Thursday, April 24, 2008
WILL CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE SURVIVE SUCH A PROCEDURE ?
Children's Hospital Boston, a world-renowned center for pediatric healthcare, is being criticized by a Massachusetts-based pro-family group for offering sex-change therapy to patients as young as ten years old.
The Boston Globe recently published an article on Dr. Norman Spack, who last year started a new clinic at Children's Hospital that, among other treatments, performs sex-change therapy on "transgendered" children....
In the Globe article, Spack details how he prescribes hormone therapy to halt puberty in children as young as ten years old, and then uses further hormone therapy to change children to the sex of their desire....
Brian Camenker heads MassResistance, a pro-family organization based in Massachusetts. He laments what the future may hold.
"Just the idea that they would do this to innocent, confused, and vulnerable children -- it's beyond the pale.
Read the story...
Ten year olds have difficulty deciding what to wear to school on any given morning. How can a child of that age be consulted to determine if s/he wants to be male or female?
If this sort of thing progresses into common practice, will there be anything left of childhood innocence? I can already hear the third gender protesting parental intervention in the child's choice. Lest you think I'm exaggerating, think about the abortion your daughter can procure without parental notification.