BBC News 2 December 2020
Family First Comment: Here’s a significant court case that the NZ media won’t tell you about.
But we will….
“It is doubtful that a child aged 14 or 15 could understand and weigh the long-term risks and consequences of the administration of puberty blockers.”
“She said it was “frightening” there was so little exploration of why a child might be feeling they were the wrong sex before puberty blockers were given.”
Time to stop this ‘experiment’ in New Zealand also.
READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-55144148
Keira Bell: The High Court hands down a historic judgment to protect vulnerable children
Transgender Trend 1 December 2020
In a landmark judgment that will have repercussions around the world the High Court today ruled that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are experimental treatments which cannot be given to children in most cases without application to the court.
We are delighted that the High Court has handed down judgment to protect children from experimental medical interventions with serious known and unknown risks and lifelong consequences.
The judgment concluded that it is highly unlikely that a child aged 13 or under would ever be Gillick competent to give consent to being treated with puberty blockers and very doubtful that children aged 14 and 15 could understand the long-term risks and consequences of treatment in such a way as to have sufficient understanding to give consent.
The court also ruled that it would be appropriate for clinicians to involve the court in any case where there may be any doubt as to whether the long-term interests of a 16 or 17 year-old would be served by the clinical interventions of blockers and hormones.
The judgment is vindication for Sue Evans who instigated the case and first raised concerns at the GIDS over fifteen years ago. It is testament to the courage of the claimants, Mrs A and Keira Bell who, through her public testimony, has changed history.
In her witness statement, Keira Bell said
“I made a brash decision as a teenager, (as a lot of teenagers do) trying to find confidence and happiness, except now the rest of my life will be negatively affected.”
Through her court action, Keira Bell has ensured that other troubled teenagers will now be protected from the harmful consequences she has had to face.
READ MORE: https://www.transgendertrend.com/keira-bell-high-court-historic-judgment-protect-vulnerable-children/
Trans rights: UK court bans use of puberty blockers for children under 16