As HHS sec refuses to answer about child gender reassignment

President Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services refused to respond after being grilled by Sen. Paul at a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about his stance on child sex change.

“American culture is now normalizing the idea that minors may be given hormones to prevent the biological development of their secondary sexual characteristics” Said in the hearing Dr. a transgender woman. For Rachel Levin.

“Most genital mutilation is not usually done by force. But as WHO has noted by social convention, social norm, it is the social pressure of what it is doing and doing for others, as well as social There is a need to accept the fear of rejection by the community. ”, Pal said. He said that no concrete steps have been taken by the government to prevent such incidents.

While airing, he starts his question to Levine.

“Dr. Levine You have supported both minors to be given hormone inhibitors, to prevent them from going through puberty, as well as surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia. Like surgical mutilation, the hormonal blockage of can change permanently and inhibit secondary sexual characteristics, ”he continued.

Paul then asked Levine: “Do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s gender?”

Levine, the first transgender person to be nominated for a cabinet-level position, dodged the question, with the answer to transgender medicine being a “very complex and nuanced area” and saying that she would be happy to discuss the “special” If confirmed.

Paul pressed on.

“Would you make more concrete decisions about whether minors should be involved in these decisions?”

Rachel Levine, nominated as an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, February 25, 2021.  (25)
Rachel Levine, designated as an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on February 25, 2021.
Caroline Bridgman / Pool via AP

Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary, once again refused to answer, saying he would be “delighted” to talk about it.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, David Patty Murray, told Paul that his line of questioning was inappropriate and inaccurate.

“It is really important to me that our nominees are treated with respect and that our questions focus on their rather than ideological and damaging misrepresentations like we heard before from Sen. Paul and I of this committee. I will focus on that as the chairman., “Murray (D-WA) said.

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