03 July 2015
June 17, 2015 New York Times article includes details that "Oregon 15 year olds can get taxpayer funded sex reassignment without parental consent." Cutting off your minor child's penis without you knowing? GENITAL MUTILATION, MENTALLY TRESSPASSING, and giving a minor CHEMICALS TO INGEST without a parent or guardians knowledge or consent. REALLY?! This is extreme overreach on the part of the Oregon Health Authority especially given the fact that your minor children are YOUR responsibility. Our culture has said that youth are not ready at certain ages for driving, drinking, tanning, tattoos. Public school teachers cannot give a student an Aspirin or allow a student to go on a field trip without parental permission. Yet...turning them lose (before it is developmentally appropriate)to make irreversible life altering medical decisions is ok? This is reckless child endangerment which could cause serious psychological, emotional, or physical harm. How is this healthy and safe? Who is liable and who foots the bill if a lawsuit ensues? The Oregon Health Authority is NOT the parent, they are NOT the "authority" yet, they are expecting taxpayers to pay for procedures which usurp parents in this unimaginable way. They need to back off and let YOU, the parent, do your job. Period. For many Oregonians, sexual reassignment surgery for Oregon minors as young as 15 reaffirms their serious concerns about the judgment of the Oregon Health Authority given that it was a supporter of the controversial Seaside Adolescent Sexuality Conference; a conference which exposed minors to pornography, elicit sexual messages, and cyber-sex.