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Trump Criticizes Biden’s Gender Policies As ‘Child Abuse’ and Pledges Reversal

Trump denounces Biden's gender policies, labeling them as 'child abuse.' Read about his commitment to reverse these policies.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Oct 5, 2023 19:45 IST
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Donald Trump (Photo Credit: ANI File)
Donald Trump (Photo Credit: ANI File)

Washington: Former US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on President Joe Biden, condemning what he describes as “gender insanity” being imposed on minors. In a recent statement, Trump expressed his vehement opposition to the Biden administration’s policies related to gender-affirming care for children, vowing to overturn them if he returns to office. The contentious issue of gender-affirming health care for transgender minors has become a focal point in the ongoing debate over LGBTQ+ rights and healthcare access.

Trump’s strong words

Trump’s comments were unequivocal: “The left-wing gender insanity being pushed on our children is an act of child abuse. Very simple.” He promised immediate action, saying, “On day one, I will revoke Joe Biden’s cruel policies on so-called gender-affirming care.”

The former president criticized the process of gender transition that includes providing puberty blockers, altering physical appearance, and potentially performing surgery on minors. Trump expressed disbelief at these procedures and stated his intent to sign an executive order to halt all federal programs promoting the concept of sex and gender transition at any age.

Private right to action

In a move to hold medical professionals accountable, Trump pledged support for the creation of a private right to action, allowing victims to sue doctors who perform these procedures on minor children. He emphasized that his Department of Education would take a strong stance against any teacher or school official suggesting gender identity issues to children, warning of severe consequences, including potential civil rights violations and the withdrawal of federal funding.

Complex legal landscape

This year has witnessed a surge in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, with a particular focus on gender-affirming health care for transgender minors. Nineteen states have passed various laws restricting access to such care. The extent of these restrictions varies, with some states allowing limited exceptions for medication-based or nonsurgical forms of gender-affirming care. These divergent laws have created a complex legal environment for transgender individuals.

Gender-affirming care explained

Gender-affirming care is regarded as medically necessary and evidence-based. It employs a multidisciplinary approach to help individuals transition from their assigned gender at birth to their affirmed gender. The focus is on providing care and support for individuals in alignment with their gender identity.

2024 election implications

The issue of gender-affirming care for minors has become a contentious topic, especially in conservative-leaning states. It is expected to play a significant role in the lead-up to the 2024 presidential election, with some states passing laws to protect access to care while others implement restrictions.

National state of emergency

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ+ advocacy group in the US, declared a national state of emergency for the LGBTQ+ community, underlining the gravity of the situation and the urgent need for action.

As the debate over LGBTQ+ rights and healthcare access intensifies, the clash between differing ideologies continues to shape the political landscape in the United States.

First published on: Oct 05, 2023 07:44 PM IST

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