WATCH: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis Calls ‘Gender Affirming Care’ Euphemism For Castration And Sterilization
Is this the beginning of pushback to the radical left by red-state governors? Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pleased conservative activists around the country after he argued against HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine’s claim that “Gender affirming care is medically necessary, safe and effective for transgender and non-binary children and adolescents.”
Accredited medical professional groups agree that gender-affirming care is medically necessary, safe, and effective for transgender and non-binary children and adolescents.
— ADM Rachel Levine (@HHS_ASH) July 19, 2022
DeSantis made the comments during an appearance with Laura Ingraham of Fox News.
INGRAHAM: I’m just saying this, at the Assistant Secretary for Health, your good friend Rachel Levine wrote a piece in the Miami Herald saying, thank you. “Gender affirming care is medically necessary, safe and effective for transgender and non-binary children and adolescents. It shouldn’t be hard to translate this into knowledge, its more compassionate policies that protect rather than undermine youth mental health”.
Governor, she said Floridians support this “gender affirming care.” Do they?
DESANTIS: And understand what that is, that’s a euphemism. They will actually take a young boy and castrate the boy. They will take a young girl and do a mastectomy, or they will sterilize her because of the gender dysphoria. There is no evidence that this is something that’s effective medical care.
And we know that people that do this when they’re kids have huge problems going on. So we believe that this is not appropriate in the state of Florida. We don’t think a doctor should get a license if they’re doing it.
And I think these doctors should be able to be sued by these folks when they develop problems later in life. This is wrong. Minors should not be having this type of stuff performed on them.
Big League Politics has covered other instances of the Florida governor standing tall against various aspects of the radical left-wing agenda, including perhaps most notably his public consideration last June for parents who are taking children to transgender drag shows to be investigated by Child Protective Services.
“We have laws against child endangerment,” DeSantis said of the matter.
“It used to be kids would be off-limits. Used to be everybody agreed with that,” he continued. “Now it just seems like there’s a concerted effort to be exposing kids more and more to things that are not age appropriate.”