The must watch and must read exchange between Paul and the trans cultists:
One simply has to look at Joe Biden’s pick for the assistant health secretary of the United States to see what a hard core and radical leftist he and the Democrats have become. His choice, Rachel Levine, is a man who has grown his hair and wears dresses.
He may think he is now a woman, but he is still a male, and no amount of surgery or flights from reality and biology will change anything. People like this need real help with their underlying mental, psychological, and emotional problems. They do not need to have their genitalia lopped off, and they do not need to be foisted upon the American people as some sort of health experts.
Yesterday I mentioned in a comment how US Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky tore into Levine at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. The article that I commented on also looked at the diabolical Equality Act which passed the House of Reps and must now be approved by the Senate: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2021/02/26/the-us-inequality-act/
In the piece I mentioned how Amazon has banned the important book by Ryan Anderson, When Harry Became Sally. In that 2018 volume he said this:
What’s at stake in the transgender moment is the human person. If trans activists succeed in their political agenda, our nation’s children will be indoctrinated in a harmful ideology, and some will live by its lies about their own bodies, at great cost to themselves physically, psychologically, and socially. Lives will be ruined, but pointing out the damage will be forbidden. Dissent from the transgender worldview will be punished in schools, workplaces, and medical clinics. Trying to live in accordance with the truth will be made harder. https://billmuehlenberg.com/2018/02/21/review-harry-became-sally-ryan-anderson/
Yes exactly. And for daring to share such truths the fascist censors at Amazon are out to get him. And that will be true of anyone who dares to question this activist agenda if this bill gets passed, and people like Levine are among those running America. The cancel culture will just get much, much worse.
We will all be screwed if these things happen. The nation will go even further down the tubes. And our vulnerable young children will be the ones most at risk. That is why the brief exchange between Paul and Levine is so important. Some of you prefer to listen and watch. If so, this link has the full 5-minute exchange between the two: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/25/read-sen-rand-pauls-exchange-with-rachel-levine-over-transgender-treatment-for-kids/
Plenty of other sites have also featured this must-watch video. But this site also has the transcript. Some of you – like me – also like to be able to read these sorts of things. So here is the full transcript. If you like, you can do both: listen to the video and you read the text.
Whatever you do, please share this far and wide. Paul has performed an invaluable service in taking on Levine – and Biden – in this way, and we need more champions like Paul. Here then is how the exchange:
Sen. Rand Paul: Genital mutilation has been nearly universally condemned. Genital mutilation has been condemned by the WHO [World Health Organization], the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Population Fund.
According to the WHO, genital mutilation is recognized internationally as a violation of human rights. Genital mutilation is considered particularly egregious because, as the WHO notes, it is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children.
Most genital mutilation is not typically performed by force, but as WHO notes, … [but] by social convention, social norm, the social pressure to conform, to do what others do and have been doing, as well as the need to be accepted socially and the fear of being rejected by the community.
American culture is now normalizing the idea that minors can be given hormones to prevent their biological development of their secondary sexual characteristics.
Dr. Levine, you have supported both allowing minors to be given hormone blockers to prevent them from going through puberty as well as surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia.
Like surgical mutilation, hormonal interruption of puberty can permanently alter and prevent secondary sexual characteristics.
The American College of Pediatricians reports that 80% to 95% of prepubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.
Dr. Levine, do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?
Dr. Rachel Levine: Well, Senator, thank you for your interest in this question. Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed.
And if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed as the assistant secretary of health, I will look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office and discussing the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine.
Paul: The specific question was about minors. Let’s be a little more specific since you evaded the question. Do you support the government intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia?
You have said that you’re willing to accelerate the protocols for street kids. I’m alarmed that poor kids with no parents, who are homeless and distraught, you would just go through this and allow that to happen to a minor.
I would hope that you would have compassion for Keira Bell, who’s a 23-year-old girl who was confused with her identity. At 14, she read on the internet about something about transsexuals and she thought, “Well, maybe that’s what I am.” She ended up getting these puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, she had her breasts amputated.
But here’s what ultimately she says now, and this is a very insightful decision from someone who made a mistake, but was led to believe this was a good thing by the medical community.
“I made a brash decision as a teenager, as a lot of teenagers do, trying to find confidence and happiness, except now the rest of my life will be negatively affected,” she said, adding that the medicalized gender transitioning was a very temporary superficial fix for a very complex identity issue.
What I’m alarmed at is that you’re not willing to say absolutely minors shouldn’t be making decisions to amputate their breasts or to amputate their genitalia.
For most of our history, we have believed that minors don’t have full rights and that parents need to be involved, so I’m alarmed that you won’t say with certainty that minors should not have the ability to make the decision to take hormones that will affect them for the rest of their life.
Will you make a more firm decision on whether or not minors should be involved in these decisions?
Levine: Senator, transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field. And if confirmed to the position of assistant secretary of health, I would certainly be pleased to come to your office and talk with you and your staff about the standards of care and the complexity of this field.
Paul: Let it go into the record that the witness refused to answer the question. The question is a very specific one: Should minors be making these momentous decisions?
For most of the history of medicine, we wouldn’t let you have a cut sewn up in the ER, but you’re willing to let a minor take things that prevent their puberty and you think they get that back?
You give a woman testosterone enough that she grows a beard, you think she’s going to go back looking like a woman when you stop the testosterone? You have permanently changed them. Infertility is another problem.
None of these drugs have been approved for this. They’re all being used off label. I find it ironic that the left that went nuts over hydroxychloroquine being used possibly for COVID are not alarmed that these hormones are being used off label.
There’s no long-term studies. We don’t know what happens to them. We do know that there are dozens and dozens of people who’ve been through this, who regret that this happened and a permanent change happened to them.
If you’ve ever been around children, 14-year-olds can’t make this decision. In the gender dysphoria clinic in England, 10% of the kids are between the ages of 3 and 10. We should be outraged that someone is talking to a 3-year-old about changing their sex.