Florida Subpoenas Organizations Pushing Sex-Change Surgery for Children

Florida has subpoenaed several organizations that are pushing sex change surgeries and transgender treatments for children.

Almost two dozen medical and academic organizations have been hit with subpoenas as part of an ongoing lawsuit against a new Medicaid rule.

According to the Daily Caller, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) subpoenaed 20 organizations in November.

The subpoenas seek to obtain information about organizations’ internal decision-making and leadership structure for pushing hormone treatments and transgender surgeries onto minors.

The organizations signed on to a lawsuit against the state.

Florida implemented a new rule in August to no longer cover “gender-affirming” care with taxpayer-funded Medicaid.

“Gender-affirming” care is a euphemism used by the “woke” Left for treatments and procedures that facilitate sex changes, like hormone treatments or life-altering sex change surgeries.

Sex-change surgeries often involve removing or permanently altering a child’s genitalia with surgery.

Activists filed a preliminary injunction request against the rule, the Daily Caller notes.

However, a federal judge denied the request in October.

Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that the question at hand was one for the Medicaid statute, not the Constitution.

The organizations being subpoenaed by the AHCA include:

  • American Pediatric Association
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Yale University.

Yale is included in the list, despite being an educational institution and not a medical organization.

The college was included due to the involvement of Yale professors in pushing against the new rule.

All 20 of the organizations being subpoenaed have either promoted or employ individuals who promote “gender-affirming” care for minors.

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Court documents show that the AHCA wants information on those organizations’ stance on “gender-affirming” care, policies adopted to treat gender dysphoria, side effects associated with those policies and treatments, how the organizations are organized, and how many of their members voted to support those policies and why the organizations wanted to file an amicus brief in the Florida case.

The formal request includes documents related to membership deliberations, gender dysphoria, and “gender-affirming” care, and the Florida lawsuit, Dekker v. Marstiller.

The plaintiffs in the suit have argued that the new Medicaid rule violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Two of the four plaintiffs that the suit was filed on behalf of are 12-year-old children.

For now, Florida is now one of ten states that do not cover sex-change treatments under Medicaid.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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