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Lawsuits by Detransitioners Skyrocket as Transgender Movement Retreats

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Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

Lawsuits by Detransitioners Skyrocket as Transgender Movement Retreats

WASHINGTON / April 15, 2024 – The transgender movement is facing setbacks on multiple fronts (1). Last week a comprehensive review of gender identity services for youth in the United Kingdom concluded (2):

  • “The strengths and weaknesses of the evidence base on the care of children and young people are often misrepresented and overstated.”
  • Thousands of young people received life-altering treatments with “no good evidence on the long-term outcomes of interventions to manage gender-related distress.”
  • “Social justice” ideology is driving medical decision-making, and “the toxicity of the debate” has created an environment “where professionals are so afraid to openly discuss their views.”

In 2007 Boston Children’s Hospital opened the first pediatric gender clinic in the United States. The hospital boasted its Gender Multispecialty Service has “expanded our program to welcome patients from ages 3 to 25.” During the following years, trans medicine became a major money-maker, as nearly 9,000 transgender surgeries were performed annually in the United States (3) with a market value of $1.9 billion in 2021 (4).

Medical treatments for gender dysphoria typically include puberty blockers, cross-sex hormone treatments, and eventually surgery on the genitals and breasts. The Mayo Clinic claims on its website that puberty blockers “don’t cause permanent physical changes. Instead, they pause puberty.” (5)

But numerous research studies point to the opposite conclusion (6).  A recent study, for example, reveals that puberty blockers for boys cause mild to severe sex gland atrophy, resulting in long-term fertility problems (7).

The effects of gender treatments are profound. Surgically transitioned persons are unable to have sexual relations, or to father or bear children. Their mental health often deteriorates. Their pain is psychological, social, and physical.

Sometimes these persons come to realize that they made a grave mistake and decide to detransition.

On May 10, 2022, the first detransitioner lawsuit was filed, against the Permanente Medical Group in California (8). Seven months later, Camille Kiefel filed a similar lawsuit in Oregon against the Quest Center for Integrative Health, which had performed a double mastectomy on her (9). Now, the number of detransitioner and wrongful death lawsuits has increased eight-fold, according to Transition Justice (10).

These lawsuits allege a breach of the standard of care, including failing to perform a mental health evaluation, lack of informed consent, and battery.

One of the leading law firms in this area, Campbell Miller Payne (11), reports that medical providers are beginning to shut down their gender modification services, such as Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Washington University in St. Louis.

But inexplicably, the Biden Department of Education is moving ahead with its plan to finalize a new Title IX regulation that would change the definition of sex to include “gender identity.” (12)

Marxist Shulamith Firestone once revealed that the goal of the feminist revolution is the elimination of the “sex distinction itself: genital differences between human beings would no longer matter culturally…The tyranny of the biological family would be broken.” (13)

Future historians will marvel how a neo-Marxist ideology ignited a global gender hysteria, giving rise to the most egregious examples of medical malpractice in recorded history.

Links:

  1. https://www.saveservices.org/2024/03/as-donald-trump-calls-for-abolition-of-dept-of-education-transgender-advocates-face-major-setbacks/
  2. https://cass.independent-review.uk/home/publications/final-report/
  3. https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/sex-reassignment-surgery-market
  4. https://www.grandviewresearch.com/press-release/us-sex-reassignment-surgery-market-analysis
  5. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gender-dysphoria/in-depth/pubertal-blockers/art-20459075
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9886596/#:~:text=Puberty%20blockers%20may%20have%20negative,et%20al.%2C%202017
  7. https://www.foxnews.com/health/puberty-blockers-could-cause-long-term-fertility-health-boys-study-may-be-permanent
  8. https://detranshelp.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Richard-Ikechukwu-Anumene-Frirst-Amended-Complaint-Filed.pdf
  9. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f232ea74d8342386a7ebc52/t/63a0afdfc02f9322762974cf/1671475168006/Kiefel+First+Amended+Complaint+%28file+stamped%29.pdf
  10. https://www.transitionjustice.org/
  11. https://www.cmppllc.com/
  12. https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/03/education-department-title-ix-00139459
  13. https://www.marxists.org/subject/women/authors/firestone-shulamith/dialectic-sex.htm
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As Donald Trump Calls for Abolition of Dept. of Education, Transgender Advocates Face Major Setbacks

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As Donald Trump Calls for Abolition of Dept. of Education, Transgender Advocates Face Major Setbacks

WASHINGTON / March 20, 2024 – In his recent address to the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media convention, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced his intention to dismantle the U.S. Department of Education. “We’re going to end the so-called Department of Education. We might have one desk, one person, just to make sure everyone is speaking English,” Trump announced during his keynote speech (1).

Much of the controversy stems from the Department of Education’s plan to issue a new policy that redefines sex to include “gender identity.” Such a change would give a boost to controversial initiatives to allow children to change their gender without parental permission (2).

Transgender advocates have seen a series of major setbacks in the past three weeks:

  1. Indiana Ban: On February 27, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision to allow Indiana’s SB 480 to go into effect. The law prohibits physicians from providing “Gender Affirming Medical Care” for minors (3).
  2. WPATH Files: On March 4, leaked files from the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) revealed that the organization removed minimum-age requirements for children to start puberty blockers or undergoing sexual-modification surgeries, and members frequently discuss improvising treatments as they go along (4).
  3. Health Plan Coverage: On March 4, a federal judge in North Dakota ruled that the Christian Employers Alliance could not be mandated to offer health insurance coverage for gender transition treatments (5).
  4. Suicide Attempts: On March 11, a California study revealed that men who undergo a vaginoplasty procedure to become a transgender female experience an attempted suicide rate that is double their pre-procedure suicide attempt rate (6).
  5. NCAA Lawsuit: On March 14, the Independent Council on Women’s Sports filed a highly publicized lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletics Association for allowing transgender athletes to compete against women and use female locker rooms (7).

To date, 22 states have banned gender transition treatments for minors (8): AL, AZ, AR, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KY, LA, MS, MT, NE, NC, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, and WV.

In support of these developments, SAVE is inviting candidates for political office to sign the “Candidate Pledge to Protect Schools, Children, and Families from the Federal Title IX Plan.” The Pledge states,

When elected to office, I pledge to work to assure that:

  1. Schools and other organizations shall utilize the traditional binary definition of “sex.”
  2. Schools shall obtain prior consent from parents for any use of gender pronouns, or gender-dysphoria counseling or treatments.
  3. Parents shall have the right to examine and opt their children out of any school curricula dealing with sexuality and gender identity.
  4. Schools shall only allow biological females to participate in women’s sports, enter women’s locker rooms, and use women’s bathrooms.
  5. Schools shall adhere to Constitutional due process procedures to protect falsely accused males from Title IX complaints.
  6. Schools and other institutions shall fully uphold Constitutional free speech guarantees.

The Candidate Pledge can be viewed online (9).  To date, 68 lawmakers from 20 states have signed the statement (10). Candidates can indicate their support for the Pledge by sending a confirmatory email to: rthompson@saveservices.org

Citations:

  1. https://joemessina.com/2024/03/trump-promises-to-abolish-department-of-education-during-speech-in-nashville/
  2. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/network/gender-transitioning/
  3. https://twitter.com/SarahPPerry/status/1765106284880126102
  4. https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/03/an-international-transgender-conspiracy-has-been-unmasked/
  5. https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/christian-employers-do-not-have-cover-gender-transition-judge-rules-2024-03-04/
  6. https://dailycaller.com/2024/03/13/trans-womens-suicide-rate-doubled-after-vaginoplasty-new-study-finds/
  7. https://www.forbes.com/sites/maryroeloffs/2024/03/14/athletes-sue-ncaa-for-allowing-transgender-women-to-compete-use-locker-rooms/?sh=404e50e2842e
  8. https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/104425
  9. https://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-Pledge-to-Protect-Schools-Children-and-Families2.pdf
  10. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/lawmakers/pledge/
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National Outrage Over Biden Title IX Plan

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Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

National Outrage Over Biden Title IX Plan

WASHINGTON / February 28, 2024 – America is witnessing a seismic shift in popular views about President Biden’s Title IX plan to expand the definition of sex to include “gender identity.” (1) Such a change would impose dramatic changes on women’s sports, gender transitioning, parental rights, free speech, due process, and more (2).

The following events took place during a five-day period in mid-February, revealing a historic shift in the national mood:

  1. February 13: St. Louis Park Schools in blue-state Minneapolis agreed to allow six Somali-American families to opt out of instruction that featured “LGBTQ-affirming” books (3).
  2. February 14: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis boldly announced, “The Biden Administration is plunging ahead with a radical re-write of Title IX, seeking to impose gender ideology on K-12 schools all across the country….In Florida, we will not abide by it.” (4)
  3. February 17: Democrat-turned-Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced, “I don’t think somebody who is born a biological male should be competing in consequential women’s sports.” (5)

The issue that has generated the strongest public reaction is women’s sports, which are now imperiled by policies that allow biological males to compete against women.

In early February, Collegiate Charter School in Massachusetts played a basketball game against the KIPP Academy. The KIPP team had a member who was a 6-foot tall, biological male who identified as female. During the first half of the game, the male injured three of the Collegiate players, depleting the team’s roster and forcing the coach to forfeit the competition (6).

The incident went viral on social media and sparked public outrage. Retired University of North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell charged, “I don’t care if you had an operation or took hormones or what. Having to play against a transgender is not fair and it’s not equal.” (7)

The Collegiate Charter School incident was not the first time that a female was injured under similar circumstances.

Last November, a field hockey player for Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in Massachusetts had her teeth knocked out and suffered facial injuries when a Swampscott High School male player who identifies as a female hit the ball directly at her face.

In North Carolina, volleyball player Payton NcNabb suffered head and neck injuries and a concussion after a transgender player spiked the ball at her.

After USA Boxing announced it was going to admit biological males to compete against biological women, attorney Jenna Ellis accused the organization of wanting to “get women killed.” (8)  Rep. Lauren Bobert (R-Colo.) denounced the scheme as “pathetic and disgusting.”

Numerous opinion polls show a strong majority of Americans opposes the Biden Gender Agenda (9). SAVE urges persons to submit testimony to the federal Office of Management and Budget to record their strong opposition to the new Title IX regulation.

Instructions how to schedule the testimony are available online: https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/abolish-doe/

Links:

  1. https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-proposed-changes-title-ix-regulations-invites-public-comment
  2. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/network/
  3. https://firstliberty.org/media/minnesota-school-district-grants-opt-out-from-sexual-curriculum-to-somali-american-families/
  4. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/16/desantis-biden-sneaks-plan-to-impose-gender-ideology-on-k-12-schools-n2635363
  5. https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/robert-f-kennedy-jr-says-transgender-athletes-shouldnt-compete-against-biological
  6. https://www.gazettextra.com/news/nation_world/massachusetts-interscholastic-athletic-association-comments-on-viral-girls-basketball-game-after-player-injury-ignites-transgender/article_fd35ae9e-7eb0-569d-8196-f0b7269a9881.html
  7. https://www.ntd.com/two-high-school-girl-basketball-players-in-massachusetts-injured-by-transgender-player-from-other-team_975406.html
  8. https://twitter.com/JennaEllisEsq/status/1741520837688115592
  9. https://www.saveservices.org/2024/02/public-opinion-polls-reveal-growing-public-opposition-to-policies-driven-by-gender-agenda/
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Sounding the Alarm: Call for Americans to Oppose Biden Title IX Plan!

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Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

Sounding the Alarm: Call for Americans to Oppose Biden Title IX Plan!

WASHINGTON / February 20, 2024 – A new poll of 1,600 persons reveals a majority of registered voters across the political spectrum now support state laws that would require children to wait until age 18 before they can receive transgender treatments: Republicans: 73%; Independents: 71%; and Democrats: 61%. (1)

The controversy came to light last week in New Hampshire where a new record was set in the girls’ high jump competition. Maelle Jacques succeeded in jumping 5’1”, breaking the previous female record by a full inch (2). But the athletic accomplishment was overshadowed by the fact that Jacques is a biological male who now identifies as transgender.

Similar reports have become commonplace for a range of concerns related to Title IX, the federal sex discrimination law: Due process for falsely accused male students (3), gender transitioning of underage minors (4), pronoun mandates (5), campus free speech (6), and more.

The uproar springs from a controversial 2022 Department of Education proposal to change the definition of sex to include “gender identity” (7). The Title IX plan has faced strong opposition across the country:

  • Numerous attorneys general and federal lawmakers issued statements of opposition (8).
  • 25 Republican governors called on the Biden administration to withdraw its proposed changes to Title IX. (9)
  • Nearly 60 political candidates signed a Pledge to “Protect Schools, Children, and Families from the Federal Title IX Plan” (10)

In addition, 23 states have banned gender transitioning among children (11), 10 states outlawed pronoun mandates (12), and 23 states enacted laws to protect women’s sports from transgender athletes (13).

On February 2, the Department of Education forwarded its controversial regulation to the federal Office for Management and Budget for final approval.

SAVE is urging the American public to speak out in strong opposition to the Biden Title IX plan. We invite you to contact the Office for Management and Budget to politely express your concerns. For details how to schedule a meeting, visit: https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/abolish-doe/

Links:

  1. https://www.dailywire.com/news/majority-of-voters-support-state-laws-protecting-children-from-trans-procedures-poll
  2. https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2024/02/12/watch-male-high-jumper-obliterates-girls-state-record-in-new-hampshire-high-school-championship/
  3. https://www.wcia.com/sports/your-illini-nation/judge-rules-in-favor-of-shannon-jr-in-temporary-restraining-order-case/
  4. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-13021149/montana-family-loses-custody-teen-daughter-gender-transition.html
  5. https://gibm.substack.com/p/student-suspended-for-using-wrong
  6. https://speechfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2-9-24-PR-Tenth-CIRCUIT-SPEECH-FIRST-Wins.pdf
  7. https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-proposed-changes-title-ix-regulations-invites-public-comment
  8. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/lawmakers/
  9. https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/12/politics/republican-governors-letter-transgender-sports-ban-title-ix/index.html
  10. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/lawmakers/pledge/
  11. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/network/gender-transitioning/
  12. https://www.edweek.org/leadership/pronouns-for-trans-nonbinary-students-the-states-with-laws-that-restrict-them-in-schools/2023/06
  13. https://concernedwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/womens-sports-2023-August-States-Act-to-Protect-Female-Athletes-from-Discrimination.pdf
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Public Opposition Mounts As Media Accounts Spotlight Transgender Tragedies

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Public Opposition Mounts As Media Accounts Spotlight Transgender Tragedies

February 14, 2024 – Abandoned by her birth-mother at an early age, Jennifer Kolstad had experienced a variety of mental health problems. After she began to identify as a boy at age 13, her parents cautioned that she was too young to make such a life-altering decision. When her parents refused to approve gender-transitioning procedures, the Montana CPS forcibly removed her from the family home (1).

Most Americans favor laws that protect adult transgender persons from discriminatory policies in jobs and housing (2). But driven by federal policy (3), transgender “horror-stories” such as the Montana case are serving to bolster public opposition to these practices.

A 2021 Gallup poll found that 62% of Americans believed that transgender athletes should be allowed to play only on teams that matched their birth sex. When the same poll was repeated in 2023, the percentage of Americans supporting such bans had increased to 69%. (4)

Five other national surveys conducted in 2023 reveal consistent opposition to transgender policies:

Deseret News/HarrisX (5): 55% of respondents support banning gender hormone therapy on minors, and 61% want to prohibit surgical interventions to change a child’s sex.

Summit Ministries (6): 77% of voters believe that allowing males who identify as female to compete against biological women in college female sports has been harmful to women’s sports.

CRC Research and Parents Defending Education (7): 74% of registered voters believe that schools should not be allowed to help students change their gender identity without parental consent.

Scripps News/You Gov (8):

  • 54% of Americans support a federal ban on transgender females competing in school athletics.
  • 44% say they want “laws that would restrict and, or ban transgender care for minors, even with parents’ consent,” while 34% oppose such measures.

KFF/Washington Post (9):

  • 57% of American adults believe a person’s gender is based on their biological sex at birth.
  • 67% do not think that biological males should be allowed to compete in women’s sports competitions at the high school level.
  • 65% don’t believe that biological males should be allowed to compete in women’s athletics in college or professionally.
  • 77% of American adults believe it is inappropriate for teachers to discuss their transgender identities with students in kindergarten to third grade.

Since 2022, 15 national polls have been conducted on a variety of transgender-related issues, revealing a national consensus against so-called “gender affirming” policies for children and youth (10).  Lawmakers who support such policies are likely to face a negative response from voters during the upcoming November elections.

Citations:

  1. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-13021149/montana-family-loses-custody-teen-daughter-gender-transition.html
  2. https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2022/06/28/americans-complex-views-on-gender-identity-and-transgender-issues/
  3. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/25/2021-01761/preventing-and-combating-discrimination-on-the-basis-of-gender-identity-or-sexual-orientation
  4. https://news.gallup.com/poll/507023/say-birth-gender-dictate-sports-participation.aspx
  5. https://www.deseret.com/2023/1/18/23548597/transgender-issues-in-schools-and-states-new-poll
  6. https://www.summit.org/about/press/poll-nearly-80-percent-say-womens-sports-harmed-by-allowing-transgender-competitors/
  7. https://wpde.com/news/nation-world/most-us-voters-support-parental-consent-in-school-gender-identity-policies-study-shows-parents-defending-education-pde-crc-research-parent-rights
  8. https://www.10news.com/scripps-news-poll-americans-largely-support-restricting-trans-rights
  9. https://nypost.com/2023/05/05/majority-of-americans-believe-gender-determined-at-birth-against-biological-males-in-womens-sports/
  10. https://www.saveservices.org/2024/02/public-opinion-polls-reveal-growing-public-opposition-to-policies-driven-by-gender-agenda/
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Public Opinion Polls Reveal Growing Public Opposition to Policies Driven by ‘Gender Agenda’

 

Public Opinion Polls Reveal Growing Public Opposition to Policies Driven by ‘Gender Agenda’

SAVE

February 12, 2024. Updated in February and June, 2024.

Fifteen national polls were conducted in 2022 and 2023 to gauge public opinion about a variety of Gender Agenda issues, including parental rights, women’s sports, classroom instruction, and gender transitioning among underage children and youth.

Two polls were conducted in January, 2024:

  • A poll of 1,600 registered voters revealed a majority of persons across the political spectrum now support state laws that would require children to wait until age 18 before they can receive transgender treatments: Republicans: 73%; Independents: 71%; and Democrats: 61%.
  • A NORC poll asked 1,624 adults to weigh in on whether trans athletes of both sexes should be permitted to participate in sports leagues that correspond to their preferred gender identity instead of their biological sex. Two-thirds of the respondents said it should be permitted “never” or “in rare cases.”

All of the polls were representative of the US population.

2022 Polls

May 31 – Survey: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Parents’ Rights

  • Topics addressed: Parental Rights
  • Sample size: 1.002 people
  • Name of poll sponsor:  Parental Rights Foundation and the Heart and Mind Strategies

June 2 – 50th Anniversary of Title IX, June 2022 – Majority of Americans and Sports Fans Think Title IX Has Been A Net Positive

  • Topics addressed: Title IX and Women’s Sports
  • Sample size: 1,121 National Adults
  • Name of poll sponsor: Marist Center for Sports Communication – Marist National Poll

June 6 — 63% of Americans Oppose Expanding Definition of Sex to Include ‘Gender Identity’

  • Topics addressed: Definition of Sex, Women’s Sports, Parental Consent, Parental Opt-Out
  • Sample size: 2,566 adults
  • Name of poll sponsor – SAVE

June 16 – Poll Says 30% of Americans Believe Transgender Women Should Play Female Sports

  • Topics addressed: Women’s Sports
  • Sample size: 1,503 people
  • Name of poll sponsor – Washington Post and University of Maryland

June 28 – Americans’ Complex Views on Gender Identity and Transgender Issues

  • Topics addressed: Gender Transition, Parental Rights
  • Sample size: 10,188 U.S. adults
  • Name of poll sponsor: Pew Research Center Survey

June 29 – Americans are deeply divided on transgender rights, a poll shows

  • Topics addressed: Women’s Sports/Gender Transitioning
  • Sample size:1,028 Adults 18+
  • Name of poll sponsor: NPR-Ipsos Poll

July 27 – Parents Defending Education Poll: 62% of voters think gender identity activists “going too far”

  • Topics addressed: Gender Identity, Women’s Sports
  • Sample size: 1,010 adults
  • Name of poll sponsor: Parents Defending Education

September 15: How Americans view policy proposals on transgender and gender identity issues, and where such policies exist

  • Topics addressed: Women’s Sports, Gender Transition
  • Sample size: 10,188 adults
  • Name of poll sponsor: Pew Research Center

2023 Polls

January 18 – Transgender Issues in Schools and States: New Poll Shows How Americans Feel

  • Topics addressed: Gender Transitioning/Gender Identity, Issue taught in public schools
  • Sample size: 1,828 people
  • Name of poll sponsor: Deseret News/HarrisX poll

March 6 – Poll: Nearly 80 Percent Say Women’s Sports Harmed by Allowing Transgender Competitors

  • Topics addressed: Women’s Sports
  • Sample size: 1,000 likely voters
  • Name of poll sponsor: Summit Ministries in partnership with McLaughlin and Associates

March 21 – Poll Says 30% of Americans Believe Transgender Women Should Play Female Sports

  • Topics addressed: Parental Rights, Gender Transitioning
  • Sample size: 1,600 registered voters
  • Name of poll sponsor: CRC Research and Parents Defending Education

May 3 – Scripps News poll: Americans largely support restricting trans rights

  • Topics addressed: Parental Rights, Women’s Sports and Gender Transitioning
  • Sample size: 1,000 adults
  • Name of poll sponsor: Scripps News/YouGov poll

May 5 – Majority of Americans believe gender determined at birth, against biological males in women’s sports: Poll

June 12 – More Say Birth Gender Should Dictate Sports Participation

  • Topics addressed: Transgender Sports
  • Sample size: 1,011 adults
  • Name of poll sponsor: Gallup Poll

 

 

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Federal Transgender Policy Has Turned Nation’s Youth into Unwitting Guinea Pigs  

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Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

Federal Transgender Policy Has Turned Nation’s Youth into Unwitting Guinea Pigs  

WASHINGTON / October 23, 2023 – About 300,000 American youth ages 13-17 currently identify as transgender. This represents a doubling of their numbers in the past five years (1). These persons are now serving as guinea pigs in a nationwide medical experiment.

These 300,000 youth are undergoing the process of “gender transitioning,” a life-altering transformation that involves three steps (2):

  1. Social Transitioning: Assuming a new name, accepting new gender pronouns, and using bathrooms of the opposite sex.
  2. Medical Transitioning: Taking hormones to create the physical characteristics of the opposite sex, affecting muscle growth, facial hair, and more.
  3. Surgical Transitioning: Undergoing procedures such as breast removal or augmentation, penile inversion vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, hysterectomy, and more.

The safety and effectiveness of these procedures are hotly debated. One recent article, Current Concerns About Gender-Affirming Therapy in Adolescents, concluded that among youth transitioners, “every quality systematic review…has failed to find credible benefits.” (3)

Other studies have reached the opposite conclusion, that gender transitioning can improve a person’s quality of life and mental health, at least in the short run (4).

The obvious way to reconcile these confusing findings would for a child who is considering a gender transition to consult with their personal physician, along with his or her parents, to weigh the pros and cons of the various courses of action.

Unfortunately, school districts in 38 states — AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, and WY – currently have policies that say school personnel can or should keep a student’s transgender status a secret from the parents. By recent count, 10.7 million students across the country are now attending schools with such policies in place (5).

Obviously, if parents are not informed that their child is contemplating a change of genders, they will not be able to provide counsel, advice, or support. And the child is left to his or her own devices to sort through a welter of contradictory studies to reach a life-altering decision that is truly “informed.”

Later, youth who transition may run away from the family home, placing them at risk of becoming a victim of sex trafficking (6).

Thanks to the Department of Education’s unlawful decision to expand the definition of sex to include “gender identity” – masterminded by DOE officials Suzanne Goldberg and Catherine Lhamon (7) — a Mengelesque medical experiment has been unleashed across the land (8).

And innocent children and youth are serving as its unwitting guinea pigs.

Citations:

  1. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Trans-Pop-Update-Jun-2022.pdf
  2. https://www.transgenderservices.org/transition#:~:text=Medical%20transition%20is%20a%20part,better%20match%20their%20gender%20identity
  3. https://segm.org/current-concerns-gender-affirming-therapy-adolescents#:~:text=The%20only%20disagreement%20is%20about,harmful%20for%20most%20youth%20today
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10290445/#:~:text=GAC%20is%20linked%20to%20improved,mental%20health%20among%20trans%20people.&text=Notably%2C%20in%20a%20large%20match,increased%20risk%20of%20depressive%20disorder
  5. https://defendinged.org/investigations/list-of-school-district-transgender-gender-nonconforming-student-policies/
  6. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/archive/blog/2013/06/lgbtq-youth-high-risk-becoming-human-trafficking-victims
  7. https://www.saveservices.org/2023/10/department-of-education-made-a-mockery-of-apa-law-to-fast-track-lethal-transgender-policy/
  8. https://www.thelancasterpatriot.com/josef-mengeles-gender-affirming-heirs/
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Candidates Are Invited to Sign ‘Pledge to Protect Schools, Children, and Families from Federal Title IX Plan’

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Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

Candidates Are Invited to Sign ‘Pledge to Protect Schools, Children, and Families from Federal Title IX Plan’

WASHINGTON / October 5, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Education is proposing to redefine the meaning of sex to include “gender identity” as part of the Title IX law (1). This change would have transformative effects on schools, children, families, and American society at large (2).

In response, SAVE is inviting candidates for federal, state, or local office to sign a “Candidate Pledge to Protect Schools, Children, and Families from the Federal Title IX Plan.” The Pledge states,

When elected to office, I pledge to work to assure that:

  1. Schools and other organizations shall utilize the traditional binary definition of “sex.”
  2. Schools shall obtain prior consent from parents for any use of gender pronouns, or gender-dysphoria counseling or treatments.
  3. Parents shall have the right to examine and opt their children out of any school curricula dealing with sexuality and gender identity.
  4. Schools shall only allow biological females to participate in women’s sports, enter women’s locker rooms, and use women’s bathrooms.
  5. Schools shall adhere to Constitutional due process procedures to protect falsely accused males from Title IX complaints.
  6. Schools and other institutions shall fully uphold Constitutional free speech guarantees.

The Candidate Pledge can be viewed online (3). Candidates can indicate their support for the Pledge by sending a confirmatory email to: rthompson@saveservices.org

Even though the Pledge was not publicly announced until October 5, lawmakers in Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia already have signed on to the statement (4).

The Biden Title IX proposal has faced stiff criticism from numerous federal and state lawmakers and attorneys general (5). In addition, five Republican presidential candidates are now calling for the abolition of the Department of Education (6).

Candidates for school boards also are invited to sign the Pledge. At last count, 1,045 school districts around the country have implemented policies stating that school personnel can or should keep a student’s transgender status hidden from parents (7).

Candidates are welcome to display the signed Pledge on their campaign websites and at campaign events.

Citations:

  1. https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-proposed-changes-title-ix-regulations-invites-public-comment
  2. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/network/
  3. https://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-Pledge-to-Protect-Schools-Children-and-Families2.pdf
  4. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/lawmakers/pledge/
  5. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/lawmakers/
  6. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/abolish-doe/
  7. https://defendinged.org/investigations/list-of-school-district-transgender-gender-nonconforming-student-policies/
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LGBTQ Advocates Push Back Against Biden Title IX Plan

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Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

LGBTQ Advocates Push Back Against Biden Title IX Plan

WASHINGTON / October 2, 2023 – The Biden Department of Education is expected to miss its self-imposed October deadline to issue a new Title IX regulation (1). The proposal has faced stiff opposition from lawmakers, state attorneys general, and presidential candidates (2).

Now, a growing number of LGBTQ advocates are criticizing the plan, as well:

LGBTQ Activists: Leading LGBTQ advocate Alejandra Caraballo complained, “Honestly, this move by Biden to push a rule on trans kids in sports is not only a backwards betrayal, it forces us to have to spend our time dealing with sports instead of criminal bans on our healthcare.” (3)

Gays Against Groomers: Sporting 17 chapters nationwide, Gays Against Groomers has become a strong voice of opposition to the Biden plan (4). At a September 21 SAVE press conference, Brady Oehler, leader of the group’s D.C. chapter, explained, “Gays Against Groomers does not advocate against adults who have gender dysphoria, but advocates for the protection of children, and to be a voice for the voiceless…If you truly care and want to support those that need guidance, you will not take our youth and use them to push a gender ideology.” (5)

Expert Witness: The most detailed criticism was voiced by Dr. Erica E. Anderson, a psychologist and transgender woman. Testifying in a recent lawsuit before the US District Court of Southern California, Anderson explained:

“A child or adolescent who exhibits a desire to change name and pronouns should receive a careful professional assessment prior to transitioning…Parental involvement is necessary to obtain professional assistance for a child or adolescent experiencing gender incongruence.”

Anderson concluded, “a social transition represents one of the most difficult psychological changes a person can experience. [And] embarking upon a social transition based solely upon the self-attestation of the youth without consultation with parents and appropriate professionals is unwise.”

Apparently swayed by this testimony, Judge Roger Benitez ruled on September 14 against the parental secrecy policy of the Escondido Union School District (6).

Detransitioners: Detransitioners are speaking out against gender dysphoria treatments for minors, as well (7). At a recent Congressional hearing, Chloe Cole described the gender transitioning of youth as “one of the biggest medical scandals in the history of the United States of America,” and issued a heart-felt plea to lawmakers to “bring the scandal to an end.” (8)

These developments have compelled 59 organizations to call for the resignation of DOE Office for Civil Rights director Catherine Lhamon (9).

The recent rise of the movement to promote gender transitioning can be attributed to a nihilistic philosophy known as“anti-humanism.” Proponent Patricia MacCormack explains, “The death of the human species is the most life-affirming event that could liberate the natural world from oppression.” (10)

Over a decade ago, anti-humanism began to infiltrate Leftist ideology, particularly the environmental movement (11). Anti-humanism is now evident in radical proposals to decimate livestock and curtail agricultural production (12).

Now, anti-humanism is targeting vulnerable children and youth so they no longer have the capacity to reproduce.

Citations:

  1. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/fairness-justice/long-march-of-campus-title-ix-coordinators
  2. https://www.saveservices.org/2023/09/presidential-candidates-republican-and-democratic-denounce-biden-title-ix-plan/
  3. https://www.newsweek.com/biden-finds-few-allies-title-ix-rule-change-1793201
  4. https://www.gaysagainstgroomers.com/chapters
  5. https://www.saveservices.org/2023/09/america-says-no-to-title-ix-plan/
  6. https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/63d954d4e4ad424df7819d46/65034f906c8a3969f9bd31d1_Dkt.%2042_Order%20on%20Cross%20Motions.pdf
  7. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1271863263016419
  8. https://www.c-span.org/video/?c5079802/chloe-cole-opening-statement-transitioning-detransitioning
  9. https://www.saveservices.org/2023/09/59-groups-call-for-assistant-education-secretary-catherine-lhamon-to-resign-for-violating-oath-of-office/
  10. https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/43565338
  11. https://www.discovery.org/a/23551/#:~:text=Alas%2C%20such%20explicit%20anti%2Dhumanism,Darren%20Arnofsky’s%20radical%20environmentalist%20film.
  12. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/01/anthropocene-anti-humanism-transhumanism-apocalypse-predictions/672230/
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Five Presidential Contenders Have Called for Abolition of the U.S. Department of Education

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Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

Five Presidential Contenders Have Called for Abolition of the U.S. Department of Education

WASHINGTON / July 18, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Education has introduced two proposed Title IX regulations in the past year (1,2) that would expand the definition of sex to include “gender identity,” a change that would have far-reaching effects on students, families, and women’s sports. The proposals also would serve to revamp the meaning of the Constitution, especially its provisions regarding free speech (First Amendment) and due process (Fourteenth Amendment).

In response, five current or previous Republican presidential contenders, listed below in alphabetical order, have called for the abolition of the Department of Education (3):

  1. Ron DeSantis: In response to the question, Are you in favor of eliminating any agencies: “We would do education, commerce, energy, and the IRS….With the Department of Education, we reverse all the transgender sports stuff. Women’s sports should be protected.”
  2. Mike Pence: “Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education and convert some of its current budget to grants to states and localities, providing maximum flexibility in how to deploy federal dollars.”
  3. Mike Pompeo: Asked by commentator John Stossel, “Should America abolish the Department of Education?” Pompeo replied, “Yes, you should get rid of it.” (Pompeo subsequently announced his decision to not run as a presidential candidate).
  4. Vivek Ramaswamy: “I would shut down the U.S. Department of Education…Do I favor 6-year-olds being educated on sexuality and gender ideology? No, I don’t.”
  5. Tim Scott: “The federal government has absolutely no role in our education system whatsoever. So let’s get them out and let’s abolish the Department of Education.”

Four other persons, discussed in media accounts as possible presidential candidates, have called for major changes to Title IX-related education policies (3):

  1. Nikki Haley: “When I was in school you didn’t have sex ed until seventh grade. And even then, your parents had to sign whether you could take the class. That’s a decision for parents to make.”
  2. Kristi Noem: “The [South Dakota] Board of Regents should remove all references to preferred pronouns in all school materials…Students should have the ability to exercise their right to free speech.” “Our universities should not be hosting and/or promoting drag shows…Just as other dangerous theories have been allowed to thrive on college campuses, gender theory has been rebranded and accepted as truth across the nation.” (Noem subsequently announced her decision to not run as a presidential candidate).
  3. Donald Trump: “On Day One, I will revoke Joe Biden’s cruel policies on so-called ‘gender-affirming care,’…we will promote positive education about the nuclear family…I will ask Congress to pass a bill establishing that the only genders recognized by the U.S. government are male and female…the bill will also make clear that Title IX prohibits men from participating in women’s sports.”
  4. Glenn Youngkin: “Political indoctrination has no place in our classrooms….Inherently divisive concepts, like Critical Race Theory and its progeny, instruct students to only view life through the lens of race and presumes that some students are consciously or unconsciously racist, sexist, or oppressive, and that other students are victims.” (Youngkin subsequently announced his decision to not run as a presidential candidate).

State lawmakers in Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Tennessee also have gone on record to abolish the federal Department of Education (3).

In addition, former Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has stated, “I personally think the Department of Education should not exist.” (4)

All persons are invited to sign the petition, “Tell the Dept. of Education to Stop Its Radical Title IX Plan:” https://www.change.org/p/tell-the-dept-of-education-to-stop-its-radical-title-ix-plan

Note: This press release was updated to clarify that Mike Pompeo, Kristi Noem, and Glenn Youngkin later announced their decision to not run for president.

Citations:

  1. https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-proposed-changes-title-ix-regulations-invites-public-comment
  2. https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-admin-releases-new-title-ix-rules-bars-states-banning-transgender-students-competing-sports
  3. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/attorneys-general-and-lawmakers/
  4. https://www.axios.com/2022/07/17/betsy-devos-abolish-department-of-education