, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer” as potential side effects?
And after you wisely refused to give your permission, wouldn’t you expect the government to respect your decision and go away? If you’re a California biological parent you can expect your wishes to be honored by the leftists in Sacramento — for now — but if you’re a foster parent you won’t be asked and you won’t be told.
Jim Kouri writes that recently passed AB-2119 gives adolescent whims and delusions the force of law, the bill proclaims, “the rights of minors and non-minors in foster care, as described above, include the right to be involved in the development of case plan elements related to placement and gender affirming health care, with consideration of their gender identity.”
Let us put this in perspective. A six-year-old boy who is too young to buy cigarettes. Too young to buy beer. Too young to attend an R-rated movie. And is so young that if he committed a murder he would be released shortly because experts contend his brain is still developing. Yet this bill means the same child would be allowed to decide he is really a girl and the state of California would do everything in its power to make the delusion come true. And that includes irreversible surgery in his late teens.
After reading about that bill it’s hard not to agree with former police detective Iris Aquino, mother of three, who observed vehemently, “For a long time I’ve believed the Democratic Party is being run by deviants and perverts who want to have total control of how American kids are raised, how they are educated and what moral standards they are taught.”
Rational, level-headed experts are in opposition to this faddish travesty, too. The American College of Pediatricians introduced testimony opposing the bill: “Children with gender dysphoria believe they are not their biological sex. A delusion is a fixed false belief. This bill proposes that foster children with gender dysphoria be socially affirmed into their delusion, and allowed to obtain experimental puberty blockers, and dangerous cross-sex hormones and surgery without parental consent.
“Passage of this legislation will allow emotionally disturbed children to consent to dangerous life-altering procedures that will not reduce their risk for suicide in the long term. This would be a criminal outcome,” the ACP concluded.
These poor children are being used as guinea pigs in what appears to be a twisted effort to affirm bad choices made by disturbed adults years ago. If the gender benders can build a production line in government schools then the delusion will no longer be fringe, it will be fashionable.
The real obscenity in this is the children who are being exploited for political ends will find their destination is a dead end. The ACP finds, “roughly 88 percent of gender dsyphoric girls and 98 percent of gender dysphoric boys will, if given time, go on to identify with their biological sex by late adolescence.” Those children can become normal adults.
The children “helped” by those nice politicians in California can never go back.
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