Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Ends Mutilation of ‘Transgender’ Kids After State Threatens to Pull Millions By Mike Miller for Red State
Regardless of one’s views on transgenderism, the notion of a children’s hospital irreversibly mutilating the bodies of young children is abhorrent child abuse at its worst and should be subject to criminal bans and criminal prosecution — as should all instances of so-called “transgender surgery” on children.
Short of being criminally charged but a step in the right direction, an Oklahoma pediatric hospital will stop offering some gender-related medical services after the state threatened to pull millions of dollars in funding. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital announced Tuesday it is planning to halt “certain gender medicine services” in order to keep funding for its new pediatric mental health facility.
More of this please.
Oklahoma Children’s Hospital STOPS performing ‘certain gender services for minors’ after funding threatenedhttps://t.co/GKeNDqkNmQ
— Libby Emmons (@libbyemmons) September 28, 2022
As reported by the Washington Post, the Republican-controlled state legislature, which returned for a special session on Wednesday to appropriate $1.87 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, threatened to withhold $39.4 million in Rescue Plan from the children’s hospital unless it stops providing “gender-altering” surgeries. OU Health, the University of Oklahoma’s health system, announced the change in a statement. OU Health. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital is part of OU Health, the University of Oklahoma’s health system.
The Legislature restricted the use of the funds from benefitting facilities performing certain gender medicine services. The new mental and behavioral health facility was never intended to provide such care.
The OU Health Senior Leadership team is proactively planning the ceasing of certain gender medicine services across our facilities and that plan is already under development.
“Already under development”? What’s to develop? According to its website, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital currently offers a variety of different “gender services,” including “pausing puberty,” “managing gender-affirming hormone therapy,” and “helping find surgeons who perform gender-affirming surgeries.” Here’s your “development”: Full-stop on mutilating boys who think their girls, or vice versa, and wait until they next decide they want to become astronauts or fairy princesses.