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Mon Mar 27, 2023, 08:38 PM Mar 2023

Transgender Texans and doctors say Republican lawmakers are lying about the science


Several Republican Texas lawmakers are clashing with medical groups over whether puberty blockers and hormone therapies help or hurt transgender kids. Those conflicting positions come as some legislators push bills that would limit — or completely block — queer youth from accessing transition-related treatments that many medical associations support.

Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, is championing a bill that would bar doctors from providing such treatments — but only if they’re used to help a child gender transition. During a debate last week on her Senate Bill 14, Campbell and opponents of transition-related care portrayed doctors who provide such care as opportunists capitalizing on a “social contagion” with treatments that lack sufficient scientific data that could determine whether the care is safe and effective.

“I got into the Senate, or government, because I wanted government out of our lives,” Campbell said during the Senate State Affairs Committee hearing. “But if there comes a time when a profession, such as the medical profession, cannot regulate itself to protect patients, protect children, then the government needs to step in.”

Yet medical groups, doctors and transgender Texans say the scores of lawmakers backing such bans are either missing the point of how transition-related health care helps trans people — or are deliberately misconstruing information to target an already marginalized group of people.

Transgender Texans and doctors say Republican lawmakers are lying about the science (Original Post) Nevilledog Mar 2023 OP
They always do (nt) LostOne4Ever Mar 2023 #1
K&R Solly Mack Mar 2023 #2
How about the oil extraction profession? gratuitous Mar 2023 #3
K&R 2naSalit Mar 2023 #4
"... because I want government out of my life" Phoenix61 Mar 2023 #5
Of coursethey are! I wouldn't expect anything less. Initech Mar 2023 #6


(82,595 posts)
3. How about the oil extraction profession?
Mon Mar 27, 2023, 08:58 PM
Mar 2023

Big Oil seems incapable of regulating itself and protecting people, their children, and the environment. Does Sen. Campbell think government needs to step in on the oil companies? If not, why not?


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5. "... because I want government out of my life"
Mon Mar 27, 2023, 11:26 PM
Mar 2023

She’s completely ok with government all over somebody else’s life.

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