Press Secretary Jen Psaki reached a new high by suggesting states who outlaw sex reassignment surgery will be held accountable.
Alabama has joined other states in criminalizing sex reassignment surgery for minors. The legislation includes puberty blockers and hormone treatments, with a punishment of up to 10 years for adults who participate in violating the ban.
Psaki said that the legislation is meant to harm children, but ultimately it protects them.
Considering the mental health issues before and after sex reassignment surgery, it’s hard to take anyone seriously who suggests that it’s harmful for kids. The National Library for Medicine reported, “It is generally accepted that transsexuals have more psychiatric ill-health than the general population prior to the sex reassignment. It should therefore come as no surprise that studies have found high rates of depression and low quality of life also after sex reassignment.” What that’s suggesting is that sex reassignment didn’t actually help and in many cases it actually hurts. There’s a bigger issue that doesn’t involve changing gender or altering the hormonal makeup of a minor’s body.
Psaki said, “Republican elected officials are engaging in a disturbing, cynical trend of attacking vulnerable, transgender kids for purely partisan, political reasons. Today, in Alabama, instead of focusing on critical kitchen table issues, like the economy, COVID, or addressing the country’s mental health crisis, Republican lawmakers are currently debating legislation that among many things, will target trans youth with tactics that threaten to put pediatricians in prison if they provide medically necessary, life-saving healthcare for the kids they serve.”
Psaki suggested that it may be against federal law and the Constitution and therefore would be discriminatory. Psaki then said that all major medical associations agree that it could be lifesaving. Considering what has just happened with Covid-19, does it matter what major medical associations say at this point?