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On February 27, a B.C. judge ruled that physicians could begin injecting a 14-year-old girl with testosterone without parental consent. The ruling demonstrates how changes in family law, education law, and health law, driven by transgender activism, are combining to set children and families up for tragedy.
The case is A.B. v C.D. and E.F. anonymized initials for the child, father, and mother, respectively. I’ll call them Jamie, Clark, and Sarah. Justice Bowden declared that “attempting to persuade A.B. to abandon treatment [hormone injections / surgery] for gender dysphoria; addressing A.B. by his birth name; referring to A.B. as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 of the Family Law Act.”
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If a court finds that “family violence” has occurred, the parent responsible could lose custody or access. So, not only did Clark fail to persuade the judge that either parental consent or a fuller hearing into the implications of cross-hormone therapy for Jamie was needed, he has also been ordered to pretend his daughter is ab oy and to not counsel her against injecting testosterone or surgically destroying healthy body parts.
A recent story in The Economist called “Why are so many teenage girls appearing in gender clinics?” notes that, while gender dysphoria typically begins in childhood, “in the past decade clinics in Western countries have reported that a growing number of teenagers have started experiencing gender dysphoria during or after puberty.” It also notes that, in 2007, 41% of adolescents referred to Britain’s Gender Identity Development service were female, but in 2017, 69% were female. The shift has social causes.
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Jamie’s doctors at the Gender Clinic decided, and Justice Bowden agreed, that she (they say “he”) is mature enough to understand the nature, consequences, risks,...
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