UN Expert on Violence Against Girls ‘Welcomes’ Cass Report, Halt to Puberty Blockers for Minors in UK

UN Expert on Violence Against Girls ‘Welcomes’ Cass Report, Halt to Puberty Blockers for Minors in UK

  • April 26, 2024

Susan Berry, Catholic Vote

The decision by all health authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) to suspend so-called “gender-affirming care” medical treatments for children and teens is a “welcome” move, says a top United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council-appointed expert on violence against women and girls.

The Biden administration, with one of its top Health and Human Services (HHS) officials – transgender Rachel (born Richard) Levine – has promoted gender transition medical interventions for children and adolescents as “life-saving” and preventive of suicide, framing its stance as a human rights, and even a parental rights, issue.

As CatholicVote reported, Leor Sapir, Ph.D., a fellow at Manhattan Institute, said on a recent episode of Dr. Phil Primetime that while LGBT activists claim parents should be allowed to decide what is best for their children – a narrative that may sound “very American” – putting the decision on parents, who often know very little about the medical complications from these treatments, “is wrong.”

As the Daily Wire reported in February, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by nonprofit watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust led to Levine admitting that his claims about gender transition procedures for children being “life-saving” and “necessary” were based on a two-page document citing a study by LGBT activist group the Trevor Project.

Levine made the familiar claim in February 2023 to staff of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s (CCMC) gender clinic that mental health issues which might be prevalent in youth with gender dysphoria are due to the “bullying, the harassment, and discrimination that transgender youth face.”

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