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(Photo: The Christian Post)Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, activist Elizabeth Johnston, Dr. Michelle Cretella, (from left to right) look on as Dr. Paul McHugh speaks to the Values Voter Summit about the harms of gender ideology on Sept. 22, 2018.
WASHINGTON — Transgender ideology results in "large-scale child abuse" and poses a threat to all kinds of cherished rights, a panel at the Values Voter Summit said Saturday.
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Before hundreds assembled at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for the largest annual political gathering of social conservatives in the United States, psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh, pediatrician Dr. Michelle Cretella, and Elizabeth Johnston, who is known as the Activist Mommy, spoke about the harms that gender ideology poses to children.
"America is engaged in large-scale child abuse," Cretella said in her remarks. "And complicit in this is my field, my field of pediatrics, psychiatry, our education system, mass media and social media."
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She urged the crowd to not employ the language of transgender activists. Every being has a biological sex, not something additional called a gender or a gender identity hardwired into one's brain or DNA, she explained.
Cretella, who is the executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, outlined the effects of Lupron, a drug that's being given to children who suffer from gender dysphoria.
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Lupron is an FDA-approved drug used by prostate cancer patients and women who have endometriosis. The drug, however, can have serious side effects such as memory loss. Lupron has never been approved for use in children because it puts them at risk of bone fractures, various cancers, heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and emotional instability — the same instability the drug is purported to alleviate in dysphoric youth, she explained.
"Sex is not assigned by people. I don't assign sex to my patients when I see them in the delivery...
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