A Canadian court has ruled that a 14-year-old girl can receive male hormone injections without her parents’ consent. In a stunning decision, the Supreme Court of British Columbia also determined that if either parent was to try and prevent their daughter from attaining the injections, they could be found guilty of “family violence.”
Last Wednesday, a judge ruled that “Maxine” was “exclusively entitled to consent to medical treatment for gender dysphoria,” not dependent upon the parents’ opinions or concerns.
“Attempting to persuade [Maxine] to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing [Maxine] by his birth name; referring to [Maxine] as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 of the Family Law Act,” the court added in its stern February 27 ruling.
In response, Maxine’s father, “Clark,” declared that “the government has taken over my parental rights,” according to the Federalist.
“They’re using [Maxine] like she’s a guinea pig in an experiment,” he said. “Is BC Children’s Hospital going to be there in 5 years when she rejects [her male identity]? No they’re not. They don’t care. They want numbers.”
“We’re gonna fight this right up to the Supreme Court of Canada,” Clark noted, insisting that his daughter was still exactly that — a female. “We’re not quitting.”
The dangers of hormone therapy
The administering of hormone therapy and puberty blockers to children has been gravely warned against by many in the medical field. “Risks of puberty blockers (which are NOT FDA approved for use in physically healthy children) include: arrest of secondary sex characteristics, arrested fertility, stunted growth, arrested brain development which might permanently impair memory,” Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director for the American College of Pediatricians, told Faithwire.
“Additionally, young women may develop severe osteoporosis in their twenties and thirties,” Cretella noted, adding that, among men, there is “an elevated risk of testicular cancer and an increased risk of obesity.”
Cretella, who last year produced a viral video in which she called the administering of puberty blockers “institutionalized child abuse,” told Faithwire that when the drugs are “combined with or immediately followed by cross-sex hormones, permanent sterility results.”
What is the background?
Maxine was attending a school district in Delta, British Columbia, when Clark found out that administrators were treating his then-12-year-old as a boy. Unbeknown to the dad, Maxine had now become “Quinn” at the advice of her school counselor, with the district adamant that it was following official policy laid out in the BC Ministry of Education’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Policy.
Understandably, Maxine’s dad was extremely concerned by this and therefore refused to sign the consent papers for the administering of such extreme hormone treatment.
So, the hospital simply trampled over his parental rights, mailing him a stern letter which stated that the medical team would be starting transitional treatment in two weeks.
“Quinn’s healthcare team has concluded that he possesses sufficient maturity and intelligence to be capable of consenting to his own medical care, notwithstanding the fact that he is only 14 years old,” the letter read, according to The Federalist.
“Furthermore, the team agrees that the proposed course of treatment is in his best interests,” it continued. “We appreciate that these conclusions differ from your own….We always strive to get parents to agree to support a proposed course of treatment, however, under these circumstances we are of the view that it is ultimately up to Quinn to give or withhold consent to his own medical care; neither you nor his mother can make this decision for him.”
How did the dad respond to this?
Outraged, Clark immediately filed a motion in Provincial Court to stop the hospital from administering the hormones. As a result of this legal filing, a judge was forced to temporarily prevent the doctors from injecting this vulnerable young girl.
“I have no problem with [Maxine] exploring the role of being male,” he said in a recent interview, according to The Federalist.
He did, however, express grave concerns over the irreversible effects of intravenous testosterone treatment, as well as the whittling away of his parental rights.
“It’s not, to me, a transgender issue,” he said, noting the clear violation of his rights as a parent. “It just happens to be that it involves transgenderism.”
Unfortunately, despite Clark’s best efforts to the contrary, Maxine will soon begin a regimented course of hormone injections to begin her transition from female to male.