‘Criminal’: Legal, Parental Advocates Sound Alarm On Blue State Bill Allowing Minors To Consent To Medical Procedures

  • New York Democrats have proposed a bill that would allow minors to consent to medical procedures, but legal and parent advocates told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the bill would be an attempt to hide gender transition from parents. He said it was just a promotion.
  • The bill would also prohibit health care providers from telling parents whether their child has received treatment, said Sarah Parshall, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Law and Justice Research. Perry told the DCNF that if a child has an “emergency complication,” ” and the parents will be completely in the dark.
  • “This is a crime, and we need to fight it with all our heart and soul,” said the founder of Restore Childhood, a New York nonprofit dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of children. Natalia Murakuvar told DCNF.

Legal experts and parent advocates say a bill being considered in the New York state legislature could provide new tools to allow children to make life-altering medical decisions without their parents’ knowledge. It says that there is a sex.

of invoice, A0 6761, filed in January by Democratic state Rep. Kalins Reyes along with eight other Democrats, states in its brief that homeless youth “need certain medical, dental, health, and hospital services. It says that it allows “to give valid consent to services.” But parent advocates who spoke to DCNF said the law is intentionally “vague” and allows children to consent to gender-reassignment medical procedures without their parents’ knowledge. I warned you. (Related: Trans activists may have found a backdoor to force hospitals to perform gender reassignment surgeries)

Reyes said in a statement that the bill, which would give children access to things like flu shots, would only apply to “a small percentage of young people who are currently depressed.” according to However, the text of the bill states that “any person, including a minor, who understands the need, nature, and reasonably foreseeable risks and benefits of such services… shall be able to give valid consent for such services on his/her own behalf.” It says “You can do it.”

Sarah Parshall Perry, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Law and Justice Research, told DCNF that by her own admission, the bill would protect all minors who do not want parental involvement. clearly applies. It is simply a means to provide “‘gender-affirming’ care.”

“We found a very interesting language here,” Parshall Perry said. “When we say…that our children are mature and intelligent enough to make important decisions about their long-term health care, they cannot sign contracts, vote, get tattoos, or be drafted into the military. It depicts them as something that cannot even be registered. It is a decision that will affect their bodies and possibly the rest of their lives. It is clearly an attempt to avoid parental notification and parental involvement. [in cases] Parents don’t support junk science there. ”

January Littlejohn, a parent advocate with Do No Harm, a group that opposes medical transition for minors, expressed similar sentiments, saying, “Children need the recognition to make their own medical decisions.” He told the DCNF that it was “significant” because of a “lack of maturity”. Including my parents.

On June 30, 2019, New York City’s transgender boy Damien participates in the New York Pride march as part of World Pride to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

The bill would also prohibit health care providers from notifying parents whether their child has received medical or mental health treatment unless the child says otherwise. Emily Viola, a transitional mother in New York state, said her daughter started expressing gender dysphoria around age 12, and by age 13 she identified as male. he told DCNF.

After one meeting, Viola’s daughter’s mental health counselor confirmed that she was transgender and encouraged her to transition immediately, using a new name and preferred pronouns. Viola and her husband reacted strongly after their daughter requested cross-sex hormone therapy and expressed interest in having surgery on the top of her head.

As a mother, Viola said she cannot imagine what would have happened if A0 6761 had been the law at the time and she had been legally prevented from even knowing about, let alone consenting to, this type of medical procedure. .

“My child was 13 years old and could have gotten the testosterone he wanted,” Viola said. “She could totally tell that she said to me a couple of times now, ‘Mom, thank you so much for not letting me go through her medical transition’… It’s scary.”

If the bill passes, teachers and career guidance counselors could become tools of the state, said Michael Caine, a former special education teacher of 14 years who was fired for refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine. That’s what it means. Kane told DCNF that while he was a teacher, he spoke with a career guidance counselor and was told that if he did not affirm his child’s gender dysphoria, he risked being accused of “conversion therapy.” illegal Lives in New York since 2019.

“As a teacher, when one of my kids had a crisis, I went to a career guidance counselor,” Cain explained. “I’ve talked to career guidance counselors and they told me directly, ‘If my child says they’re a different gender and wants a different name, I automatically call them that. I’ll automatically call you by that pronoun.’ There are no other questions.”

Cain also warned that teachers would be unable to say anything for fear of being reprimanded or losing their jobs, and that children’s welfare would be left to administrators rather than parents, depending on each school’s policy.

Natalia Murakvar, founder of Restore Childhood, a New York nonprofit dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of children, echoed this concern, saying that leaving parents out of the loop can lead to He told DCNF that vulnerable children could be preyed upon during class. In the doctor’s office or online.

“Let’s see what the problem is. Jodi is at school today and she feels so bad. She had a big fight with her boyfriend and is already autistic.” said. “She gets a social-emotional learning questionnaire, but her mother never hears about it, and her mother never sees the results. It’s possible that Jodi is suicidal, and that maybe Jodi is Joe. It just goes to show you that you need to realize something. Then she was taken to a community school with a pipe and the mental health worker said, “Yeah, Jodi said she wanted to be a boy.” Then she goes to the doctor. However, nothing about this has been communicated to her parents. ”

Transgender medical procedures are thought to have serious side effects, including bone damage. blood Blood clots, fertility problems, liver damage. Gender reassignment surgery is often associated with complications and requires multiple additional surgeries.

Parshall-Perry said that under the bill, parents would be completely in the dark if their child suffered an “emergency complication.”

“It is broad and constitutionally prohibited,” Parshall Perry told DCNF. ” We are now increasingly reading about complications ranging from bleeding to tissue necrosis, loss of sexual function, and incontinence. And not only are parents left out of the picture when it comes to making key decisions about medical care, but they are not informed after the fact of whether treatment was received, leaving them in a bind. Do not get involved even if an emergency complication occurs. The New York Legislature and New York State are preparing for a major lawsuit. ”

Additionally, Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a law in June 2023 that would make New York a sanctuary state for minors seeking gender reassignment medical procedures if the state bans such procedures. Parshall Perry said the bill, if passed, could allow out-of-state minors to run away from home and seek transgender treatment in New York without their parents knowing. Ta.

“There is absolutely nothing to prevent a minor from coming out of Virginia and voluntarily undergoing a mastectomy, because the young woman potentially believes that she is better suited as a boy and that “I feel like I might be able to be happy in my own skin because of it,” Parshall Perry explained.

“This is a crime and we need to fight it with all our heart and soul. Our children are at risk and we are sorry that this is seen as a conservative issue. “When you talk about this, I think the average parent on either side of the aisle will agree without thinking of this as political,” Mulakuvar told DCNF.

Reyes did not respond to DCNF’s request for comment.

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