Biden health chief confirms admin’s support for ‘transitioning’ gender-confused children

Dec 6, 2022 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite:

Xavier Becerra says taxpayers should have to pay for child ‘sex changes.’

U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra has reiterated that the Biden administration believes in “gender-transition” procedures for minors at taxpayer expense, doubling down on one of the Democrat Party’s most contentious positions.

The latest remarks came in a written follow-up to testimony Becerra gave to the House Committee on Education & Labor in April, elaborating on questions asked at the time by Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL).

The secretary declared that HHS “is focused on ensuring that care is not stigmatized or denied based on a youth’s gender identity as consistent with the law,” reiterated that “medical, surgical, mental health and non-medical” procedures to “affirm” patients’ gender dysphoria are “supportive form[s] of healthcare” by “aligning their outward, physical traits with their gender identity,” that “all children and adults” should be afforded these “treatments,” and that “[p]ayers, both public and private, should cover treatments which medical experts have determined to be medically necessary.”

Becerra also refused to answer whether the Department thinks transitions should be performed on minors without their parents’ consent, or explain its previous claims that puberty-blocking drugs are reversible, stating only that “HHS is not in the practice of medicine and would recommend consulting with medical associations regarding standards of care,” while “[g]enerally speaking, care is between a patient, their family and their health care provider.”

“Biden’s HHS Secretary has now confirmed that the Biden Administration is using taxpayer dollars to push young children to have sex change operations and take dangerous chemicals that do permanent damage to their bodies,” Miller said of Becerra’s answers. “The Biden Administration even supports allowing these procedures to occur without parental consent. American taxpayer dollars should never fund puberty blockers and sex change surgeries on minor children.”

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