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TAMPA BAY, Florida (LifeSiteNews) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has called for lawsuits against doctors who perform “gender transition” surgeries on gender-confused children. 

During an August 3 press conference, DeSantis stated that doctors should be sued for providing double mastectomies and castrations to children with gender dysphoria, Florida Voice News reported.

“[They] talk about these young kids getting ‘gender-affirming care.’ They don’t tell you what that is,” DeSantis said. “They’re actually giving very young girls double mastectomies; they want to castrate these young boys. That’s wrong.” 

“You don’t disfigure 10, 12, 13-year-old kids based on gender dysphoria. 80% of it resolves anyways by the time they get older,” DeSantis said. “I think these doctors need to get sued for what’s happening.”  

In contrast to the Biden administration pushing hormones and “sex-change” surgeries on children, the Florida Department of Health has been warning against transgender drugs and surgeries for minors. 

DeSantis’ recent condemnation of “sex-change” surgeries for children is a continuation of his defense of children against irreversible surgeries and hormone interventions.  

In June, the DeSantis administration moved to ban Medicaid coverage for “experimental” transgender surgeries and drugs. 

In July, he condemned “gender-affirming care” for children, calling it a euphemism for castration and sterilization.   

READ: DeSantis admin moves to ban Medicaid coverage for ‘experimental’ trans surgeries, drugs

Up to around 100 percent of boys and 90 percent of girls with gender dysphoria come to accept their biological sexes as they reach adulthood, according to the American Psychiatric Association, but virtually all of those started on puberty blockers later take cross-sex hormones, as LifeSite has reported. These drugs sterilize users and typically lead to devastating transgender surgeries. 

Puberty-blocking drugs, like Supprelin LA and Lupron, are linked to serious, permanent side effects, such as osteoporosis, cognitive impairment, and sterility.

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There are countless reasons to conclude modern sex-education is less about critical thinking and more about indoctrinating and sexualizing children at as young an age as possible.

Consider these 3 questions: 

  • Why are politicians around the world pushing radical transgender theories on children as young as 5? 
  • Why is the World Health Organization calling for 4 year-olds to be taught how to masturbate?
  • Why are children in schools being shown graphic images of sex and told anything goes so long as consent is established, if not to encourage our sons and daughters to become sexually active? 

A sane society would try to shield impressionable children from becoming sexualized, and encourage them not to watch pornography, take puberty blockers or mutilate their genitalia, but our schools increasingly promote these behaviors.

In reality, the media, most politicians, and many education chiefs are obliterating a parent's ability to protect their child's innocence and identity. 

We must realize: these elites want children to have THEIR values, not YOURS. SIGN THE PLEDGE!

The results of this explicit, inappropriate sex-saturated culture and education have been startling: there have never been more children claiming to be transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual, nor have we ever seen such high levels of sexual assaults by minors.

Countless politicians, media personalities and education chiefs are too busy promoting woke trends to realize that sexualizing minors amounts to grooming, and has devastating consequences in many cases.

Children whose inhibitions are broken down risk addiction to pornography, teenage pregnancy, STDs, gender dysphoria, online shaming, and a whole host of other negative outcomes. 

Parents, not the government, must be in control of what their child is taught about sex.

Just listen to the type of materials public schools in the U.S. are promoting: 

That's why we are asking you to sign the Parents' Pledge that you will pull your children out of sex-education classes if your school chooses to sexualize your child.

The Parents' Pledge is our best chance of winning back our children's schools before they're entirely lost to radical sex-obsessed teachers' unions who are foisting these curricula on teachers.

Do you really want other adults deciding what your child is exposed to? Of course not.

Please share this brand new grassroots Parents' Pledge with like-minded parents and join a growing movement of mothers and fathers who are wise to the threat of their child being led into sexual activity.



Most teachers are disturbed by their unions' push to sexualize children

Planned Parenthood tells middle-schoolers about avoiding parental consent for abortion and contraception

The corrupting influence of sex-education is causing widespread abuse among school children 

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Republican state officials are increasingly moving to defend children from irreversible transgender surgeries and drugs, as LifeSite recently reported:  

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey earlier this month signed into law a ban on transgender drugs and surgeries for minors below age 19. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey approved a bill the week before prohibiting underage “sex change” surgeries in the Grand Canyon State. 

In February, Gov. Greg Abbott directed Texas state agencies to treat “gender-transitioning procedures” for minors as child abuse and investigate parents and medical facilities responsible for “transitioning” kids. 

Florida lawmakers have introduced similar measures, but the proposals have stalled in the GOP-controlled state legislature. Gov. DeSantis said last year that he would sign such legislation if it crossed his desk.

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