Today, more than a third of all of its offices, 239 clinics in more than 40 states, provide transgender transitioning services. And it’s not stopping there.
While those seeking puberty blockers or surgical procedures are referred elsewhere, Planned Parenthood is offering direct access to cross-sex hormones, promoting gender ideology in sex ed programs, and establishing “well-being centers” in local high schools. The organization is looking to dominate & cash in on gender transition for many years to come.
Just how readily does Planned Parenthood provide the gender-confused with cross-sex transitional hormones? Consider the case of detransitioner Helena Kirschner; who received testosterone during her very first visit — without any blood work or a mental health referral.
Unfortunately, people like Kirschner are not the exceptions. Planned Parenthood offices guarantee that patients can receive hormones without any evaluation of their mental health. They also promise in most cases, patients can expec to receive same-day hormone prescriptions.
Thousands of kids are already getting hormones like candy via PP. Three California regional offices of Planned Parenthood recorded almost 4,000 gender-related visits between July 2019 & June 2021. In one California region, more than 750 cycles of hormones were prescribed in a single year. These numbers are not representative for only California; as other Planned Parenthood offices in the state don’t even bother reporting on statistic for these services.
Planned Parenthood offices state they only offer hormones to minors aged 16 or older with parental consent, but that’s not entirely true. In California, minors may receive other “sensitive care,” like transition services, without parental permission. Given Planned Parenthood’s past deceptions, there’s no reason to think the organization won’t bend its own rules for profit.
And that’s just in California. Thirty-three other states plus D.C. have laws that, to some degree, allow minors to obtain routine health care without parental consent. In states where “gender affirming care” is deemed “medically necessary,” minors may be able to transition without their parents knowing: and transitioning hormones may just be only one Planned Parenthood appointment away.
All of this is deeply troubling. Despite Planned Parenthood’s deceptive marketing campaign, transition is not proven to be the best medical practice. 88 to 98 percent of gender dysphoric kids will reconcile with their biological sex if allowed to go through puberty “untreated.” Moreover, those who do transition therapy are estimated to be 19 times more likely to commit suicide than their peers.
Even before Planned Parenthood helps minors transition, it teaches them to desire it.
Across the country, schools contract Planned Parenthood or its affiliates to lead sex ed classes. And that reach is not insignificant. Nationally, 1.2 million students receive Planned Parenthood’s affiliate sex ed programming each year, according to the organization’s last annual report.
While curriculum requirements vary by state, these programs promote everything from abortion and the morning-after pill to gender fluidity and transition. By indoctrinating youth, the abortion giant creates the market & demand it needs to profit from gender services.
But creating demand does not stop only with sex ed. Planned Parenthood also wants to cement a permanent school-to-clinic pipeline. In 2019, the abortion giant announced it would open 50 “wellbeing centers” in Los Angeles high schools. These centers will offer “health and wellness education services, sexual health services,” and more.
Innocuous as these services appear, they exist to market Planned Parenthood’s services. Handpicked staff will provide transition support and chemical abortion.
Ultimately, Planned Parenthood’s rapid expansion of transgender services should raise alarm. Planned Parenthood is no longer a danger to only the pregnant and unborn, but now to every teen as well.
Legislation Is Needed
Thankfully, state and federal policymakers can help protect minors from falling prey to these “services.” By enacting bills like Arkansas’ SAFE Act, states could stop Planned Parenthood and others’ efforts to mislead minors. Instead of passing bills that undermine parental rights (as California has done), states should work to ensure parental rights are upheld and respected.
In Congress, members must remain vigilant against the Equality Act, which would make the school-to-surgery pipeline a permanent fixture of American society. Lawmakers should also consider Hyde-like riders to ensure the Biden Administration can’t redirect federal dollars to help Planned Parenthood sterilize our children.
Elected officials who haven’t been bought by woke corporations can learn from the far-left’s tone deafness. Policies that protect children and empower parents are also popular with voters, especially parents. By championing parents and children, legislators can stop bad actors like Planned Parenthood from preying on the vulnerable. ✪
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