‘Our doctors have every reason to fear that if they say no, that they’re not going to, that the federal government is going to try to take away their federal funding based on that conscientious practice of medicine,’ said Chris Schandevel of Alliance Defending Freedom.
Dr. Jill Simons, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, said in a statement that she hopes the ‘Biological Integrity Initiative will be a valuable, practical resource for everyone involved.’
The American College of Pediatricians responded to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ reiterated stance on medical intervention for gender-confused minors, maintaining that the trend is abusive but agreeing with the liberal organization on its call for a systematic review of data showing the impact of the so-called treatments.
‘Subjecting a child to genital mutilation through reassignment surgery creates a 'genuine threat of substantial harm from physical injury to the child,'' Republican Gov. Greg Abbott wrote to the Texas Department of Family Protective Services.