Transgender Texans and doctors say Republican lawmakers are lying about the sciencehttps://www.texastribune.org/2023/03/24/texas-legislature-transgender-health-care/
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 theyre 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.
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?
Shes completely ok with government all over somebody elses life.