Former President Donald Trump revealed his plan to end gender ideology in schools and prohibit “gender-affirming” care for minors if re-elected president.
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According to the Department of Health and Human Services, Gender-affirming care, “consists of an array of services that may include medical, surgical, mental health and non-medical services for transgender and nonbinary people.”
The former president posted a video on Truth Social and Rumble pledging to “stop the chemical, physical and emotional mutilation of our youth.”
“On day 1 I will revoke Joe Biden’s cruel policies called gender-affirming care, ridiculous, a process that includes giving kids puberty blockers, mutating their physical appearance and ultimately performing surgery on minor children,” Trump said.
Trump also laid out that he will ask Congress to permanently stop federal taxpayer dollars from being used to “promote or pay” for gender transitioning. He said that he will pass a law prohibiting child mutilation in all 50 states.
Under Trump’s plan, hospitals and healthcare providers that engage in gender transition surgeries or chemical procedures on children will be prohibited from qualifying for Medicaid or Medicare.
“I will declare that any hospital or healthcare provider that participates in the chemical or physical mutilation of minor youth will no longer meet federal health and safety standards for our Medicaid and Medicare and will be terminated from the program immediately,” he said.
Furthermore, Trump said that the Department of Justice will investigate large pharmaceutical companies and “the big hospital networks” to determine if they have covered up long-term side effects of gender-transitioning surgeries and illegally advertised hormone treatments or puberty blockers.
Additionally, Trump vowed that the Department of Education will prohibit teachers from encouraging children to question their gender.
“If any teacher or school officials suggests to a child that they could be trapped in the wrong body, they will be faced with severe consequences,” Trump stated.
“We will promote positive education about the nuclear family, the roles of mothers and fathers and celebrating rather than erasing the things that make men and women different and unique,” he added.
Trump concluded his remarks by saying that “no country should be telling its children that they were born with the wrong gender.” He added that this concept was “invented” by the radical left and that under his leadership, “this madness will end.”
Five Republican states have enacted bans or restrictions on gender-affirming care for minors in the past two years: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee and Utah.