Brits Ban Puberty Blockers: Court says minors can’t consent

A High Court in the United Kingdom ruled it unlikely that minors suffering from gender dysphoria are able to give informed consent for hormone-blocking drugs. Ruth Institute Founder and President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., was greatly encouraged by this ruling.

Keira Bell, one of the plaintiffs in the case, was given the drugs at age 16 after only three one-hour appointments. At 20, she had a double mastectomy. Now at 23, she’s in the process of de-transitioning.”

Bell said that, at the time, she believed the treatment would help her “achieve happiness.” When she began trying to reverse the process last year, she confessed,

“It was heartbreaking to realise I’d gone down the wrong path.”

Bell said the drugs “irreparably damaged” her body and likely left her sterile.

Morse noted,

“Often those who experience gender dysphoria as children have other psychological issues. These children are pushed into life-altering decisions by activists intent on promoting a cause.”

In a story for The Christian Post, Brandon Showalter reported that the court asked the Tavistock clinic to provide statistics on the percentage of patients on the autism spectrum. However, the clinic did not provide this data. The high court called this lack of data analysis and apparent lack of record keeping of children with autism, “surprising.”

 

A trans-critical group based in the UK, Transgender Trend, also applauded the ruling, saying,

“The government needs to take action to remove all transgender guidance and resources from schools and social service departments to safeguard children and prevent any further teaching of the ideology to children as fact.”

Morse concluded:

“The British ruling will help bring reason into a debate often clouded by emotion and the rhetoric of victimhood.”

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By |2020-12-04T12:28:22+11:00December 4th, 2020|Children, Gender, Identity Politics, Sexual Integrity|0 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D is the founder of the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization that defends the family at home and in the public square and equips others to do the same. She is passionate about equipping family advocates with the knowledge and confidence to defend the family at home and in the public square.

Dr. Morse was a campaign spokeswoman for California’s winning Proposition 8 campaign, defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. She has authored or co-authored five books and spoken around the globe on marriage, family and human sexuality. Her work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Polish and Chuukese, the native language of the Micronesian Islands. Her newest books are The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims and 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person, coauthored with Betsy Kerekes.

She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and taught economics at Yale and George Mason Universities.

Dr. Morse was named one of the “Catholic Stars of 2013” on a list that included Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.

Dr. Morse and her husband are parents of an adopted child, a birth child, a goddaughter and were foster parents for San Diego County to eight foster children. In 2015, Dr. Morse and her husband relocated to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where the work of the Ruth Institute continues.

For a listing of Dr. Morse's current presentations, please click here. For more information, contact info@ruthinstitute.org. You can listen to many of Dr. Morse’s recent talks on the Ruth Institute podcast page.

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