This is a freedom-robbing “rule” all around.
The Department of Health and Human Services issued new rules forcing doctors to perform gender-reassignment surgery on children if some “mental health professional” recommends it.
It is by force and could end their careers if they don’t do it.
Doctors, hospitals and five states filed a lawsuit against a new federal regulation that would force doctors to ignore science and their medical judgment and perform gender transition procedures on children. The government does not even require Medicare and Medicaid to cover these same gender transition procedures because the Health & Human Services’ (HHS) medical experts found the risks were often too high and benefits too unclear. But any doctor citing the same evidence and their judgment in an individual case would be in violation of the new mandate and face potential lawsuits or job loss.
Children often don’t start identifying with a gender until sometime in their teens. Unless the child is a hermaphodite, why would anyone do this?
Mental health professionals are often inadequate to their tasks and disturbed parents can always shop around for one who will tell them what they want to hear.
This type of surgery can be irreversible. Even less radical procedures can be harmful as HHS itself states.
The mental trauma can be incalculable.
What happened to the Hippocratic Oath and the right of doctors to refuse a surgery that could do harm?
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is undefeated before the Supreme Court — capped by four wins when going up against the Obama administration, is taking it to court.
If Hillary wins and puts into place her leftist justices, The Becket Fund won’t be winning these cases.
If the rule stands, those who won’t cover gender-transition procedures will face severe penalties — yet HHS has no basis in federal law for declaring this to be essential medical care, the Post reported.
The sex reassignment surgery has been called a psychological diagnosis by Russian Roulette by some and now we are going to force it on doctors and children? Read more here.