California Taxpayers Must Now Pay For Kids’ Transgender Expenses
Published : October 2, 2018
- CA Passes Law Allowing 12-Year-Olds To Get Tax-Paid Transgender Treatments
- Male Rapist Identifying as "Female" Transfers to Women's Jail (WCGW?)
- CO Children’s Hospital Dumps Gender Designations to Satisfy Liberal Activists
Let’s start with the children’s hospital. It’s bad enough some clueless and uninformed parents are now allowing their five-year old children to decide what gender they want to be, Children’s Hospital in Aurora, is removing gender markings off patient wristbands to satisfy the politically correct LGBTQ lobby.
Spokesperson, Dr. Natalie Nokoff has treated transgender patients for years and stated:
“We are seeing more and more patients who have diverse gender identities,”I get it. But you don’t have to accommodate their delusions and put kids’ health at risk just to satisfy the extremists. This is irresponsible.
Speaking of irresponsible and reckless, the next story is from England, where Stephen Wood, a man who identifies as a woman and goes by Karen White, is a convicted rapist and pedophile, most recently arrested for stabbing his neighbor.
Since he is transgender, they placed him in a jail for women even though he is a biological male and has had no chemical or surgical modifications. Wood used the opportunity to sexually assault four women in New Hall Prison. Apologizing for the mistake, a Prison spokesman reiterated that safety of all prisoners is a priority and they work to manage transgender prisoners with sensitivity.
Even after the incident, reporters and prison officials still used feminine pronouns - referring to Stephen as she or her. This is not only deluded and ignorant, it is a denial of science and truth, so we’re seeing tragic consequences of a society drifting further from a worldview based on the authority of God’s Word.
Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis explains:
“The Bible is clear that there are only two genders—male and female (Genesis 1:27). When you deny Scripture and blur the lines between the sexes, you create confusion and open the door (as in this case) for sexual predators.”And third; you only need to be 12 years old in California to privately seek and consent to treatment for so-called ‘gender transitioning.’ Let’s put this in perspective.
You have to be 18 to vote in California, 16 obtain a driver’s license, 18 to buy a rifle, engage in consensual sex, or get married without parental consent, and 21 to buy a handgun, alcohol, or marijuana. But in the nation’s most progressive state, you only need to be 12 to get taxpayer-funded life-changing transgender treatments.
The new law describes it as “gender affirming health care, with consideration of their gender identity,” and includes Medi-Cal coverage for foster care youth up to 26 years of age. How do they prove these services are medically necessary?
According to Denise Shick at the Federalist, the law’s authors seem to mean well, wanting a safe and healthy home, free of abuse for those in foster care and for them to be treated with respect. Who would argue with that?
But are adolescents mature enough to make such adult decisions?
According to the CDC, children in the age range of 12-14 are heavily influenced by their peer group and are more concerned about superficial things such as body image, looks, and clothes.
They also experience more moodiness, develop eating problems, feel more sadness or depression, which can lead to poor grades at school, alcohol or drug use, unsafe sex, and other problems.
The article states:
Many studies have found that human brains take a long time to develop fully—as long as 25 years or more. That means that adolescents are at a distinct disadvantage in decision making. That’s why you see the immaturity issues…
Chronologically, adolescents are only about halfway to full brain development. Yet the new California allows—and almost compels—adolescents to make irreversible, potentially life-altering decisions.
One final point. According to the American College of Pediatricians,
“The vast majority of gender dysphoric children affirmed as the opposite sex go on puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are permanently sterilized as a result,”That means a wrong decision could render children incapable of having children of their own someday. Will the adults in the room and across the country who are capable of making wise choices stand up for truth, common sense, and sanity against those who might mean well and against those who are driving this destructive agenda?