Conservative legislatures are slow to turn off the fire hydrant that is the transgender movement. The Republican Missouri state senate adjourned one day in disarray rather than debate legislation to stop encouraging this harmful gender dysphoria in children. And this is certainly a moral evil that is worthy of any state legislature’s time and effort.
A Canadian physician who was a leader on transgender treatments decades ago admits now that it was a mistake. Dr. Susan Bradley flatly said, “We were wrong.” She continued by explaining that transgender treatments in children are, “not as reversible as we always thought, and they have longer term effects on kids’ growth and development, including making them sterile and quite a number of things affecting their bone growth,” she added. “I had this skepticism in the back of my mind all the time that maybe we were actually colluding and not helping” the children who wanted to switch genders.
This frank testimony from Dr. Bradley should give Republican state legislatures all the motivation they need. Republicans are in a majority in most state legislatures, yet last year Texas Republicans transferred $105 million to the Texas Child Mental Health Consortium, which partly funds promotion of transgenderism in schoolchildren. Legislation is being considered now in Texas to ban transgender procedures on children, as South Dakota enacted and Gov. Kristi Noem signed. Even West Virginia, which reportedly has more transgender youths than any state, passed a bill banning transgender procedures on kids.
These good state laws are immediately challenged in federal court by the well-funded transgender movement. Trump has the best record of any politician in making strong judicial appointments, which are needed now more than ever. We all see the problem and we all see the solution. The only question is whether state legislatures will answer the call to do what is necessary to protect our children. It may not be politically expedient with the media and the lobbyists, but voting Americans are waiting with open arms to reward those courageous leaders who will stand in the gap to defend our youth against this blatant child abuse.