HHS Dept. Tells Doctors They Must Perform Gender Reassignment Surgery on Kids if Recommended by “Mental Health Professional”
The liberal feminist professor Camille Paglia says indulging children in transgenderism is a form of child abuse.
Her view is shared by the American College of Pediatricians.
Yet the Department of Health and Human Services under Obama is pushing this issue on American doctors.
The New York Post reports:
Team Obama’s new low in the name of ‘trans rights’
One of the top guardians of American freedoms just entered the fight against the Obama administration’s insane excesses in the name of “trans rights.”
The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued rules telling doctors they can’t decline to perform gender-reassignment surgery on kids if it’s recommended by a “mental health professional.” Refusal could be a career-ender.
How crazy is the rule? Well, for starters, most trans teens identify differently later in life — yet reassignment surgery is often irreversible, and even less-radical procedures can be harmful, as HHS’ own medical experts note.
Not to mention that the Hippocratic Oath (and basic human conscience) enjoins doctors from doing procedures they believe harmful to their patients.
On top of that, the rule also orders private insurers and employers to cover the procedures — even though Medicare and Medicaid, which HHS oversees, don’t.
Headed to court to toss the HHS rule is the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is undefeated before the Supreme Court — capped by four wins when going up against the Obama administration.
Becket’s clients of record here include Franciscan Alliance, a religious hospital network, and the Christian Medical & Dental Associations; five states have also joined the lawsuit.
It seems an open-and-shut case: How can HHS possibly justify ordering a doctor to perform a surgery he believes harmful?
This should be a question in the presidential debate.
Wouldn’t you love to hear Hillary hem and haw about this without giving a straight answer?