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Texas Just Made A Big Step To Protect Kids From Transgender Propaganda!

This was a week that the state of Texas took a huge step in vouching for those who do not want to fall victim to transgender propapaganda. SImply put, Texas declared a few days ago that performing sex reassignment surgery on a minor would constitute child abuse.

Republican Governor Greg Abbott made the announcement last Thursday, saying that he had received a conclusive response regarding the matter from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Jaime Masters.

Abbott went ahead and got the ball rolling by directing the DFPS last week to make a determination regarding whether the “genital mutilation of a child for the purposes of gender transitioning through reassignment surgery would constitute child abuse.” Masters sent a response letter to Abbott, and she declared that yes, indeed it was.

Genital mutilation of a child through reassignment surgery is child abuse,” Masters wrote in her reply to Governor Abbott. “This surgical procedure physically alters a child’s genitalia for non-medical purposes potentially inflicting irreversible harm to children’s bodies.”

Abbott issued a press release where he declared that Masters’ determination was valid and that the subsequent enforcement of her conclusions would be “effective immediately.”

In Masters’ letter to the governor, she also spelled out the legal responsibilities that professionals who witness suspected abuse have under the laws of Texas.

According to Texas Family Code, Section 261.101, there are times where a professional might have “cause to believe” that a child has been or might currently be being abused. If that is the case, the professional must report that belief to DFPS within 48-hours after the professional has first begun to suspect the abuse. A professional cannot delegate this report of abuse on another person either. These professionals would include nurses, teachers, doctors, day-care employees and those who are licensed by the state or work in a facility that is licensed or operated by the state and who have direct contact with children.

If a person fails to make a timely report regarding the suspected abuse, it is considered a Class A misdemeanor and it could result in jail time.

The commissioner also noted that “allegations involving genital mutilation of a child through reassignment surgery will be promptly and thoroughly investigated and any appropriate actions will be taken.” Of course, there are a few times where surgery on a child’s genitals might be necessary, and Masters noted this in her letter to the governor.

“It may be warranted for the following conditions including, but not limited to, a child whose body parts have been affected by illness or trauma; who is born with a medically verifiable genetic disorder of sex development, such as the presence of both ovarian and testicular tissue; or who does not have the normal sex chromosome structure for male or female as determined through genetic testing,” she wrote.

This might come as a shock to you, but whether children should have the right to undergo any type of sex reassignment surgery has been a hot-button topic as late. There are plenty of views that have been put forward regarding gender identity.

When President Joe Biden was on the campaign trail last year, he made headlines for signaling support for children to have the ability to receive this gender reassignment surgery even if they were as young as 8 years old.

Of course, after President Biden was elected, he nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to be the United States Assistant Secretary for Health. Levine identifies as a transgender woman. Levine made some serious headlines when she basically refused to rule out a child overruling their parents if they wanted to pursue hormone therapy or gender reassignment therapy.

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