Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reemphasized that “it is not healthcare to cut off the private parts of a child” as far-leftists rage over some the Florida legislature passed to protect children from trans ideology.
“It is not healthcare to cut off the private parts of a child – that is mutilation,” Ron DeSantis said on Sunday.
“We are standing up against that,” DeSantis added, sharing a clip from his press conference touting the state lawmakers’ accomplishments.
“When you talk to people — and I know like people in your industry will dress it up with a euphemism, and they’ll say it’s health care to cut off the private parts of a 14 or 15-year-old — that is not health care. That is mutilation,” DeSantis said.
“When we’re standing up against that,” DeSantis said to applause.
“When we’re standing up against that, we’re protecting these kids.”
The governor listed examples of individuals who transitioned as minors and now say it is the “biggest regret of their life.”
“They feel like they were manipulated. I understand there’s some physicians that are very ideological about it, but the fact is people go through a lot when they’re teenagers. You grow out of it most of the time in these situations,” he said, noting that 80 to 90 percent “resolves by the time you get there,” he added.
“Sweden, these European countries that went down this road have done a big U-turn. They said this is not good medical practice, and so they don’t do it anymore,” he continued.
The Florida governor then listed some actions the legislature took to protect children from trans ideology.
“The legislature prohibited doing things like double mastectomies. They prohibited doing things, you know, with male private parts that are very graphic,” he said,
“They prohibited pumping these minors with puberty blockers, which is just not something that’s appropriate,” he explained, identifying those moves as “appropriate guard rails.”
DeSantis has been a prominent voice in speaking out against radical gender ideology being forced upon children.
The Florida Governor slammed Joe Biden for criticizing the Sunshine State for protecting children.
“What’s going on in Florida is, as my mother would say, close to sinful. It’s just terrible what they’re doing,” Biden said during an appearance on The Daily Show.
“It is not ‘sinful’ to prohibit the mutilation of minors. It is not acceptable for the federal government to mandate that procedures like sex change operations be allowed for kids,” DeSantis responded.
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