Joe Biden apparently supports the idea that young children can decide if they are transgender, despite the facts surrounding gender dysphoria.
During a recent ABC News-hosted townhall, Joe Biden said that children as young as eight should be allowed to decide whether or not they are transgender.
A woman who said she had an 8-year-old transgender daughter asked Biden what he would do to reverse the Trump administration’s “dangerous and discriminatory agenda” against transgender people.
Biden responded with a story about his father. Then he added “The idea that an 8-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides, ‘I decided I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be. It’d make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination.”
Biden supports transgender “choice” by eight-year-old children: pic.twitter.com/CbMWfhaM7C
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 16, 2020
Several people responded on social media, calling out the recklessness of Biden’s statement.
“Here’s the science: 90% of kids who suffer from gender dysphoria outgrow it by the time they’re adults if they do NOT transition,” commentator Liz Wheeler tweeted. “Puberty blocking drugs are NOT FDA approved for children or for gender dysphoria. Yet, Joe Biden wants to let 8yos decide if they’re transgender.”
Joe Biden apparently supports the idea that young children can make life-altering decisions long before they reach puberty. His ideas are dangerous to children who are struggling with their gender.
Psychologist Debra Soh wrote that most children with gender dysphoria outgrow their dysphoria by adolescence.
“For a young child whose gender dysphoria would have desisted without intervention, [medical] procedures amount to a needlessly challenging process to undergo and that’s without considering the implications of choosing to transition back,” she wrote. “Even a social transition back to one’s original gender role can be an emotionally difficult experience for children.”
Joe Biden’s statements may be pleasing to the liberal mob, but they’re also potentially harmful to children with gender dysphoria, as well as their families. It’s clear that Democrats are willing to let anything go when it comes to progressivism.
As Americans, it is our duty to keep sensibility and the importance of facts at the center of politics.