We’re going to jump into conspiracy theory territory here to say that there’s about as much evidence that puberty blockers are harmless as there were studies showing the possible dangers of the COVID-19 vaccine. Just last month, Scientific American reported on the decades of data supporting puberty blockers … in the cases for which they were devised: early-onset puberty. People weren’t ranting then about children being made to go through “forced puberty.” To their credit, the New York Times took a lot of heat for a piece they did exploring the harmful effects of puberty blockers.
It’s the official position of the Biden administration that puberty blockers are entirely reversible:
Here's how the White House describes "gender-affirming care" pic.twitter.com/6XHyVxkcSo
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) March 31, 2022
Florida, along with some other states, passed a law banning “gender-affirming care” for minors. A federal judge, however, has blocked portions of that law having to do with puberty blockers:
A federal judge temporarily blocked portions of a new Florida law that bans transgender minors from receiving puberty blockers, saying "gender identity is real." https://t.co/wpj1cYz3pi
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 6, 2023
The AP reports:
Judge Robert Hinkle issued a preliminary injunction, saying three transgender children can continue receiving treatment. The lawsuit challenges the law DeSantis signed shortly before he announced a run for president.
“Gender identity is real. The record makes this clear,” Hinkle said, adding that even a witness for the state agreed.
Banning treatment for minors ignores risks patients might face, Hinkle said.
Research suggests that transgender youth and adults are prone to stress, depression and suicidal thoughts, and the evidence is mixed on whether treatment with hormones or surgery resolves those issues.
Even ahead of contemplating medical treatment, experts agree, allowing children to express their gender in a way that matches their identity is beneficial, such as letting children assigned male at birth wear clothing or hairstyles usually associated with girls, if that is their wish.
“Experts agree.” That’s some damn fine journalism, AP.
The judge said children will "suffer irreparable harm" if they cannot begin puberty blockers. https://t.co/NxSLvbkS0W
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) June 6, 2023
The inversion of truth.
— Cailan Cook (@CailanCook) June 6, 2023
How did we get here? I mean, really?
— AppPatriotgirl 🇺🇸 (@jsmith4966) June 6, 2023
So…. They'll suffer irreparable harm if they're not allowed to take things that can cause irreparable harm. Got it.
— Leftism (@LeftismForU) June 6, 2023
The judge is wildly misinformed.
— Andsuplexesforall (@Suplexesforall) June 6, 2023
Google “Robert Hinkle”. Dude tries to challenge absolutely everything DeSantis does and ends up losing.
— Oregier Benavente (@publiclaw637) June 6, 2023
Isn’t it crazy how these cases are always “randomly” assigned to just the right judge?
— Jason (@jason913tn) June 6, 2023
Judges, I guess, are finally coming around to being biologists.
— Morgan Rapp (@MorganRapp) June 6, 2023
We are truly living in upside down world. Dear God.
— MAMABEAR (@mamabear1926) June 6, 2023
Proof positive that Mill's "harm principle" is theoretically worthless.
— Darel E. Paul (@darelmass) June 6, 2023
“So, you say you’re a boy trapped in a girl’s body? Let’s start puberty blockers today and then discuss hormone therapy.”
This is a time in history that everyone will look back on as the most grotesque child harm period in history of man. 🤦🏼♂️
— Elon Musk’s Ginormous Nut Sack (@AOCsHandcuffs) June 6, 2023
So, according to the judge's logic, these mentally ill children will suffer if they are not allowed to be abused.
— C. Swickster 🇺🇸 (@cdswick) June 6, 2023
Amazing when judges stop being the people who interpret the law and become psychiatrists and doctors too.
— Jeffpkamp PhD (@waschatchsquach) June 6, 2023
Hypocrisy as dense as lead.
— Will Sidebottom (@sidebottom_will) June 6, 2023
So, a judge has ruled that gender identity is real? Believing you were born into the wrong body is real, and the court can compel you to believe it, apparently.
Scientific American reports on the decades of data supporting puberty blockers https://t.co/VPIGVELeQX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 3, 2023