The fight to protect children from being given dangerous and irreversible puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones is ramping up in the UK as the country’s high court prepares to hear a landmark case to stop the NHS from prescribing these “experimental” drugs.
This is huge, folks!
The Guardian reports:
The Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust, which runs the UK’s only gender identity development service (Gids) for children, is being sued over concerns that young people are being given “experimental treatment” without adequate assessments.
The case is being brought by a woman known only as Mrs A, the mother of a 15-year-old autistic girl who is on the waiting list for treatment at the service.
At a hearing in London on Wednesday, Mrs A’s barrister, Jeremy Hyam QC, said: “What is challenged is the current and continuing practice of the defendant … to prescribe puberty-suppressing hormone blockers and then subsequently cross-sex hormones to children under the age of 18.”
The nature of the treatment was a serious intervention described by the defendant as having consequences that may be significant and life-changing, he said.
“That treatment is given to children – not just under the age of 16, but under the age of 12 – on the basis that those children themselves consent to the treatment and gave fully informed consent to that treatment, even though the nature of the treatment has side-effects which, we say, supported by the evidence, they cannot properly take into account.”
The lawsuit claims that the way in which consent is being obtained from children to move forward with these life-altering “treatments” is “materially misleading,” asserting that Tavistock, for example, fails to “explain that nearly 100% of all children who commence hormone blockers go on to take the irreversible cross-sex hormones.”
On a crowdfunding page that has raised more than £35,000 towards the legal fees of the case, Mrs. A wrote, “I have deep concerns that the current clinical approach at GIDS means that my daughter will be subjected to an experimental treatment path that is not adequately regulated, where there are insufficient safeguards, where her autism will not be properly accounted for and where no one (let alone my daughter) understands the risks and therefore cannot ensure informed consent is obtained.”
So, not only are children not mature enough to even be able to comprehend the full gravity of these decisions but GIDS is not even being upfront with the information it provides to the children faced with such a decision.
This is medical tyranny, plain and simple, and children are, sickeningly, being used as guinea pigs by LGBT activist doctors.
According to The Guardian, the claimant on the case, 23-year-old Keira Bell, who is a victim of the treatment that is the issue of the hearing, spoke out about the importance of putting a stop to this medical abuse of children.
Bell explained after the hearing that “I have become a claimant in this case because I do not believe that children and young people can consent to the use of powerful and experimental hormone drugs like I did.”
She continued, “I believe that the current affirmative system put in place by Tavistock is inadequate as it does not allow for exploration of these gender dysphoric feelings, nor does it seek to find the underlying causes of this condition.”
“Hormone-changing drugs and surgery does not work for everyone and it certainly should not be offered to someone under the age of 18 when they are emotionally and mentally vulnerable.”
“The treatment urgently needs to change so that it does not put young people, like me, on a torturous and unnecessary path that is permanent and life-changing,”
That is a powerful testimony from someone with firsthand experience of the horror and regret of these dangerous drugs.
Now we must pray that the high court rules in favor of common sense and puts an end to minors being allowed to consent to gender reassignment medical interventions.
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