American College of Pediatricians Urges Leaders to Reject Forced Sex-Changes for Children
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The American College of Pediatricians has now issued a statement urging educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept a normal life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. That is a huge statement. It is obviously something that is legitimate, logical, and it comes from a reputable organization on this so-called rush to this transgender or gender identity phenomenon.
Mat Staver: Matt, this organization is the American College of Pediatricians, a well-respected organization of experts who specialize in treating children. These are medical professionals, some of them are professors, as well as the medical profession. They teach and sometimes they practice as well. Others are practitioners. But all of them have one thing in common: they’re experts in dealing with children. And they are concerned with this gender identity phenomenon that seems to be becoming in vogue, where you can just take hormones and go through plastic surgery to so-called sex, or change your gender.
And this report, this statement now is a complete rebuttal of that idea.
Matt Barber: Well, let’s not mince words here. The American College of Pediatricians is dealing in objective reality. And the reality is, that in California and some other states, children as young as ten years — we’re seeing this in Europe and elsewhere — can be sterilized, sexually mutilated. Can have genitalia mutilated and removed, can be pumped full of dangerous hormones in order to try and make a young boy, a boy [at] puberty so he’s more feminine as an adult…
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