Sanity returning to politics at last. Why it should be controversial to assert that children can't make adult decisions is a testament to the power of the gender ideology indoctrination we've all been subjected to, particularly over the last 10 years or so. Humans can be convinced of virtually anything if authority figures assure them it's true and even more so when the penalty for not believing is social opprobrium (i.e. being called a "transphobe"). Danielle Smith is one cool character, able to calmly articulate the rationale for this bill despite the hysterical reactions of her detractors, including among the media. She's far more courageous than the overwhelming majority of Australian politicians. Hats off to her.

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Federal Health Minister Mark Holland said he was “deeply disturbed” by Alberta’s proposed policy, which he claimed “places kids at risk [because] problems around sexual identity” were a leading cause of youth suicide.

“So, affirming gender, making sure that kids and families have the healthcare they need on extremely sensitive issues, is so very important,” Mr Holland said.”

And this is exactly how parents are scared into supporting affirmation albeit reluctantly for their children

But there is no evidence at all, not even a suggestion that affirmation reduces the suicide risk of these children.

So claims by proponents that it does is fraudulent and should be forbidden in any consent discussions with these children and their parents.

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I wonder if Health Minister Holland is aware of the the good news that there is has been no documented case of child suicide related to gender dysphoria in Australia?

Perhaps the Ministers concern as it relates to child suicide could be directed to an ever present reality:

The age-specific death rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child suicide is 8.3 deaths per 100,000 compared to 2.1 per 100,000 for non-Indigenous children.

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Leave the adults alone!

That should be the mantra for those who want to protect children AND protect the freedom of adults to choose medical transitioning, if that is their desire.

It sounds like Premier Smith is correctly threading the needle with this policy. I certainly hope she won't follow American Republicans, like Gov. Abbott of Texas, who are trying to impose their draconian anti-transitioning policies on trans identifying adults or on minors in other jurisdictions.

As is generally the case, it is the extremes that are the problem.

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