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California fast tracking foster children into sterility

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stealthsquirrelnutkin Mon 29-Oct-18 18:48:17

www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2018/10/42612/

Eugenics rides again under the guise of the transgender foster child bill. The law assures that trans-identified foster children will have the legal right and full support of the state to go as far down the path of medical and surgical transition as each vulnerable child chooses. It is the removal of protection from sexually confused minors couched in a deep parlance of ideology, not science. The proposed therapies enrich hospitals, drug companies, tech firms, and medical personnel at the expense of misled children.

VickyEadie Mon 29-Oct-18 19:04:18

The law assures that trans-identified foster children will have the legal right and full support of the state to go as far down the path of medical and surgical transition as each vulnerable child chooses.

What's the betting they aren't allowed to get a tattoo until they're at least 16, though?

Materialist Mon 29-Oct-18 19:18:42

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PaleBlueMoonlight Mon 29-Oct-18 19:30:28

Reading the legislation, it really is terrifying.

RedToothBrush Mon 29-Oct-18 19:33:00

Eugenics is the right word here. What are the life chances of a Foster child in the US?

What happens to youths raised in our chaotic and dysfunctional foster care system? The outlook for most is grim, given their histories of broken relationships and unstable educational experiences. They are far more likely to become teen parents, be chronically unemployed, and spend their lives in poverty than other young people.

Moreover, recent studies have shown that young adults exiting the foster care system are prime targets for predators running sex-trafficking rings. In a study of youths held for prostitution in California, for example, most had come from foster care.
Extract from:
theconversation.com/the-hidden-harms-of-the-us-foster-care-system-49700

OlennasWimple Mon 29-Oct-18 19:35:05

This is utterly horrific. Anyone who supports this shit clearly doesn't actually care for children, particularly vulnerable children

Materialist Mon 29-Oct-18 20:00:28

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GrinitchSpinach Mon 29-Oct-18 20:08:47

This is repugnant.

RandomMess Mon 29-Oct-18 20:15:21

Urgh it feels like they're being used as guinea-pigs to an unsound ideology angrysad

PerryPerryThePlatypus Mon 29-Oct-18 20:31:06

Sounds like experimentation and almost Mengele-esque.

Prawnofthepatriarchy Mon 29-Oct-18 23:47:05

That's a brilliant article, just packed with resources.

Was interested to see that the NHS launched the largest study of trans children in the world in 2016. No findings published yet.

HamiltonCork Tue 30-Oct-18 07:47:33

Give it 30yrs and the govt will be issuing a formal apology.

Iused2BanOptimist Tue 30-Oct-18 07:57:01

Prawn any meaningful study needs to involve long term follow up. I think we'll be seeing the court cases before we see the results of a respectable study.

HandsOffMyRights Tue 30-Oct-18 08:10:40

Chilling - the thought that some are pushing for this to be passed.

Absolute respect for those who are standing up to this. Why the hell they should even have to, is another grim story.

That list of the implications of drugs and surgery on children should be read by Butterfly fans, ITV, Red Productions and Anna Friel.
I'll throw in Emma Watson, too.

Iused2BanOptimist Tue 30-Oct-18 08:15:13

Agree HandsoffmyRights
They should have to read it out at the end of every program.

How anyone could listen to such compelling evidence and still steamroller ahead in the opposite direction is a mystery. Does the old rule "follow the money" apply?

HandsOffMyRights Tue 30-Oct-18 09:48:38

lused, I think it does. I can't think of any reason why people do this apart from the age old, sex, money and power.

Prawnofthepatriarchy Tue 30-Oct-18 12:04:07

Sorry, Iused2BanOptimist, I should have said that you wouldn't expect results after two years. I was just interested to hear that the study had been started, given that research has been so much targeted and discouraged by TRAs.

I hadn't heard about the study before. I assume that better informed posters knew all about it.

Iused2BanOptimist Tue 30-Oct-18 12:13:47

Prawn I knew you would know. I meant to just clarify that probably the fall out and law cases will come before we can expect results from a large scale longitudinal study. (Not sure how many participants/length of time this study is going to involve - did I miss that?). In any case, as these children will have been set upon the path of lifelong medicalisation they should ALL be followed up. Within the NHS it ought to be reasonably straightforward to do a retrospective study. But the results will be too late to protect the current crop of teens.

Micke Tue 30-Oct-18 12:40:05

Jesus Christ - I've heard of religious fundamentalists wanting to pay poor women to be sterilised, but this is a step more horrific even than that.

Prawnofthepatriarchy Tue 30-Oct-18 15:38:48

It's framing to be as bad - or even worse - than the terrible crime that was the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.

Iused2BanOptimist Tue 30-Oct-18 16:19:34

Gosh Prawn that's terrible. Never heard of it before.

Prawnofthepatriarchy Tue 30-Oct-18 18:35:44

Medical scandals are a bit of a specialist subject of mine. It used to be an area I wrote about professionally.

The child satanic abuse scandal was another one. It became accepted that there were cults all over the UK and America who were ritually abusing kids, even murdering babies.

Despite no one finding any of these cults, which were supposed to be functioning under our noses everywhere, quite a number of children were removed from their totally innocent parents.

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