California lawmakers are considering two radical bills that could entice children to receive sterilizing gender “transition” treatments.
If passed, SB 923 would require physicians and health insurance employees to “complete evidence-based cultural competency training for the purpose of providing trans-inclusive health care.” Those doctors who refuse to provide these trans-treatments or refuse to use someone’s pronoun of preference could be sanctioned, and complaints against them made public.
It would also require all state insurance companies to provide a list of healthcare providers that administer trans-treatments in their network directories. According to SB 923, those procedures must include, “feminizing mammoplasty, male chest reconstruction, mastectomy, gender-confirming facial surgery, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, penectomy, orchiectomy, feminizing genitoplasty, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, scrotoplasty, voice masculinization or feminization, hormone therapy related to gender dysphoria or intersex conditions, gender-affirming gynecological care, or voice therapy related to gender dysphoria or intersex conditions….”
Another bill, SB 107, will instruct CA courts and law enforcement to protect any doctor, parent, or child fleeing another state seeking to punish them for breaking its laws against trans-treatments for minors. But the bill also takes aim at the custody rights of parents in other states who refuse to let their gender-confused kids medically transform their bodies. If passed, SB 107 would empower California courts to take “temporary emergency jurisdiction” of children if they come to California for trans-drugs, surgery, or trans-affirmation mental healthcare even if they are brought to the state illegally….