(PresidentialDaily.org)- Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) is leading the charge among House Republicans in demanding the dismissal of four DOD-affiliated physicians who reportedly supported gender-affirming surgery on youngsters as young as seven.
Travis Air Force Base in California is home to three doctors, David Klein, Thomas Baxter, and Natasha Schvey. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, is where Noelle Larson works.
In a paper for the American Journal of Public Health, the four said children might begin engaging in medical decision-making as early as seven, and kids have a right to hormones and surgeries. The physicians further argue that training military doctors is necessary since administering hormones and gender-affirming surgeries for children may increase force readiness.
Suppose the Department of Defense promotes the chemical castration of 7-year-old children to further a radical leftwing political goal. In that case, the United States will lose all credibility in the eyes of the international community. In a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Diana Harshbarger (TN Rep.) and Brian Babin (TX Rep.) write that people caught in the struggle between American and Chinese dominance will view us as morally lost.
Health and Human Services (HHS) officials in the Biden administration have been vocal proponents of using public funds to subsidize surgeries. Assistant HHS Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine has suggested that insurance firms who refuse to pay for such operations engage in unlawful discrimination.
Levine, Pennsylvania’s physician general, tried to find research that backed the practice of “bottom surgery” on juveniles, but a prominent physician said he was “not aware of extant literature.”
Xavier Becerra, the Department of Health and Human Services secretary, has explained that the Biden administration considers hormones and gender-affirming surgeries to be “life-saving” and “medically necessary.”
Becerra defended the use of hormones and puberty blockers, calling them medically essential and “safe,” despite FDA recommendations warning that blockers may cause fluid accumulation in the skull.
Do no harm, indeed.