Gender-affirming healthcare is all about giving in to the whims of children.
Every girl who has ever worn blue and said “I’m a boy” can now actually become a boy.
Every boy who has ever played with a Barbie or worn pink and said “I’m a girl” can now actually become a girl.
We forget that kids sometimes say things without truly understanding what they mean. And Democrats forget that kids have vivid imaginations.
When kids are young, they dream big. They want to be princesses and astronauts and firefighters. That doesn’t mean that we hold them accountable for such dreams and demand that they become such when they get older. We laugh and remember that they are kids who are free to change their minds often.
Alabama has understood that children can change their minds, which is why they are blatantly banning gender-affirming healthcare.
There will be no hormone blockers, gender reassignment surgeries, or any other “affirming” healthcare given to minors. And the reason is simple – such healthcare can result in irreversible changes to the pubescent body. If a child changes their mind, as children do, they would be stuck in the gender that they may have changed to at the age of four.
We cannot allow children to make their own decisions. They are children. We don’t let them dictate what they eat, otherwise, they would be malnourished, eating only candy and ice cream for breakfast and dino nuggets every night for dinner.
Many GOP states are taking the necessary action to protect children. In February, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called on the Department of Family and Protective Services to “Conduct a prompt and thorough” investigation to determine instances where minors are receiving various procedures.
Alabama is following suit, where the use of gender-affirming medications has been banned. The law took effect on Sunday – meanwhile, a federal judge is already looking at a request that would block the state from enforcing it.
As reported by News Nation Now, the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act “makes it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to prescribe or administer puberty blockers and hormones to transgender people younger than 19 to help affirm their new gender identity. It also requires school counselors, teachers and other school officials to tell parents if a minor discloses they think they are transgender.”
Essentially, parents have a right to know what their kids believe that they are so that they can get the necessary mental health counseling. Further, children cannot make the decision that they are transgender – they have to wait until they are of legal age to ensure that the decision is truly what they want, not just a whim that falls upon children.
Several families with transgender children (or potentially confused children who just don’t know the life-long implications of what their parents have planned for them) have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice. They claim that the law is discriminatory and that it is an intrusion into the medical decisions made by the family.
The liberals have destroyed the general understanding of gender – and some organizations cite that there are now over 60 genders that a person can identify as.
Identify as whatever you want – assuming you are an adult and that you are mentally able to do so. However, when it comes to allowing kids to have gender-affirming healthcare, it is a form of child abuse. At least Texas and Alabama are doing something to stop it – we can only hope that the federal judges agree.