A new law recently passed quietly in the California legislation that allows foster children as young as 12 years old to receive taxpayer-funded transgender treatments and services, without any parental consent or knowledge. Gov. Jerry Brown again earned his new title “Moonbeam” when he proudly signed the law.
Although the law will only have an impact on foster parents — who will have no say over whether or not the children in their care obtain these transgender services — many observers believe it will eventually be expanded to include children living with their biological parents.
“For a long time I’ve believed the Democratic Party is being run by deviants and perverts who want to have total control of how American kids are raised, how they are educated and what moral standards they are taught,” said former police detective Iris Aquino, a mother of three children. “The leftists have been fighting for years to take control of raising children and indoctrinating them with neo-Marxist economics, anti-Christian values and centralized control of all children and teenagers,” she noted.
The controversial California law, known as AB 2119, is intended to “provide that the rights of minors and non-minors in foster care, as described above, include the right to be involved in the development of case plan elements related to placement and gender affirming health care, with consideration of their gender identity.” AB 2119 was authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D).
Costs related to the treatments will reportedly be covered by tax-paying Californians, based on a provision included in the legislation.
“All children in foster care, as well as former foster youth up to 26 years of age, are entitled to Medi-Cal coverage without cost share or income or resource limits”, reads the bill. “The Medi-Cal program provides transition-related health care services when those services are determined to be medically necessary.”
A sub-provision also stipulates that all rights afforded to children in the foster care system, such as the right to confidential health and mental care, will also now apply to “gender affirming healthcare.”
“California’s ‘enlightened’ leaders have taken away the once sacred authority of parents and legal guardians. Total strangers in the government are making decisions about the sexuality of children whether we’re talking about abortion, sexual issues and gender identity. These leftists have made perversion a virtue the way they’ve made stupidity a virtue,” said political strategist Mike Barker.
Barker also noted that in most elementary schools, children can’t even get an aspirin or a antacid without parents permission and there’s no distinction between biological or foster parents.
Prior to passage of the bill, the American College of Pediatricians filed testimony against the legislation, strongly urging California legislators to reject it.
“Children with gender dysphoria believe they are not their biological sex,” the March 2018 testimony read. “A delusion is a fixed false belief. This bill proposes that foster children with gender dysphoria be socially affirmed into their delusion, and allowed to obtain experimental puberty blockers, and dangerous cross-sex hormones and surgery without parental consent.”
The American College of Pediatricians cited a number of statistics in favor of their position against the bill, including the fact that roughly 88 percent of gender dsyphoric girls and 98 percent of gender dysphoric boys will, if given time, go on to identify with their biological sex by late adolescence.
The testimony also detailed a number of dangerous side effects associated with puberty blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones. Those side effects allegedly include heart attack, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer, in addition to the fact that transgender adults are twenty times more likely to commit suicide than those in the general population.
“Passage of this legislation will allow emotionally disturbed children to consent to dangerous life-altering procedures that will not reduce their risk for suicide in the long term,” warned the American College of Pediatricians. “This would be a criminal outcome.”
AB 2119 was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on September 14.