The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is pushing for the chemical castration of transgender children after previously fighting against the use of the same drugs for sex offenders.
The ACLU is now advocating for kids to be able to take the chemically castrating drugs as puberty blockers.
The stance is a staggering double standard as the ACLU was previously a vocal opponent of the same drugs being used on certain convicted sex offenders.
Just one year ago, the leftist organization fought hard against a law in Alabama that mandated chemical castration on certain convicted sex offenders.
Former Executive Director of the ACLU of Alabama Randall Marshall called the practice of chemical castration “medical experimentation.”
Marshall also claimed that the practice “has no basis in the medical community.”
Dillon Nettles, a policy analyst with the ACLU of Alabama, said the law “presents serious issues, involving involuntary medical treatment, informed consent, privacy, and cruel and unusual punishment.”
The drug that was to be used for chemical castration is called medroxyprogesterone acetate.
Medroxyprogesterone is also used as a puberty blocker.
One study notes that the drug “is a widely used progestin in feminizing hormone therapy.”
But while the ACLU has vocally opposed the use of medroxyprogesterone acetate on convicted sex offenders, the organization has called “gender-affirming care” for children, which includes the use of puberty blockers, “medically necessary” and even “life-saving.”
Chase Strangio, the deputy director of the ACLU LGBTQ and HIV Project, spoke out in favor of what is euphemistically called “gender-affirming care” on behalf of the organization.
The ACLU will go to court in Alabama to protect sex offenders from the harms of an inhumane experimental drug.
The ACLU will go to court in Texas to demand that innocent people are exposed to the same unethical & irreversible drug🚩
— Biology Rules Ok (@OkBiology) August 22, 2022
The ACLU joined two other organizations in filing a lawsuit that challenges Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s directive stating that sex change attempts on youth are a form of child abuse.
One common medical intervention that is performed on children struggling with gender dysphoria is the administration of drugs that are used off-label as puberty blockers.
Medroxyprogesterone acetate isn’t the only drug that has been used both for chemical castration and puberty-blocking, however.
Leuprolide acetate, referred to as Lupron, is commonly used off-label as a puberty blocker.
It has also been used to chemically castrate sex offenders.
Last year, the ACLU received a six-figure donation from a leftist, transgender billionaire named Jennifer Pritzker.
Several other members of the Pritzker family have advanced the transgender movement and the Pritzker Foundation has given $15 million to Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital, which assists in sex change attempts.
The $101,000 donation to the ACLU from Pritzker specifically went towards fighting what was referred to as “anti-transgender” laws in Tennessee.
The ACLU has also received $15 million from Jon Stryker, the heir to a medical technology empire.
Stryker gave the money to fund the ACLU’s attempt to counter state bills that oppose transgender ideology.