Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has accused President Joe Biden’s administration of “dangerously promoting child abuse.”
Gabbard, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, fired back at the Biden admin for statements she said are promoting the use of life-altering puberty blockers for children.
At the beginning of July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning regarding puberty-blocking drugs, known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) substances.
The FDA warned that the blockers could trigger brain swelling, loss of vision, and serious risks for children injecting the hormone.
But in mid-July, Rachel Levine, the United States assistant secretary for health and the first transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate, endorsed children obtaining so-called “gender-affirmation” care.
Levine claims that the blockers and other sex-change treatments are “life-saving, medically necessary, age-appropriate, and a critical tool for health care providers.”
“As a pediatrician, when it comes to making sure kids are healthy and happy, I know how important care that affirms someone’s true identity can be.”
Gabbard blasted the Biden admin over the push for such procedures.
“The FDA made a disturbing, but not at all surprising announcement just a few days ago about children’s health,” Gabbard declared.
“Now, if you haven’t heard about it, or, if you missed it, it is because the mainstream media and the Biden-Harris administration have been completely silent on it, and this warning that the FDA issued was basically saying that puberty blockers can cause serious health risks for our kids.
“Unfortunately, at almost the exact same time the FDA issued this warning, Biden-Harris administration officials were making public statements actively promoting the use of puberty blockers and irreversible surgeries for kids.”
“Now, let’s be clear: this administration is dangerously promoting child abuse,” she blasted.
Puberty-blocking procedures promoted by the Biden/Harris Admin are child abuse. The FDA has just confirmed these hormones/drugs have extremely dangerous side effects, like brain swelling and vision loss. pic.twitter.com/NqYZYjieWU
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) July 31, 2022
The Biden administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) department states that “gender-affirming care” can include “gender-affirming surgeries” which can entail “‘top’ surgery — to create male-typical chest shape or enhance breasts” or “‘bottom’ surgery — surgery on genitals or reproductive organs.”
“We really want to debase our treatment and to affirm and to support and empower these youth, not to limit their participation in sports and even limit their ability to get gender-affirmation treatment in their state,” Levine stated on MSNBC.
Florida’s Department of Health contended that children 18 years old and younger should not be given puberty blockers or hormone therapy.
“Based on the currently available evidence ‘encouraging mastectomy, ovariectomy, uterine extirpation, penile disablement, tracheal shave, the prescription of hormones which are out of line with the genetic make-up of the child, or puberty blockers, are all clinical practices which run an unacceptably high risk of doing harm,’” Florida’s Department of Health stated.
Gabbard has consistently slammed Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
In February, Gabbard ripped remarks Harris made in Berlin, saying, “My gosh, this is embarrassing.
“It’s hard to keep track of all of those jumbles of words.”
In late January, speaking of Biden’s impending selection of a Supreme Court Justice on the basis of race and sex, she snapped, “Biden chose Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex—not qualification.
“She’s been a disaster,” Gabbard said.
“Now he promises to choose Supreme Court nominee on the same criteria.
“Identity politics is destroying our country.”
Biden chose Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex—not qualification. She's been a disaster. Now he promises to choose Supreme Court nominee on the same criteria. Identity politics is destroying our country.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) January 31, 2022