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Op-Ed: Woke Parents File Lawsuit Against Florida’s Bill Which Protects Trans Minors From Harmful Drugs & Mutilation

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Sign for entrance to UF University of Florida in central state health department with student car. Gainesville, April 26, 2018. File photo: Andriy Blokhin, Shutter Stock, licensed.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida physicians could lose their medical licenses if they prescribe puberty blockers, hormone therapy or surgery for minors diagnosed with gender dysphoria, under a Florida Board of Medicine rule that took effect March 16, 2023. 

“Attorneys from a coalition of three LGBTQ groups and a public interest law firm have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Florida parents challenging the state’s ban on healthcare interventions for the treatment of gender dysphoria in minors,” according to journalist Christopher Kane for the Los Angeles Blade, an LGBTQ news source.   

The complaint was filed on March 16, 2023, the same day on which Florida’s ban took effect, by parties represented by Southern Legal Counsel, Inc. in Gainsville, FL, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the article reported.  

Read the Press Release from Southern Legal Counsel, Inc. HERE.  

The following medical associations support unscientific gender ideology, harmful puberty blockers, and mutilation surgeries of healthy breasts, uteruses, penises, and gonads. 

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • The Endocrine Society 
  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  
  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health 

Moreover, attorneys may point to these associations to try to boost the lawsuit. Simone Chriss, director of the Transgender Rights Initiative at Southern Legal Counsel posits “the state’s policy is contradicted by evidence and science” – however he is erroneous in his claims, in my personal and professional opinion. 

The following medical associations and organizations defend and protect minors against so-called healthcare that prescribes drugs and chemical or physical castration for minors.  

  • American College of Pediatrics 
  • Florida Board of Health 
  • Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine  
  • Do No Harm: a diverse group of physicians, healthcare professionals, medical students, patients, and policymakers – Miriam Grossman, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist 
  • Partners for Ethical Care 
  • Advocates Protecting Children 

“Throughout our country, atrocities are taking place in doctor’s offices and hospital operating rooms. Physically healthy children and adolescents are being permanently disfigured and sometimes sterilized. Those youth say they’re transgender, and we—their parents, teachers, therapists, and doctors—are supposed to agree with their self-diagnosis and take a back seat as they make the most consequential decision of their lives: to alter their bodies in order to, we are told, “align” them with their minds.

      Medical, educational, and government authorities advise us to support the “gender journeys” of still developing kids, including medical interventions with poor evidence of long-term improvement.

      This would not be acceptable in any other field of medicine. Indeed, the treatments our medical authorities and Washington call  “crucial” and “life-saving” have been banned in progressive Sweden, Finland, and Britain.” – Dr. Miriam Grossman, MD  

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