Texas Order On Transgender Children Halted By District Judge

Texas Order On Transgender Children Halted By District Judge

Texas Order On Transgender Children Halted By District Judge

The Texas order empowering child welfare to investigate possible abuse of children with “gender affirming” medical treatments has been halted. Travis County District Court Judge Amy Clark Meachum enjoined the law from taking effect until July when the full case will be heard. Fortunately for the state, Judge Clark Meachum was defeated in her run for the Texas Supreme Court.

Last month, I wrote about the signing of this common sense order. You can read my original post here. What I call common sense sends the Left into paroxysms of rage. How dare we question the drugging and mutilation of healthy children. Since the Texas law was passed, the Department of Familyn and Protective Services has opened nine cases of abuse under these circumstances.

The New York Times wrote:

The injunction, issued by Judge Amy Clark Meachum in Travis County, stemmed from a legal challenge by the parents of a 16-year-old transgender girl. Her family was among the first to be investigated by the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services under Mr. Abbott’s order, which directed state officials to consider medically accepted treatments for transgender youth — including hormones and puberty-suppressing drugs — as abuse.

The 16 year old girl, which I assume means born a boy, is to be pitied. How can anyone imagine the pain of being uncomfortable in your own body? Well, anyone who has gone through puberty. The hormone circus playing out every second in the body, combined with messages from the media, and adding woke parents who want to be “supportive” has got to be terrifying.

In issuing the ruling, which came after a day of testimony, Judge Meachum said the governor’s actions, and those of the agency, “violate separation of powers by impermissibly encroaching into the legislative domain.” She said there was a “substantial likelihood” that plaintiffs would prevail after a trial on the merits because the governor’s order was “unconstitutional.”

In all likelihood, she is right. This Texas order was signed by Governor Gregg Abbott. The legislation was passed by the Senate, but not the House. Executive orders are tricky, particularly at the state level. It’s easier to sway more local judges than it is federal judges.

I have wondered about the mental stability of parents and health professionals who are willing to allow medical experimentation on children. I used to think they had Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy. The mental illness where a parent, guardian or medical professional convinces others that a child is sick. I have since been “educated” that this is now called Facetious Disorder Imposed on Another. One health professional believes Gregg Abbott is a criminal:

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are some “effects” of hormone blockers on children:

Possible side effects of GnRH analogue treatment include:

Injection site swelling
Weight gain
Hot flashes
Use of GnRH analogues might also have long-term effects on:

Growth spurts
Bone growth and density
Future fertility — depending on when pubertal blockers are started
Children may have their height checked every three months. Bone density is also checked periodically. If bone growth or density is a concern, your child’s health care provider might prescribe a different medication, stop treatment with GnRH analogues or recommend the best time to start cross-hormone therapy.

If children with male genitalia begin using GnRH analogues early in puberty, they might not develop enough penile and scrotal skin for certain gender affirming genital surgical procedures, such as penile inversion vaginoplasty. Alternative techniques, however, are available.

In addition, delaying puberty beyond one’s peers can be stressful. Your child might experience lower self-esteem.

Well, that sounds just wonderful. No wonder these parents are so eager to sign their children up. Let’s forget about the scrotum issue and worry about bone density. That would be a big no for me, if I believed that one could change one’s gender. I believe in science.

Let’s talk about transition regret. British Journalist Melanie Phillips echoes my thoughts:

I believe, as she does, that there is a great deal of pressure to “affirm” these children’s feelings. And, it does write biological sex out of the picture, ignoring science. Every single person deserves respect and compassion, unless they are bullies, which I believe many transactivists and their supporters are.

The Texas order will most likely be overturned. That should not be the end. Attorney General Ken Paxton should go back to the legislature and make this become Texas law.

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  • Cameron says:

    Transgender children and vegan cats: We know who’s really making the decisions.

    Random idea: Any child subjected to these treatments can later kill their parents for it without penalty.

  • Lloyd says:

    Mind boggling that any judge would rule in anyway supporting child abuse. Judges like this…and parents who engage in this trans crime should be punished.

  • GWB says:

    One of the many evils of Progressivism.
    But if your value system makes affirmation of someone’s thoughts and feelings, no matter how perverted or bizarre, then you have to support this. And Progressivism takes so many Christian virtues and perverts them by removing the virtue Moderation and then cranking the virtue to 11 and making it absolutist. (Even though “Only Sith deal in absolutes!”)

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