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Posted on 01/14/2014 6:52:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The New York Times brings us the next frontier in fertility treatment. Its about dissolving the prejudice against transgender people having children. Andy Inkster, a transgender man, had always wanted biological children. So when he embarked on the transition from female to male at age 18 changing his name, taking testosterone, and eventually undergoing surgery to remove his breasts he left his female reproductive organs intact. In his mid-20s, he decided it was time. He stopped taking testosterone and started trying to get pregnant.
Baystate Reproductive Medicine turned Inkster away, explaining that it didnt have enough experience with transgender people to provide the hormones and donor sperm required. Mr. Inkster eventually found another clinic that helped him conceive via in vitro fertilization and donor sperm, and in October 2010, he gave birth to a daughter, Elise. A month later, he sued Baystate for sexual discrimination. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination agrees with Inkster.
I never thought Id see the words he gave birth to a daughter outside of science fiction, and at the risk of seeming insensitive, I think Baystate fertility clinic was right. But its not surprising that the civil-rights commission of Massachusetts has taken up this cause. It occupies the juncture of two appalling trends. The first is an obsession with sexuality as identity, and the second is a undermining of the best interests of children in favor of the self-expression of adults.
There are limitless identities that students could be encouraged to cultivate as they mature. A handful that leap immediately to mind: American, humorist, musician, athlete, debater, nature-lover. Instead, our universities fall all over themselves to encourage unusual sexual identities, from homosexuality and lesbianism to transgender, bisexual, transsexual, and other. Its all done in the name of inclusion and non-discrimination, but, lets face it, theres an element of fashion in it. Non-traditional sexual behavior is in. There are academic courses on offer at major universities concerning queer theory, pornography, and lesbian gardening. (Truly.) How can any serious academic treat pornography as a fit subject for college study? Its more than a devaluation of the life of the mind; its an assault on human dignity.
We have elevated sexual appetites especially unusual sexual tastes to an exalted status, worthy of study, defining our natures and experiences, and outranking other traits in importance. In many states, there are moves to outlaw psychotherapy that purports to change a persons sexual orientation. Without excusing or approving abusive efforts to brainwash gay people straight and there are some hair-raising stories out there of people subjected to aversion therapy and so forth it is interesting that we are being asked to deny people the opportunity to change in only one direction. No one is suggesting that if a straight person wants to become gay and consults a therapist who wishes to help him make that transition, that he should be prevented from doing so.
Yet children as young as four are being permitted to style their hair, wear the clothing, and use the bathrooms of the other sex when they express the urge. This kind of change is one that liberal states approve. The state of California requires that students from kindergarten through grade 12 be permitted to choose which gender to be associated with (Connecticut and Massachusetts have similar rules). If a biological girl decides at the age of 12 that she wants to be addressed as a boy, play boys sports, and use the boys bathroom, state law requires that she be able to do so.
There are physicians who prescribe hormone-suppressing drugs to prevent preteens from going through puberty the better to prepare them for gender reassignment surgery.
This is child abuse. Children pass through phases. Nothing permanent should to be done to any child that is not medically necessary. Suppose a child decided that he wanted to be an amputee or a one-eyed pirate? Weve lost all common sense in the face of this mania for sexual mutability.
As for Mr. Inkster and people similarly situated, the first thing a fertility clinic should say is that a child is not an adult entitlement. The best interests of the child should be paramount. Each child needs and, where possible, should have a mother and a father and not in the same body.
Mona Charen is a nationally syndicated columnist
If anyone says that sex, in itself, is bad, Christianity contradicts him at once. But, of course, when people say, 'Sex is nothing to be ashamed of,' they may mean 'the state into which the sexual instinct has now got is nothing to be ashamed of'. If they mean that, I think they are wrong. I think it is everything to be ashamed of. There is nothing to be ashamed of in enjoying your food: there would be everything to be ashamed of if half the world made food the main interest of their lives and spent their time looking at pictures of food and dribbling and smacking their lips. -- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
This won’t stop unless new world order - the financial elite of the world - are stopped.
Shut down the every tax-exempt foundation.
Any trustee/director/officer of a foundations that push new world order agenda - they need to be criminally prosecuted and prevented from ever starting their operations again.
Until then, they will keep pushing their agendas throughout society around the world.
This case reminds me of the wedding photographer and wedding cake baker cases. A clinic cannot even say "We lack the experience to help you properly" without getting sued. Who in his/her right mind would want to go to a medical facility that stated it did not have enough expertise for his/her case? All these types of cases are political punishment trials.
Sexual identity is very important with most all politicians. Categorizing Americans into sexual groups is proving to be good politics.
Placing homosexuals and lesbians on pedestals instead of following Uganda’s lead in criminalizing acts of sodomy is a very large mistake.
Now we have the idiot Kerry admonishing Uganda for this unspeakable act of recognizing sodomites as unhealthy for a nation.
Right. Let's toss 1A overboard.
Homos are simply the current vehicle through which the left is working to criminalize Christianity.
Its actually very simple.
XY or XX
You either have a Y chromosome or you don’t.
If you do have a Y chromosome; take off those jammies, put down the latte, stop color-coordinating your drapes to your doillies, pick up a tool and fix something like a man.
Comment at the link by “Catherder”:
“I am really, really, really glad to be married. The dating scene now has out-weirded the most cynical dystopian estimates by the most disillusioned SF author.”
I haven’t been able to confirm this, but, the ACLU who is suing the baker has actually made the statement that Muslims should be allowed to not serve homosexuals, but Christians should not be allowed to not serve them.
could never wrap my mind around the whole transsexual thing.
it is plain crazy. I understand the regular old gay/lesbian thing. It is who one may be attracted to, but when you’re born with a penis and think you should have a vagina and surgically get that penis removed -—eeeeeeek!
Yes, every organization should pay taxes.
You just made my day. :-)
Let’s put it this way, no organization should be exempt.
If taxes are too high, then they should be lowered for everyone.
The banking families, global elites, don’t want this.
Cuz taxes are for the “little people”.
It’s the greatest scheme ever.
There is a major movement in schools to wussify our boys and sadly it has permeated into our private Christian school. Boys get demerits for horseplay. The things we did back in the 60’s/70’s would get us expelled and arrested now a days.
The gazebo gets built with no studs and has tongu-in-groove flooring.
So horseplay should be rewarded ? Or ignored ?
So bad behavior is a good thing ?
It’s “part of growing up” a “right of passage”.
Then we should have classes in it. How to be a bad ass and get in trouble for doing things wrong.
Let’s prove our manhood through bad behavior.
And here, Ol Cletus thought, that they was experts as cabinetry...