America has quickly eroded the religious foundations and moral standards that the founding fathers built this country upon. We are living in a shell of this once proud nation.
Oregon is one of the states leading the charge. The state has recently been in the news for trampling the constitution by attacking religion and the people who practice it. But now, Oregon is engaging in actions that are not only morally wrong but also borderline criminal.
According to a recent Fox news article, teenagers as young as 15 in Oregon will be allowed to get sex change operations and will be able to do so without parental notification as 15 is the age of consent in that state.
The Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) is a group of individuals that are appointed by the Governor and are paid by the State. With no public votes or hearings where people can express concern, the commission changed their policy to allow for puberty-suppressing drugs, cross-sex hormone therapy, and even gender reassignment surgery.
The justification to the ruling is that it will be used as a preventative measure for suicide by people with gender identity issues. Jenn Burleton of Portland non-profit group TransActive, added that “Parents may not be supportive. They may not be in environment where they feel the parent will affirm their identity, this may have been going on for years.”
It is beyond comprehension to think that a young teenager who is still growing and developing and that can be easily swayed by the whims and social waves of society will be allowed to make such a permanent mutilation to their bodies.
If the state sponsored parenting ban wasn’t enough, Oregon will be paying for these operations through their Medicaid program and the Oregon Health Plan.
It is one thing for a grown adult to make a decision to mutilate their bodies and pay for it out of their own pocket, but to have state paid sex-change operations for young teenagers without notifying their parents is truly disturbing.
There are some people in Oregon outraged by this decision and rightfully so. Lori Porter, a spokeswoman for ‘Parents Rights in Education’ is one such person. “It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children”, she said.
Even the medical community has chimed in. Dr. Paul McHugh once led the Psychiatry Department at John Hopkins and says that Oregon’s actions amount to child abuse. He states, “we have a very radical and even mutilating treatment being offered to children without any evidence that the long term outcome of this would be good.”
Parents should be allowed to parent and counsel their children. Oregon’s actions show that they do not care for families or children for that matter. They stripped the parents of their duty and obligation to their children. By making the citizens pick up the bill for these operations, Oregon is making all citizens complicit in the mutilations of their youth.
This once great country is caving to political correctness and the acceptance of every individual whim or want no matter the cost. People are no longer man or woman as they were born. They can be whatever they choose to “identify” as. Politicians in power are either too afraid to stand up for what is morally right or are actively taking part in spearheading this countrywide descent.
The fact that this action by Oregon is not top news across the country and that people are not marching on Oregon demanding the protection of their children shows just how far we have fallen as a country. We need morality back in this country! We need to preserve what God and nature intended!
What do think about Oregon’s actions? Are they criminal? We would love to hear your thoughts!