(LifeSiteNews) — It’s finally happening. Dr. Jordan Peterson predicted it would happen years ago; conservative lawyers have been warning of this outcome; feminist activists have been hoping for it: According to The Times, 1,000 families will be suing the Tavistock Clinic Gender and Identity Development Service (GIDS) over the transgender “treatments” given to minors.
If this unfolds the way The Times is reporting, the impact will be enormous: “Lawyers expect about 1,000 families to join a medical negligence lawsuit alleging vulnerable children have been misdiagnosed and placed on a damaging medical pathway.”
Parents are accusing GIDS at the gender clinic of “multiple failures in its duty of care,” including “allegations that it recklessly prescribed puberty blockers with harmful side effects” and an “unquestioning, affirmative approach” to children who believed themselves to be transgender.
The Times reports that Pogust Goodhead, a law firm, has “announced it is pursuing a group litigation order against the trust, which has treated 19,000 children with gender dysphoria since 1989.” People treated at the clinic are already coming forward to join the class action, and it is reported that papers will be filed with the High Court within a half-year.
According to lawyer Tom Goodhead:
Children and young adolescents were rushed into treatment without the appropriate therapy and involvement of the right clinicians, meaning that they were misdiagnosed and started on a treatment pathway that was not right for them. These children have suffered life-changing and, in some cases, irreversible effects of the treatment they received…We anticipate that at least 1,000 clients will join this action.
UPDATE (8/6/22): We are heartbroken to tell you that Archie's life-support was switched off on Saturday 6 August.
We ask you to add your name to the prayerful message we are sending Archie's parents, Hollie and Paul, who are suffering the most devastating time of their lives.
Both the European Court of Human Rights and a UK High Court turned down respective applications by Archie's parents to halt the withdrawal of life-support and allow them to transfer their son to hospice care.
This cruel betrayal by the legal and medical establishment, who even denied Archie the right to travel abroad where treatment was being offered to him, represents another blow to the notion that human rights and parents' wishes really matter.
We can only hold Archie and the entire family in our prayers now.
Thank you for your support.
May God have mercy on them all.
Archie Battersbee (12) is on life-support in a UK hospital following a tragic accident, but doctors now want to end his treatment despite his distraught parents begging medics to let God decide when he dies.
Archie's heartbroken mother has submitted an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that prevented the hospital turning off her son's life-support earlier today.
SIGN this urgent petition in support of Archie and his family - tell the ECHR to Let Archie Live.
Lawyers for the hospital last night told Archie's family that he cannot be moved to a hospice, and that if an application to the ECHR was not received by 9am on 3 August, life support would be withdrawn at 11am.
Thankfully the family's lawyers submitted the ECHR application, or Archie would now be dead.
Archie Battersbee's mother Hollie Dance tells Julia about the emotional challenges of trying to extend her son's life support care.— TalkTV (@TalkTV) August 3, 2022
"I'm putting my sons fight before myself and my emotions. I promised Archie I would fight until I can't anymore."@juliahb1 pic.twitter.com/HdRPaPbLAc
Archie’s mother Hollie Dance said: “We are very relieved (that Archie's machine was not turned off), we are having to battle every decision with the hospital. We now hope and pray that the ECHR will look favorably on the application."
"We will not give up on Archie until the end. Heartbreakingly, the hospital Trust have told us that we cannot move Archie to a hospice....This is cruel and we are absolutely appalled,” she added.
The family are also receiving offers from doctors abroad to treat Archie, but they are not allowed to transfer their son from the hospital.
‘If this country can’t treat him where is the harm in allowing him to go to another country?— GB News (@GBNEWS) August 3, 2022
Mother of Archie Battersbee, Hollie Dance, says the family have filed an application to the European Court of Human Rights in a bid to postpone the withdrawal of his life support. pic.twitter.com/oc7SrX6GGh
On Tuesday government lawyers also convinced the UK's Supreme Court to dismiss the interim measures injunction issued by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), which said Archie’s treatment should not be removed.
Archie's life is on the line - he needs us to raise the alarm throughout the world today.
SIGN AND SHARE this urgent petition today.
It is unspeakably cruel to drag Archie's mother through the courts when her son is in such a devastating condition - she should be allowed to spend this precious time with him, not having to fight tooth and nail to prevent doctors from withdrawing treatment.
While Archie's doctors claim he is "brain-stem dead", not one medic would testify before the courts that this is definitely the case.
In fact, Archie's parents have footage of their son gripping their fingers, contrary to the doctors' claim he is "brain-stem dead".
‘There’s been many occasions where he’s held my fingers.’— GB News (@GBNEWS) July 16, 2022
Hollie Dance vows to fight the court ruling that her son, Archie Battersbee, is dead and his treatment should stop.
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Instead, Archie's mom is insisting that God should decide when her son passes, not doctors, lawyers, judges and politicians.
Archie's dad, Paul Battersbee, fell ill outside the Court of Appeals on 25 July as he awaited a ruling that upheld the hospital's right to withdraw life-support treatment.
Such is the stress, anxiety and pain that is being inflicted on these poor parents.
Please stand with this sorrowful mother and father today as they fight for their beloved son.
Sign The Petition: Let Archie Live.
And please say a prayer for Archie and his family - this was the scene before lawyers managed to submit the ECHR application:
His parents 🥺🙏 pic.twitter.com/QANNFkcgtG— 🇦🇺🇳🇿 ♀️Emma ♀️ 🇭🇺🇬🇧 (@TheCynicalHun) August 3, 2022
UK Supreme Court refuses more time for Archie's parents to appeal to UN court - LifeSiteNews
The class action is likely to rely on a recent report by Dr. Hilary Cass that resulted in Tavistock’s announcement that it would be closing. Cass’s expert review warned of the long-term and likely permanent effects of puberty-blocking drugs. Cass told NHS England that the drugs could “interrupt the process of brain maturing, affecting children’s ability to exercise judgement.” The report concluded that despite the claims of Tavistock staff that the effects of the medication were “fully reversible,” the evidence does not bear this out.
Stephanie Davies-Arai, founder of Transgender Trend, told the Daily Mail: “I would imagine that parents who did not agree with the treatment or approach may now consider a challenge.”
Many parents were told that their children needed hormone therapy, mastectomies, and castration—or they would become suicidal and kill themselves. That was a vicious lie, but this potent emotional blackmail worked on thousands of parents. Many of them now feel betrayed, devastated, and furious. They trusted these medical professionals, and their children were physically ruined as a result.
The Tavistock Clinic is closing. The U.K. government told schools earlier this week that it is against the law not to provide sex-segregated bathrooms, and that teachers are not required to use “preferred pronouns.” Dissenters from gender ideology are winning in court. And now, the lawsuits against the medical professionals who administered these treatments are beginning.
It very much appears that in the United Kingdom, at least, the transgender movement’s vice grip on the culture may finally be breaking.