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May 28Liked by Bernard Lane

The very name of this bill is damning: why would the LG component of the mythical collective be supporting gay conversion therapy? The ones with insight are intelligent opponents of this ideology. The social contagion is less of a concern to the defenders of gay rights, with the grooming and exploitation of these minors being more their focus. Most doctors seem unaware of social contagion.

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It is apparent that the ease of access to ‘gender transition’ for minors is being questioned globally. Norway, U.K. Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway and Finland limit the use of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones only if they meet strict eligibility requirements in the context of a tightly controlled research setting.

In the United States a total of 25 of the 50 states now have restrictions on gender-affirming care through the enactment of laws that prohibit gender-affirming surgical procedures, puberty blocking medication, hormone therapies, or all three.

Meanwhile, while the door is closing around the world, forward thinking New South Wales is proposing legislation that would enhance access to ‘transition’ by taking parents out of the equation.

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May 28·edited May 28

This is what puzzles me no end- why is there even a debate?

Why do sensible medicos fight for this %#@*? I mean- to the extent they separate a child from caregivers? This falls under the definitions of abuse, malpractice.

All I can think of is zealous missionaries taking children from their parents with the vigor of an ego misguided by patronising self importance.

What makes this dangerous lunacy so accepted?

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It's been presented to them as akin to gay liberation, a galvanising civil rights cause to be defended against bigoted and abusive parents.

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Why stop at trans? Honestly.

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The law targets medical & dental treatment generally but the context and explanatory notes show the treatment of interest is gender medicine.

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If someone decides they are a fish, do they get a swimming pool? That is, if they’re over 18. Why stop? If someone decides they are dysergic and cannot work, do they get lifelong salary. I mean, if you can choose to “be” anything on a whim, why not go for more creative ends

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