The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which in the past voiced opposition to administrating chemical castration drugs to convicted sex offenders, is now pushing for the same drugs to be given to children as “puberty blockers.“
Last year, the ACLU opposed the law in Alabama that mandated chemical castration on certain convicted sex offenders.
Just one year ago, the ACLU was previously a vocal opponent of a law in Alabama that mandated chemical castration on certain convicted sex offenders.
Randall Marshall, the former Executive Director of the ACLU of Alabama, described the practice of chemical castration as “medical experimentation,” claiming it “has no basis in the medical community.”
Meanwhile, Dillon Nettles, a policy analyst with the ACLU of Alabama, said the law “presents serious issues, involving involuntary medical treatment, informed consent, privacy and cruel and unusual punishment.”
The chemical castration drug is called medroxyprogesterone acetate and is used as a puberty blocker.
According to one study, the drug “is a widely used progestin in feminizing hormone therapy.”
Chemical castration rebranded as ‘gender-affirming care’
Although the ACLU opposed the use of medroxyprogesterone acetate on sex offenders, they rebranded the drug as “gender-affirming care” for children, calling the drugs “medically necessary” and “life-saving.”
The deputy director of the ACLU LGBTQ and HIV Project, Chase Strangio, supported the “gender-affirming care” drug on behalf of the organization.
The ACLU joined two other organizations in challenging Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s directive stating such procedures are a form of child abuse.
A typical medical intervention for children struggling with gender dysphoria is drugs used off-label as puberty blockers.
But Medroxyprogesterone acetate is not the only drug used for chemical castration and puberty-blocking.
Leuprolide acetate, or Lupron, is used off-label as a puberty blocker and has also been used to chemically castrate sex offenders.
Leftists transgender billionaire, Jennifer Pritzker, donated a six-figure sum to the ACLU last year.
Meanwhile, several other members of the Pritzker family have pushed the transgender movement, and the Pritzker Foundation has donated $15 million to Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital, which assists in sex change attempts.
Pritzker’s $101,000 donation to the ACLU went towards fighting the “anti-transgender” laws in Tennessee.
The ACLU has also received $15 million from the heir to a medical technology empire, Jon Stryker. He gave the money to fund the ACLU’s attempt to fight state bills opposing transgender ideology.