(LifeSiteNews) – In a meeting with a transgender activist, Joe Biden said that he does not believe that states should have the right to ban so-called “gender-affirming care” and called action against it “immoral.”
On Sunday, President Joe Biden met with various activists at the White House in order to discuss multiple hot topics, such gun legislation, abortion access, transgenderism, economic instability, the climate crisis, and criminal justice issues for RightNowNews.
Among those invited to this exclusive meeting was Dylan Mulvaney, a grown man who identifies as a girl, who came in order to ask the president questions about his stance on transgender ideology. During this meeting, Biden voiced his opinion that choices about transgender surgeries or drugs should not be left up to the individual states.
“Mr. President, this is my 221 day of publicly transitioning,” Mulvaney began, to which Biden instantly replied “God love you.”
“I am extremely privileged to live in a state that allows me access to the resources I need, and that decision is just between me and my doctors,” Mulvaney continued. “But many states have lawmakers that feel like they can involve themselves in this very personal process. Do you think states should have a right to ban gender-affirming health care?
“I don’t think any state or anybody should have the right to do that,” said Biden. “As a moral question and a legal question – that’s just wrong.”
“No state should be able to do that in my view,” he continued. “I feel very strongly that you should have every single solitary right including use of your gender identity bathrooms in public.”
Biden said this despite the fact that countless studies have shown the dangers of “gender-affirming care,” which includes “gender-reassignment surgeries,” puberty blockers, and cross-sex hormones. He also made his comment on “gender identity bathrooms” despite the fact that such bathrooms force children and teens to share intimate facilities with members of the opposite sex, which violates their privacy rights, subjects them to needless emotional stress, and gives potential male predators a viable pretext to enter female bathrooms or lockers.
As LifeSiteNews has previously reported, puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are both linked to serious and potentially life-threatening side effects, including cardiovascular diseases. Neither type of drug has been approved by the FDA for gender dysphoria or studied in controlled clinical trials with gender-confused minors. Further, in February, Sweden effectively banned such drugs for children with gender dysphoria, citing health risks and uncertain science. Finland has issued similar guidelines.
Moreover, studies show that as few as two percent of boys and 10 percent of girls with gender dysphoria experience the condition after puberty, according to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
In the meeting, Mulvaney went on to ask the president what can be done to stop an “narrative” allegedly created by Republicans in which people who identify as “transgender” are “to blame for society’s downfall.”
Biden replied that an unwillingness to accept transgender ideology stems from the fact that people have just not been exposed to it enough.
“People fear what they don’t know,” Biden said.
“People are … just don’t know enough to know,” he went on. “And it’s not because of intellectual incapability, it’s just lack of exposure. And, and I think that it’s really important that we continue to speak out about the basic fundamental rights of all human beings.”
“What’s going on in some states, it’s just outrageous, and I think it’s immoral,” he said.
Mulvaney, an actor and TikTok star, became famous for documenting his “transition” in a compilation of TikTok videos that he entitled “Days of Girlhood,” and has since considered himself an activist for transgender ideology. While garnering over 8 million followers, he has received intense backlash for perpetrating what people are calling an extreme act of misogyny, wherein he is mocking, stereotyping, and appropriating womanhood.
“People like Dylan Mulvaney are no better than people who do blackface,” tweeted one person on Twitter. “He is a mockery and a walking insult towards real women.”
People like Dylan Mulvaney are no better than people who do blackface. He is a mockery and a walking insult towards real women.
— St0n3 (@st0n39_st0n3) October 25, 2022
“If mockery and impersonation of another’s race or culture is abhorrent, then imagine what many women feel watching this sort of display,” tweeted author Abigail Shrier.
If mockery and impersonation of another’s race or culture is abhorrent, then imagine what many women feel watching this sort of display.https://t.co/90XQ1FUp7w
— Abigail Shrier (@AbigailShrier) October 24, 2022
“The most offensive part of Mulvaney’s act is not that it debases women to the lowest stereotypes,” said Amber Athey, a journalist for the Spectator, earlier this week. “It’s that women are being told to look truth dead in the eyes and then spit in its face.”
“The reality is this: no matter how many hormones a person takes or how many times they go under the knife, they cannot become a member of the opposite sex,” she continued. “And Dylan Mulvaney is not a girl.”