The tragic and continuing story of American father Jeff Younger’s fight to safeguard his young son from being physically mutilated via surgery or hormones in California took a turn for the worse Friday.
A plea filed by Younger for his ex-wife to be legally stopped from bringing the boy to California, where a newly passed law may pose a severe risk to his health, was ultimately rejected by the Texas Supreme court.
A battle for custody has reportedly been brewing between Younger and ex-wife Dr. Anne Georgulas for several years. Georgulas, who is a pediatrician, has been accused by Younger of using the son to assist in her own “inclusive, gender-affirming” medical practice involving children.
Younger posted online after receiving the court order, writing, “The Supreme Court of Texas denied my Mandamus, effectively terminating my parental rights. My children are now subject to being chemically castrated in California.”
The Supreme Court of Texas denied my Mandamus, effectively terminating my parental rights. My children are now subject to being chemically castrated in California. Texas is an empire of child abuse, led by Texas judges.
— Jeff Younger (@JeffYoungerTX) December 31, 2022
He additionally called the state of Texas an “empire” of child mistreatment.
Younger’s petition, filed with the Texas Supreme Court on December 16, argued his sons would be put through permanent, life-altering ‘sex-change’ procedures and drugs, sanctioned by a new California state law that took effect starting Sunday, January 1.
According to the new California policy, courts within the state shall “prohibit the enforcement of an order based on another state’s law authorizing a child to be removed from their parent or guardian based on that parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care.”
This runs directly in contrast to laws found in Texas, a state whose legislature has created laws banning medications and procedures designed to mutilate a child’s genitals.
Given the language found in the bill, Younger requested the Texas high court see the return of his children, saying that his son “would be subjected to transgender procedures deemed to be” child mistreatment “by official opinion of the Texas Attorney General.”
Despite an amicus brief filed by the Texas Attorney General in support of Younger, the state’s supreme court denied the request, concluding the new California policy does not pose a threat to the child.