Monday, October 10, 2022

Judge Tosses Biden Rules Threatening Doctors And Parents Who Oppose Amputating Kids’ Genitals; Medical Groups Ask DOJ to Criminalize Speech and Dissent Against Transing the Kids

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Judge Tosses Biden Rules Threatening Doctors And Parents Who Oppose Amputating Kids’ Genitals:
A federal judge in Texas tossed guidelines threatening those opposed to child sex surgeries with civil rights lawsuits.
A federal judge in Texas threw out Biden administration guidelines threatening health care providers and parents with civil rights lawsuits over opposition to transgender surgeries that mutilate children’s sex organs.
In September last year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas challenging regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that mandated accommodation for trans-identified employees. Under the EEOC guidance, employers may be sued for discrimination over policies related to dress codes, bathrooms, and pronouns.
But in March, the case was amended to include new rules from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) covering how minors must be accommodated with wrongly named “gender affirming care.” The HHS regulations came in response to Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s February order, which tasked protective services with investigating so-called sex-change procedures on minors as child abuse, and stipulated that opponents to such severe medical intervention could be subject to civil rights lawsuits.
The Biden administration argued the new regulations were justified by the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, wherein the high court changed the meaning of “sex” in civil rights protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority 6-3 opinion, which declared that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to fire an employee for being gay or transgender. Writing in dissent, Justice Samuel Alito warned the majority ruling in Bostock would creep into attempted government coercion of every possible avenue of accommodation. --->READ MORE HERE
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Medical Groups Ask DOJ to Criminalize Speech and Dissent Against Transing the Kids:
When they aren’t busy attacking pro-life authors and raiding the former president’s residence, Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is willing to entertain enforcing speech codes. After the National School Board Association convinced him that parents objecting to graphic sexualized and racialized content in the K-12 classroom were a domestic terror threat, it makes sense other organizations would follow suit.
In a letter dated Oct. 3, the American Medical Association (AMA), The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) asked Garland to “investigate the organizations, individuals, and entities coordinating, provoking, and carrying out bomb threats and threats of personal violence against children’s hospitals and physicians across the U.S.”
Obviously, law enforcement should prosecute anyone calling in a bomb threat or making credible threats against a facility or individual. The DOJ has studiously ignored actual bombings and threats against pregnancy centers and churches in the wake of Dobbs. That could be one reason a recent Issues and Insights poll found that 71% of respondents feel there is a two-tiered system of justice based on a person’s political affiliation. Increasingly, voters view the DOJ as the agency responsible for persecuting President Biden’s political opposition.
However, the addition of the word “provoking” by the letter’s authors should send a chill down your spine. According to the letter, anyone pointing out that some hospitals advertise gender transition services to minors or highlighting doctors bragging about performing surgeries like mastectomies, hysterectomies, oophorectomies (removal of ovaries), and orchiectomies (removal of testicles) on children under 18 is provoking violence: --->READ MORE HERE
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