States must end sex-change mutilations now

· October 23, 2019  
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If either a child or an adult believes he or she is some sort of animal and desires the surgical removal of legs or arms, would any doctor even consider chopping off those limbs at the behest of the mentally ill patient? Why should it be any different for a request to castrate or mutilate from one who suffers from gender dysphoria?

The case of James Younger in Texas should finally answer this question for all of us. It’s time for conservatives to amputate the head of the sexual mutilation industry and make the performance of such castrations and mutilation operations illegal across the board.

On Monday, a jury in Texas (not California!) ruled that Jeffrey Younger, the father of a seven-year-old son whose mother wants to start the hormonal process to “transition” him to a “girl,” cannot receive custody of James, cannot do anything to prevent him from being treated like a girl, and cannot block the chemical castration. There is much debate over the courts, the custody battle, the degeneration of our society, and questions of a child’s mental understanding of the issues at that age. However, there is one question that comes before this entire debate, and if it were categorically answered, there would be no further debate. Why on earth is it legal for any hospital or medical practitioner to engage in such severe mutilation?

We can debate the merits of custody decisions when a certain parent, in this case the mother, Anne Georgulas, wants to treat the child in an abusive way, for example to cross-dress him. But to actually engage in castration, whether chemically or surgically, requires the use of medical services. In an industry that is regulated from head to toe – where so many experimental treatments for terminally ill patients with no other recourse are prohibited – how can there be no law against performing such amputations even for an adult, much less a child, even when both parents agree? What happened to the Hippocratic Oath?

Consider this insanity: 18 states and the District of Columbia have banned homosexual conversion therapy. This is nothing more than consenting adults desiring to undergo therapy where not a single part of the body is touched, much less immutably altered. Yet even in red states it is legal, and evidently now even required in some cases, to castrate someone.

The fact that every solid blue state has made the homosexual agenda the law of the land but red states do not ban the most gruesome mutilations demonstrates the perfidy of the Republican Party. This isn’t even about religion or social conservatism. One need not believe in God at all to understand what is wrong with amputating someone’s penis, no less than gratuitously amputating someone’s arm.

Republicans basically gave up the fight for our civilization a decade ago. They brainwashed people into thinking that a majority of the country already agrees with the Left and that resistance is futile. That simply is not true, and certainly not in a state like Texas. Yes, the one-sided onslaught has taken a toll on our society, but the majority of the country does not support castration. This is why Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is believed to be surging in the polls after an outside group ran an ad hitting his Democrat opponent for supporting the gender-bender agenda.

Conservatives would be wise to pressure Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to convene a special session of the legislature and criminalize all non-medical removals of male or female genitalia. Other states where Republicans control the governorship and state legislature should be encouraged to do so as well. In addition, Senate Republicans, who seem to have nothing better to do with their time anyway, should pass legislation stripping the federal courts of jurisdiction to interfere with these state laws.

Many have long believed that social transformation through unbridled immigration and open borders is the biggest threat to our civilization. But if we are going to allow child sex change to stand in a state like Texas, then we have no civilization to preserve anyway. The problem is within.

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Author: Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.