Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard ripped the Biden-Harris administration for statements she said promoted the use of puberty blockers for children.
At the beginning of July, the FDA issued a warning regarding puberty blockers, known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) substances; the FDA warned that the blockers could trigger brain swelling, loss of vision, and serious risks for children injecting the hormone. But in mid-July, Rachel Levine, the United States assistant secretary for health and the first transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate, endorsed children obtaining "gender-affirmation"
care, claiming it was "life-saving, medically necessary, age-appropriate, and a critical tool for health care providers,"
adding, "As a pediatrician, when it comes to making sure kids are healthy and happy, I know how important care that affirms someone's true identity can be."
"The FDA made a disturbing, but not at all surprising announcement just a few days ago about children's health,"
Gabbard declared. "Now, if you haven't heard about it, or, if you missed it, it is because the mainstream media and the Biden-Harris administration have been completely silent on it, and this warning that the FDA issued was basically saying that puberty blockers can cause serious health risks for our kids. Unfortunately, at almost the exact same time the FDA issued this warning, Biden-Harris administration officials were making public statements actively promoting the use of puberty blockers and irreversible surgeries for kids."
"Now, let's be clear: this administration is dangerously promoting child abuse,"
The Biden administration's Health and Human Services department states that "gender-affirming care"
can include "gender-affirming surgeries"
which can entail "'top' surgery - to create male-typical chest shape or enhance breasts"
or "'bottom' surgery - surgery on genitals or reproductive organs."
"We really want to debase our treatment and to affirm and to support and empower these youth, not to limit their participation in sports and even limit their ability to get gender-affirmation treatment in their state,"
Levine stated on MSNBC.
Florida's Department of Health contended that children 18 years old and younger should not be given puberty blockers or hormone therapy.
"Based on the currently available evidence 'encouraging mastectomy, ovariectomy, uterine extirpation, penile disablement, tracheal shave, the prescription of hormones which are out of line with the genetic make-up of the child, or puberty blockers, are all clinical practices which run an unacceptably high risk of doing harm,'"
Florida's Department of Health stated.
Gabbard has consistently slammed Harris, in February she ripped her remarks made in Berlin, saying, "My gosh, this is embarrassing. It's hard to keep track of all of those jumbles of words."
In late January, speaking of Biden's impending selection of a Supreme Court Justice on the basis of race and sex, she snapped, "Biden chose Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex-not qualification. She's been a disaster. Now he promises to choose Supreme Court nominee on the same criteria. Identity politics is destroying our country."