House Republicans Mary Miller (R-IL), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) and Brian Babin (r-TX) are calling for the firing of four Department of Defense (DOD)-affiliated doctors advocating for sex-change procedures for children as young as seven years old.
Drs. David Klein, Thomas Baxter and Natasha Schvey are physicians at Travis Air Force Base in California, and Dr. Noelle Larson works at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The four physicians wrote in an article for the American Journal of Public Health that “children can begin participating in their medical decision-making as early as age seven years” and that “youths … have an inherent ability and right” to hormones and sex-change operations.
The doctors claim that providing hormones and sex-change operations for minors can improve force readiness, so military doctors should be trained in the field.
In a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin the congressional members asked if these doctors were fired.
“If DOD advocates for the chemical castration of 7–year–old children to further a radical leftwing political agenda, we lose our moral standing in the world. The nations and people caught in the middle of the 21st Century struggle between American dominance or Chinese dominance will view us as morally lost,” reads the letter.
Biden administration officials in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have advocated for the use of taxpayer dollars to fund sex-change operations. Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at HHS, has argued insurance companies that refuse to fund transgender surgery procedures illegally discriminate on the basis of sex.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the House that the Biden administration views hormones and sex-change operations as “life-saving” and “medically necessary, and “safe,” ignoring FDA guidance noting that blockers may cause fluid buildup in the skull.
“It is incredibly disappointing to hear that Department of Defense personnel are advocating for the chemical castration of our children,” Harshbarger stated. “Our armed forces must be focused on the threat our adversaries pose and the defense of our nation, not radical gender ideologies. By embracing a woke agenda, the DoD is abandoning its core mission at a time when American global dominance is under attack.”
Subscribe to our evening newsletter to stay informed during these challenging times!!