New Zealand’s woke Government pushes ahead with policies promoting gender ideology and gender transitioning, while at the same time banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ even by consent. So effectively the government is actually promoting ‘conversion therapy’ in one direction only, while outlawing the reverse direction.
In contrast, the Texas Governor has declared that transgender drugs and surgeries are child abuse, and orders investigations into cases of children undergoing ‘gender transitioning’ practices. The state will investigate investigate licensed facilities where such gender-transitioning procedures may occur, as well as investigating the parents of a child who is subjected to these abusive gender-transitioning procedures.
Sourced from LifeSiteNews:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed all state agencies to consider transgender drugs and surgeries for minors as illegal child abuse after an 13-page opinion from state Attorney General Ken Paxton declared that the practices violate Texas law. Paxton’s opinion applies to genital mutilation surgeries, mastectomies, and any other procedures that involve “removing from children otherwise healthy or non-diseased body part or tissue,” as well as transgender hormone drugs, such as puberty blockers.
Paxton said that there’s “no doubt that these procedures are ‘abuse’ under Texas law, and thus must be halted,” adding that Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) “has the responsibility to act accordingly.”
The top gender clinic in Texas, GENECIS, has shut down. Paxton also launched an investigation into two pharmaceutical companies accused of illegally promoting hormone blockers for children with gender dysphoria.
The American Principles Project (APP) commended Paxton for “courageously standing up for Texas’ children in the face of these attacks.”
“He is merely affirming an extension of the above truths: children cannot consent to taking drugs and undergoing surgeries that can permanently sterilize them and radically alter the course of their lives. And any person who assists or encourages minors in pursuing these ends is committing child abuse, period,” the APP said.
The conservative group urged other state attorneys general “to follow his lead to protect the innocence of our nation’s kids from the woke ideologues and Big Pharma executives eager to exploit them.”
Transgender drugs and surgeries, Paxton noted, are also linked to a host of other serious side effects, such as thrombosis, cardiovascular disease, increased cancer and stroke risk, and “serious mental health effects.” U.S. regulators have not approved any medical treatment for gender dysphoria, and there is no long-term, clinical data about the use of transgender procedures in minors with gender disorders.
Up to around 99 percent of boys and 90 percent of girls with gender dysphoria will come to accept their biological sex by adulthood, according to the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Data shows, however, that effectively all gender-confused kids started on puberty blockers later take cross-sex hormones, which often sterilize users and typically lead to transgender surgeries.
“Sex changes” surgeries have been performed on children as young as 13 years old in the United States.