Massachusetts LGBT Commission Says Withholding Minors From Transgender Procedures Should Be Added To Child Abuse Laws

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The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth recommends parents be held liable for child abuse if they do not allow their children to receive transgender medical procedures.

The independent commission “advises others in state government on effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth,” according to its website.

The LGBT Commission’s recommendations for the fiscal year of 2024 include extensive coverage for sex changes in order to “incentivize care,”  as well as anti-bias and racial “equity” trainings for public hospital staff. (RELATED: Miller Lite’s New Feminist Spokeswoman Previously Ran ‘Horny 4 Tha Polls’ Stripper-Themed Comedy Tour)

“With the significant rise in transphobia across the state, the Commission has serious concerns about the wellbeing of trans and gender expansive youth in the home, and advises that the state examine current laws around child abuse and welfare to ensure the unique situations faced by LGBTQ Youth are being addressed,” the group’s recommendations read. “In particular, the Commission recommends that the state examine the possibility of codifying gender-affirming child welfare protections in state law to better support youth and families.”

The report asks the Massachusetts state government to “explicitly” classify “the withholding of gender-affirming care” as child abuse under state law.

The recommendation listed above it advocates “parental rights for LGBTQ families,” which include making it easier for couples who have children through surrogacy to get full parental rights.

Although the Commission’s report does not offer a specific definition of “gender affirming care” the phrase is generally used to describe irreversible sex change operations.

Puberty blockers are frequently touted by proponents of child sex changes as a reversible treatment that allows children to explore their “gender identity,” despite complications with bone development maturation later in life. Many European countries have moved to restrict puberty blockers, referring to their use as “experimental.”

Cross-sex hormones and sex change surgeries are under increased scrutiny across the globe, even as the Biden administration pushes to make them more widely available to the public.

Finland announced in 2020 that therapy, rather than medical intervention, should be the first recourse in cases of gender dysphoria. France’s Academy of Medicine urged “great medical caution” in administering these treatments to minors in March 2022.

The Norwegian Healthcare Investigation Board found that “gender-affirming treatment (hormonal and surgical), is deficient and the long-term effects are little known,” in a March report.