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AUSTIN, Texas, July 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The record number of vote fraud cases currently awaiting trial in the Lone Star State is more than enough to show that election integrity is a real issue necessitating legislation, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued Monday.
State and national Democrats have been intensifying their opposition to Republican-backed legislation to strengthen the state’s election rules, with President Joe Biden calling it “21st-century Jim Crow assault” on voting rights and dozens of Democrat state legislatures fleeing the state in hopes of denying the Texas House the quorum necessary to pass the bill (which passed the Texas Senate 18-4 Tuesday evening).
“In my office we have over 500 cases waiting to go [to] trial,” Paxton told Fox & Friends host Todd Piro in response to the talking point that vote fraud is a manufactured issue, CNS News reported. “We have other investigations, over 300. We have more voter fraud cases than we have ever had. That's just a fact.”
“And so we need to talk about the fact that we are dealing with this issue and that we do need legislation to make sure that voter fraud is not prevalent so people can count on the elections being true and that the right people are being elected,” Paxton continued.
In 2019, LifePetitions launched a similar petition on behalf of Jeff Younger (the father) and his son James, asking for support and for the Texas state authorities to intervene in a unbelievable case in which the Dallas courts keep flip-flopping over which parent has parental rights and, ultimately, whether or not James must be forced to live as a girl and suffer the trauma of so-called gender "transitioning," as his mom believes he is a girl.
Incredibly, we now seem to be back at square one.
Jeff Younger currently has a gag order put on him, which prohibits him to speak out in defense of his son. But, because he has recently decided to ignore that order, to save his son from irreversible surgery, this brave Dad now faces possible arrest.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which does two things: 1) Supports Jeff Younger (again, the Dad) in his fight to save his son, James, from so-called gender "transitioning;" and, 2) Calls on Texas' Attorney General to intervene in this case and quash the gag order against Mr. Younger.
CLICK HERE to WATCH the latest LifeSite interview with Jeff Younger. Hear about the latest developments with his son, as well as the real dangers of gender reassignment surgery and other “transititioning” methods.
Currently, even though he shares 50/50 parental rights to James, which has allowed him to stop the chemical castration of his son, Jeff’s ex-wife recently sued to have full parental rights and to "give her sole medical and psychological decision making."
Jeff is also being threatened with jail time from the gag order, which he believes was intentionally done to stop him from helping pass legislation in Texas to ban sex-change surgeries for minors.
Jeff says that the gag order "prohibits me from speaking on all manner of political topics. And I’m not even allowed to tell you in that gag order whether my son’s a boy or girl."
But Jeff is speaking out, no matter what, because of the real danger that his son is in if he undergoes "transition" surgery.
Indeed, so-called gender "transitions" present many unsafe effects, some desired, some undesired, though all dangerous for one's physical and mental health.
Puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones have not been proven safe. For example, the FDA has NOT approved Lupron and GnRH analogues for use in blocking puberty.
Risks associated with these pharmaceuticals include: low bone density, high blood pressure, weight gain, abnormal glucose tolerance, breast cancer, liver disease, thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease.
And, additional risks and potential harms include:
For Males: Stunting of penile and testicular growth, sexual dysfunction, prevention of spermatogenesis, and disruption of normal brain and bone development.
For Females: A menopause-like state, blockade of normal breast development, decreased blood flow to vagina and vulva, sexual dysfunction, thinning of vaginal epithelium, vaginal atrophy, prevention of menses/ovulation, and disruption of normal brain and bone development.
In other words, these medications can sterilize and cause medical harm to vulnerable, confused children.
And, the stunning part about this: studies show that 85% of gender confused children eventually become comfortable with the sex of their bodies.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which supports Jeff Younger, a Texas Dad, who is fighting to prevent his son, James, from being "turned into a girl." At the same time, we appeal to Texas State Attorney General, to intervene in this case and quash the gag order against Jeff.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Save James: Father risks arrest to save 9-year-old son from forced gender-transition': https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/save-james-father-risks-arrest-to-save-9-year-old-son-from-forced-gender-transition
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DANGERS OF PUSHING GENDER IDEOLOGY ON CHILDREN:
Many eminent psychiatrists are now speaking against the faulty notion that sex is fluid and a matter of choice. In particular, they are concerned about the welfare of children and young people in this regard.
Dr Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins University, who has researched the occurrence of gender dysphoria for 40 years, has stated that the notion of gender fluidity "is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges". [See more below.]
And, the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is definite about the promotion of transgenderism as being harmful public policy:
"Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: 'XY' and 'XX' are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived, either male or female…Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents…” [Read more below.]
Here is what Dr Paul McHugh said on this topic: https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgendered-men-dont-become-women-they-become
This is the ACP statement on Gender Ideology: http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-children
About the medical risks associated with medical interventions to attempt to change the sex of the body: https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/01/59422/
About some of the unconscionable practices some medical professionals are engaged in:
In reality, the proposed law is much milder that Democrat characterizations suggest, and in some ways even milder than what many conservatives would prefer.
According to a summary from Business Insider, the bill specifies the number of hours counties must allow early voting with localities no longer being able to offer 24-hour overnight early voting; requires early voting to be conducted in a fixed building instead of a “moveable structure” (i.e., “drive-thru voting”); requires voters to submit a number from a state-issued identification with absentee ballots; makes it a felony to send unsolicited absentee ballot applications (regardless of the recipients’ eligibility); strengthens partisan observers’ equal access to the polls; toughens penalties for paid ballot collection (i.e., “vote harvesting”); and requires that individuals “assisting” impaired or elderly voters fill out ballots state their relationship to the voter.
While many of the above changes are welcome news to those concerned about election integrity, many would prefer that voting by mail either be abolished entirely or confined to certain circumstances, such as U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. The legislation also has a few provisions included at Democrat insistence, including a requirement that election officials notify anyone who sends in an absentee ballot with a missing or mismatched signature and gives them an opportunity to correct it, and a provision in the House version of the bill protecting “against a person being convicted of a crime for voting a provisional ballot while unknowingly ineligible.”
These concessions have done nothing to soften the left-wing furor against the bill and others like it across the country, which were driven by widespread fears over fraud in last November’s presidential election. Conservatives have accused Democrats and their allies of trying to intimidate states that persist in questioning Biden’s victory, which came under suspicion thanks in large part to last year’s drastic expansion of no-excuse mail voting and relaxed standards for absentee ballots.
Meanwhile, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says of the Democrat lawmakers who fled the capitol, “”As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.” He also vowed to “call a special session after special session after special session all the way up until election next year” if Democrats continue to obstruct the legislative process.