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Planned Parenthood Gave Mentally Ill 20-Year-Old Transgender Drugs, Mother Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Radical feminists spoke against the transgender movement and the "Equality Act" at the Heritage Foundation on Monday. Jennifer Chavez, a member of the board of directors at the Women's Liberation Front (WoLF), shared stories from distressed mothers whose children believed themselves to be transgender. In one particularly horrifying case, a mother said that her mentally ill daughter received permission for cross-sex hormones by going to Planned Parenthood, circumventing her psychiatrist entirely.

The anonymous woman said her daughter insisted she was really male in college. "This narrative matched nothing about her past, but I was still naive," Chavez quoted the mother as saying.

"Because her psychiatrist did not consider her transgender, I assumed she would be unable to get a referral for the testosterone she was determined to start. I was wrong," the WoLF board member added. That's where Planned Parenthood came in.

"In only one visit and with just a little bit of blood work, Planned Parenthood will cheerfully enable young women and men to pursue their ‘authentic selves’ through cross-sex hormones," Chavez quoted. "All that’s needed is a few bucks and signing a form that the risks have been disclosed and understood. That is the route my daughter took at the tender age of 20, bypassing her psychiatrist altogether."

The irate parents complained to Planned Parenthood, thinking they could reverse this situation.

"My husband wrote to Planned Parenthood, explaining [our daughter's] mental health history, and providing her doctor’s name and telephone number," Chavez read from the woman's statement. "Planned Parenthood’s lawyer wrote back curtly that they presume anyone over 18 is capable of giving informed consent."

"No matter what anyone thinks of Planned Parenthood’s other services, the fact that they will instantly prescribe powerful hormones with many unknown long-term effects — especially to people with underlying mental health issues — should shock the conscience," Chavez said, reading the mother's conclusion. "People need to know this is Planned Parenthood’s new line of business."

Chavez testified on a panel with two other feminists and a man who formerly identified as a woman. Kara Dansky, a lawyer and WoLF spokeswoman, argued that the transgender movement is a "men's rights movement," and claimed that the "Equality Act" — which would make transgender identity a protected class in civil rights law — should be named the "Women's Erasure Act."

Julia Beck — a lesbian and former member of the Baltimore mayor's LGBTQ Commission — testified that lesbians are often encouraged to sleep with biological men who identify as women, with these men openly aiming to break the "cotton ceiling" (referring to a lesbian woman's underpants).