Rand Paul on James Younger: Gender Transition of Children Is ‘Child Abuse’

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate as an 11th-hour Republican rescue mission to keep President Donald Trump from a Senate defeat on his signature issue of building barriers along the southwest border seems near collapse, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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The story about a mother who wants her 7-year-old son to “transition” into a girl has met with swift reaction since the news broke that the boy’s father was fighting to prevent it, including from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

“We don’t let kids drink alcohol til 21,” Paul tweeted. “People want to move smoking age to 21.”

“But we will allow a 7 year old to have his life and body altered like this?” Paul tweeted. “This is child abuse and the state should side with the father who is trying to protect the child.”  

A judge in Texas ruled that both parents should be involved in decisions made on their son’s behalf including medical decisions, as Breitbart News reported.

JD Rucker, an author at Conservative Christian News, wrote about the family and Paul’s social media post on the NOQ website:

Regardless of what parents think, should they be allowed to have their children, willing or not, go through gender transition treatments such as chemical castration through puberty blockers and hormone injections that chance the physiology of the child?

The government already has too much say in how we raise, care for, and educate our children. But this is a unique situation relevant to today’s society because the rise of transgenderism has sparked a trend in which radical progressive parents raise their children to believe they’re gender is fluid. In the case of James Younger, it seems his mother was indoctrinating her young son to believe he is a female named Luna.

Paul is right. This is child abuse and it’s much more rampant than most Americans are aware. The argument from the other side is it’s easier to transition at an early age, especially before puberty. This is a disingenuous argument because puberty is often a triggering point when children begin having their desires and behaviors more controlled by the hormones in their body. Biology is clear about this – boys become men and girls become women. We can debate all day about whether someone feeling like the opposite gender is grounds for them to switch, but that’s a debate for adults. Children should not be in that equation at all.

Donald Trump Jr., the father of five children, also tweeted about the Younger boy, simply using the hashtag #ProtectJamesYounger:

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