Parents, churches can help 'undo damage' of trans-surgery on kids

Parents, churches can help 'undo damage' of trans-surgery on kids

Parents, churches can help 'undo damage' of trans-surgery on kids

A conservative commentator is calling on her fellow Christians to get more involved in efforts to stop hospitals from performing dangerous, permanent surgical procedures on gender-confused children.

According to Laurie Higgins of Illinois Family Institute, Christians are waking up to the tragedy of an increasing number of medical hospitals buying into transgenderism. For example, the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville now finds itself under investigation by Tennessee lawmakers after being outed by conservative activist Matt Walsh for medical staffers discussing the financial merits of "top surgery" (double-mastectomies) on minors.

Fox News reported earlier this month that VUMC has since suspended all permanent "gender affirmation surgery" for minors until further notice – although AFN found no indication of that on the web page for VUMC's Pediatric Transgender Clinic.

According to Higgins, this sort of "treatment" for gender-confused youngsters has been going on for years without conservative pushback – until now. "Something's happened in the last few years that's a very, very good thing with parents banding together, forming parent groups around the country," she observes. "But why hasn't this happened before?"

Higgins points out that occasional articles on the controversial issue garner little attention – and she certainly doesn't expect the mainstream press to take on these issues.

Higgins, Laurie (Illinois Family Institute) Higgins

"But I am expecting conservatives to join together, to start talking to other people about this [and] to form groups, [possibly] some kind of politically active action group," she offers.

"… There are steps churches and parents can take to begin to undo the damage that has been done" by this barbaric practice, Higgins adds – among them removing children from schools that affirm the transgender agenda; and discussing with children, or in church youth groups, related documentaries (e.g., "Dysconnected: The Real Story Behind the Transgender Explosion").

In her recent article, Higgins identifies several other medical facilities around the U.S. that have been under fire for what she describes as "experimental cross-sex hormone-doping" on teens and "mutilating surgeries" on healthy minors. Among those facilities are Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Virginia Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Akron Children's Hospital.

A Trafalgar Group poll this month indicates that almost 80% of likely voters believe underage minors should be required to wait until they are adults to use puberty blockers and undergo permanent sex-change procedures.