Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans have taken bold and necessary steps to curb the abusive practice of “gender-affirming care” for children, and apparently that’s pretty much the worst thing that could happen to Florida families.

At least that’s what you might believe if you depended exclusively on NPR for your news:

Wow. This is serious … ly awful journalism.

Far from it:

Gov. DeSantis has targeted LGBTQ rights, and has made “parental rights,” especially in education, a running theme as he eyes a potential White House bid.

Dozens of leading U.S. medical groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association and the Endocrine Society, endorse gender-affirming care as time-tested, effective, medically necessary, and potentially life-saving.

But Gov. DeSantis has called the treatment “an example of woke ideology infecting medical practice.” The state’s surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, who was appointed by DeSantis, called the treatments “highly experimental,” “risky and unproven.” Board of Medicine member Dr. Hector Vila said that by banning gender-affirming care, the board was acting to protect children from “irreversible harm.”

The only perspective that readers of NPR’s piece will get is the one that says “Ron DeSantis is wrong and ‘gender-affirming care’ for children is right.” Feel free to read the entire article if you don’t believe us.


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