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Republican states are cracking down on America’s horrific transgender mutilation crisis

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Transgender mutilation of children has become a national crisis, and GOP states are taking action to stop it.

(LifeSiteNews) — Republican-led states are pushing back against the radical LGBT movement with a wave of new laws restricting devastating transgender surgeries and drugs for children.

2023 has been a breakthrough year in the fight to stop LGBT ideology and protect children from its harms. Since January, 14 states have approved laws to ban or limit “gender transitions” for minors, which have exploded in popularity in recent years as gender confusion has surged among youth.

Restrictions have also taken effect in Florida, where the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis has banned the practices through Florida’s medical boards. In Missouri, Attorney General Andrew Bailey issued a rule in April that would sharply limit transgender surgeries and drugs for both children and adults, but a judge has temporarily blocked it.

In Florida, Missouri, and four other states, bills against underage “gender transitions” have passed at least one legislative chamber this year. Similar legislation is moving forward in Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Carolina.

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas previously adopted laws or executive orders restricting the procedures.

The new laws, along with efforts to protect sex-specific sports and purge LGBT ideology from public schools, represent the strongest push against the LGBT agenda at the state level in years, at least since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2015.

Bans on “gender transitions” rebuke the essence of transgenderism: that everyone is defined by a so-called “gender identity” and that the body should be manipulated, even permanently and at a young age, if it conflicts with this “identity.”

As the LGBT movement has conquered American society, chemical and surgical mutilation of children to “affirm” a purported “gender identity” has become a national crisis.

At least 300,000 children in the U.S. are estimated to identify as “transgender,” and data shows that tens of thousands of minors have been subjected to transgender surgeries or drugs in the past few years.

At least 300,000 adolescents in the U.S. are estimated to identify as “transgender,” and data shows that tens of thousands of minors have been subjected to transgender surgeries or drugs in the past few years. The number of children undergoing some kind of “gender transition” every year may now be more than 30,000.

Hormonal interventions for gender-confused kids, like puberty-blocking drugs and artificial hormones, can sterilize them and lead to serious side effects, such as cardiovascular disease and reduced bone density. Transgender surgeries include irreversible procedures to remove sexual organs and construct synthetic genitalia and other features of the opposite sex.

Since the first pediatric “gender clinic” in the U.S. opened in 2007, hundreds of similar clinics have sprung up across the country to facilitate the mutilation of children, with the backing of activist-captured medical groups and the Democratic Party.

And while “transitioning” minors is dangerous, it’s highly lucrative, as hospital officials have admitted: Genital surgeries can cost more than $25,000, and chest surgeries between $3,000 and $10,000. Drugs to halt puberty run about $1,200 per month.

But GOP laws against child “gender transitions” are significantly disrupting the transgender mutilation industry: As of May, around 90,000 adolescents who identify as “transgender” — almost one-third of the national total — now live in states with laws or policies that protect them from gender mutilation, according to estimates from the left-wing Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. That’s up from 10 percent in January.

Bills still under consideration in Republican states could impact another 25,000 kids.

GOP states outlaw transgender ‘child abuse’

Compared by one medical expert to Nazi experiments, transgender surgeries and drugs are horrifying and frequently result in lifelong physical and mental damage.

So-called “gender-affirming care” for children with gender dysphoria, or distress about one’s sex, begins as early as age 8 with prescription drugs to stop them from going through puberty.

These drugs, known as GnRH agonists or “puberty blockers,” prevent the brain from releasing hormones that cause puberty — testosterone in boys and estrogen in girls.

GnRH agonists are typically used to treat precocious puberty and prostate cancer. They’re also used to chemically castrate sex offenders.

Pioneered in the Netherlands in the 1990s, the use of puberty blockers for “gender transitions” has never received government approval in any country, but the practice has spread rapidly in the West, including the United States.

According to data compiled last year for Reuters by Komodo Health, a health technology company, more than 20,000 children in the U.S. who were diagnosed with gender dysphoria underwent hormonal or surgical interventions from 2017 to 2021. At least 4,780 of them started taking puberty blockers.

Those numbers are “likely an undercount,” Reuters acknowledged, as they do not include minors without a gender dysphoria diagnosis or whose “gender transitions” were not covered by insurance. Around 42,000 children and adolescents were diagnosed with gender dysphoria in 2021, three times the number in 2017, according to the data.

While supporters often claim that puberty blockers are “reversible,” scientific evidence shows that isn’t true and that the drugs actually do serious, lasting harm.

Several studies have found that puberty blockers devastate bone density in children, putting them at risk of osteoporosis, fractures, and other injuries.

The package inserts for Lupron and Supprelin, two widely used GnRH agonists, warn of emotional side effects, including crying and aggression, convulsions, and pseudotumor cerebri, or elevated spinal fluid pressure on the brain. The insert for another common puberty blocker, Vantas, notes that it can cause paralysis and renal impairment and carries an “increased risk” of myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, and stroke in men.

Several studies have found that puberty blockers devastate bone density in adolescents, putting them at risk of osteoporosis, fractures, and other injuries.

The drugs can also lead to infertility and may prevent full maturation of the brain, experts have warned.

Dr. Quentin Van Meter, MD, a Johns Hopkins-trained pediatric endocrinologist and president of the conservative American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), told LifeSiteNews in 2021 that giving puberty blockers to children for gender dysphoria is “child abuse.” Interrupting natural puberty is “basically setting up a disease state,” he said.

“I think the steps that have been proposed in terms of making this an offense and considering it to be medically unethical should be pressed to the max,” Van Meter added.

Trans hormones creating ‘kids with atypical genitals’

Testosterone left Keira Bell, U.K. woman who “transitioned” as an adolescent now regrets it, with facial hair and a permanently deepened voice.

With their puberty halted, the next step for children in the “transition” process is taking artificial hormones as early as age 12 to simulate the puberty of the opposite sex.

Cross-sex hormones — estrogen for males and testosterone for females — produce feminine secondary sex characteristics in boys and masculine ones in girls.

Boys who take estrogen will develop breasts, and fat will be redistributed to their thighs and hips. Girls who take testosterone will grow facial hair and their voices will get deeper, sometimes permanently. They’ll stop menstruating, if they ever did.