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European Countries Moving Away From Gender Transitions for Minors, As U.S. Left Demands More

European Countries Moving Away From Gender Transitions for Minors, As U.S. Left Demands More

“They’ve found that the studies cited to support these medical interventions are too unreliable, and the risks are too serious.”

In an ironic twist, countries in Europe are now taking a more conservative position on gender transitions for minors than the United States.

The left is known for saying that America should be more like Europe. Does that standard still apply?

FOX News reports:

Europe pumps the brakes on transgender care for minors amid uproar in US

European countries are balking at approvals for gender transition services for minors even as the U.S. medical community has pressed forward with the practice despite ethical questions.

The U.S. is now an outlier on transgender issues in that America’s national medical groups are pressing lawmakers and regulators to not only allow, but encourage gender transition services for minors who say they may be transgender.

While the U.K., Sweden, Finland, Norway and France all allow puberty blockers and gender transition surgeries, medical professionals there are pushing back on their use on children, according to the Wall Street Journal. In the U.K., for instance, the National Health Service announced a rollback on the availability of hormone treatments, limiting them to clinical trials exclusively.

“These countries have done systematic reviews of evidence,” said Leor Sapir, a fellow who studies transgender care at the Manhattan Institute think tank told WSJ. “They’ve found that the studies cited to support these medical interventions are too unreliable, and the risks are too serious.”

Where is the Biden administration on this issue? They’re charging ahead.

Just last week, Nick Arama reported at RedState:

Biden’s Remarks and Flag Display at Pride Celebration Are Truly Messed Up

Joe Biden held a large Pride event on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday with hundreds of guests.

Biden attacked laws that banned things like irreversible transgender surgery for minors, claiming that such laws were “anti-LGBTQ.” To Joe, seeking to protect kids from irreversible damage is “targeting” kids.

“These bills and laws attack the most basic values and freedoms,” Biden said, turning reality on its head. “The right to raise your own children.”

Wait, isn’t this the same guy who believes the state has the right to teach your children what it wants, whose administration targeted parents for speaking out against that? So parents who don’t like what the schools might want to impose on their children are bad, but parents who want to permanently cut off their child’s genitalia are cool.

Watch below:

These kids are going to grow up, and at some point, some of them are going to demand to know why they were allowed to make permanent changes to their bodies as children.

There will be much to answer for.


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The Gentle Grizzly | June 21, 2023 at 10:05 am

Regarding your headline:,when aren’t the left demanding something?

I’m surprised that the enlightened socialists at EU aren’t shoving it down their throats. It’s not like the EU to exercise restraint.

E Howard Hunt | June 21, 2023 at 10:29 am

I picture the gender transition surgery as a form of Black Mass. The operating theatre is a dank cave lit by sulfurous torches, and the coarsely robed surgeon’s head is hidden beneath a goats head mask. The altar consists of the naked back of a patricidal lesbian, and the nurses are bleary-eyed brides of Satan laughing maniacally throughout. And, most frightening of all- the itemized hospital bill.

chrisboltssr | June 21, 2023 at 11:26 am

And it’s being helped along by sorry, cowardly conservatives who think the Constitution somehow allows doctors and parents the right to blatantly mutilate children because of their depraved perversions.

Four forms of expression are expressly protected by the Constitution: speech, press, religion, and association. The ambiguous and much broader “freedom of expression” is nowhere anywhere in the Constitution and the way “expression” is being applied is to justify all manner of Leftist evil dreck because that’s how this stuff always goes.

You damn cowardly conservatives better get a backbone. You’re helping destroy this country and you don’t even realize it.

    BoboPhat in reply to chrisboltssr. | June 21, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    “And it’s being helped along…”

    Yes. but in a way that is obviously over-the-top, in-your-face and which results in more people becoming fed-up with the antics.

      Nonetheless, “helped along”. It’s become apparent that the GOP House is about as useless as we worried they’d be: the only voices are MTG, Gaetz and Boebert – we hear little to nothing from the remainder, as if they’re hiding behind MTG’s skirt, and see her as a sacrifical lamb.

        CommoChief in reply to | June 21, 2023 at 5:45 pm

        Even a rino/establishment guy like Dan Crenshaw is doing something. He is introducing an amendment to withdraw funds from any hospital which performs these surgical procedures and chemical cocktails to block puberty.

        Will the amendment pass the HoR? Maybe. Will it die in the Senate? Probably, though Manchin and Sinema, both up for re-election may vote for it if it gets to the floor, which it probably won’t due to filibuster or d/prog on committee of jurisdiction refusing to bring it out to the floor. Schumer certainly won’t be expected to bring it himself.

        What exactly do you want the HoR to do keeping in mind that they are only 1/2 of 1/3 of the Federal govt. They need both the d/prog majority Senate and the d/prog POTUS to agree to whatever they pass in the HoR.

        So what do you want the HoR to do today to fix this issue?

    henrybowman in reply to chrisboltssr. | June 21, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    The constitution is a bill of restrictions on government, not on citizens. If something for the citizens is “nowhere in the constitution,” it’s in the 9th and 10th amendments.

      BierceAmbrose in reply to henrybowman. | June 22, 2023 at 3:23 pm

      I do wish more, as in any, of the alleged opposition would note this when they screech about something being “unconstitutional.”

      It’s a restriction on the government, that’s why it says: Congress shall make no law…”

      The argument is not that any particular candidate restriciton can’t look just fine. It’s that the govt is not to be trusted with this particular authority because they’ll find a way to abuse it, screw it up, or both.

    txvet2 in reply to chrisboltssr. | June 21, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    Not a particularly fair depiction of conservative efforts, which have mainly consisted of passing state laws against this sort of depravity, all of which will have to be defended against leftist judges everywhere. Not a lot can be done at the federal level for what should be obvious reasons.

    “Expression” isn’t explicitly listed on its own, but it’s generally accepted that it is protected under the 1st Amendment. (Also, “open carry” of firearms as a political statement is protected by the 1st and 2nd Amendments, so the 1st is not the only one that protects “expression”.)

    “Art” is a form of expression not explicitly listed, but it is nevertheless protected. Same with music, electronic media, flag burning, and engineering blueprints. You don’t find those explicitly listed in the Constitution, either.

    And as “henrybowman” said, even if “expression” wasn’t protected under the 1st Amendment, the 9th and 10th Amendments pretty clearly cover it.

The Left is infatuated with all things “Europe” … up to a point. Take NHS which the Left always loves yet never checks back with how it’s doing rather than the initial “promises” of the implementation. The US Left now loves sterilization of kiddies but doesn’t check back now with “Europe” as this fad is fading. John “Be Like Europe” Kerry still has traction since Europe hasn’t totally committed agrarian suicide …. yet… which still won’t matter to “JFK”.

    Europe has had pedophiles in high office and in prominent positions for centuries. But even their pedophiles know they need to remain low-key.

    But the pedophiles in America have done a “Gotti” and have exposed the depth of their entrenchment in American institutions.

    Pedophiles are destroyers of lives, and capital punishment is appropriate.

    To the American Left, the promise is what’s important. The implementation and results don’t matter.

    Socialized healthcare (a la Britain’s NHS) is fine because it was promised to be awesome. The fact it does not and cannot improve quality of life, and often shortens life and prolongs illness and injury by rationing services and killing innovation, isn’t important.

    “Gun control” is fine because it promises to reduce crime and violence. The fact it does not and cannot reduce crime because it empowers criminals over the law-abiding and thus usually increases violence, isn’t important.

    Pandemic lockdowns and “distance learning” are fine because they promise to cut or eliminate infection rates and save lives while maintaining educational standards. The fact they failed to do any of those, while shutting down the economy, inflicting great harm on the emotional and mental health of kids, and reducing reading and math grade-level-literacy rates to zero in some places, aren’t important.

    All great promises, with no need to check back to review the results (which invariably fail to deliver). The promise is all that matters.

Europe wants to limit gender transitions but the U.S. Left wants to expand them? This is my shocked face.

They’ve been doing the same with abortions all along. Most European nations ban abortions after 6 or 8 weeks, assuming they allow non-medically-necessary abortions at all. But the U.S. Left wants to expand the “right”.

It’s almost like the U.S. Left’s only consistency is the desire to thoroughly destroy children, whether it’s by killing them in utero, wrecking their mental health with gender and racial ideologies and public shaming, wrecking their futures by forcing them into union-run public schools, or demolishing a functioning economy so they cannot find jobs to support themselves and are dependent on the government to survive.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that even European pedophiles in power recognize that destroying the next generation doesn’t bode well for a nation’s future, but the U.S. Left is determined to do it anyway.

The 9th and 10th Amendments? Unfortunately, our Supreme Court has pretty much written them out of the Constitution, just as it has done with the “privileges or immunities” clause of the 14th Amendment or the “necessary and proper” clause. Relying on them likely won’t work. It made the commerce clause a grant of nearly unlimited federal power rather than a limitation. Who needs a provision for amending the Constitution when it can be amended any time the Court is in session?

    The ignoring of the “privileges and immunities” and “equal protection” clauses are two of the things local governments do that bug me to no end.

    My driver’s license is recognized as valid in all 50 states. So is my marriage certificate, my birth certificate, my high school diploma and college degree, and probably a dozen other government or government-adjacent documents I’m forgetting.

    So why isn’t my Concealed Handgun License?

    Also, regarding the “commerce clause”, I agree that the power to “regulate interstate commerce” was never intended to justify anything the would ever want to do. But the unbelievably-awful Wickard v. Filburn (1942) SCOTUS decision put an end to that fantasy.

    (The sum-up for those unaware: Roscoe Filburn grew wheat on twice as much land as he was allowed under the 1938 Agricultural Adjustment Act, and argued that because he grew it for his own use, it never entered the market, and thus it couldn’t be regulated by the federal government. He lost, under the reasoning that Congress can take measures to regulate prices on the interstate market, and because he grew extra for himself, he didn’t have to buy any [or could sell more], and thus, interstate commerce was affected. The precedent says that actions don’t have to directly influence interstate commerce in order to be regulated by Congress; actions that indirectly affect commerce can also be regulated.)

“European Countries Moving Away From Gender Transitions for Minors,”

But, but…I thought our leftists want us to be MORE like Europe. That’s what they keep telling me.

    They want to be more like Europe only if it gives them more control. If Europe-style laws don’t give them more control, they’ll want to be more like Soviet Russia. Or China. Or North Korea.

    They talk about “rights” and “freedom”, but everything they do is about getting more power and control. Always.