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AFA: Sex changes are not a ‘cure’; they are ‘purposeful infliction of damage to the human body’

Monday, May 15, 2023 @ 07:58 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — The head of the sex-change clinic at Children’s Minnesota hospital recently asserted that treating children for asthma and diabetes is no different than sex changes, also known as “gender affirming care.” The pediatrician leading the sex-change program acknowledges the hospital “treats” children as young as six. “Gender affirming care,” despite the innocuous phrasing, can include the intentional slicing and dicing of human bodies.

American Family Association (AFA, Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano said parents need to defend their children from this medical onslaught and recognize that the real mission of the “gender affirming care” movement is part of the war against reality.

“Sex and gender radicals continue to twist logic and reason in their pursuit to overthrow the created order instituted by God,” Vitagliano said. “When hospitals treat children for diabetes and asthma, they are trying to cure these precious little ones of a dangerous illness. But sex changes are a purposeful infliction of damage to the human body. This hospital director should be fired and forbidden to ever work in the medical field again. Personally, I wouldn’t trust her to flip burgers.”

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