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(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.”

READ: Transgender ideology is gradually erasing women and girls from reality

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.

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.

READ: UK attorney general pushes back against trans ideology in schools

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.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.