“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.”
— Henry Ward Beecher
They’ve fought a good fight for over seventy years.
FGM is mainly carried out on young girls between infancy and adolescence. The World Health Organization estimates that over 200 million women alive today have been subjected to forced clitoridectomy, most of whom live in nations on the African and Asian continents.
Some deem the procedure as “a rite of passage,” marking the girl’s entry into a new stage of life. Typically performed in Muslim cultures, clitoridectomies are given to female children for three primary purposes:
- To repress a young female’s urge to masturbate sexually.
- To preserve virginity till marriage by repressing her sexual desires.
- To fulfill the cultural and religious customs of sexual austerity and restraint.
The World Health Organization estimates the annual economic costs of FGM to be 1.2 billion dollars.
The United Nations and the World Health Organization have spent hundreds of millions over the past seven decades fighting Female Genitalia Mutilation. The WHO calls FGM:
“…a violation of the human rights of girls.”
I am grateful for the World Health Organization’s fight against FGM. I am thankful for the United Nations bringing awareness to the violation of the rights of little girls worldwide!
The Mutilation of Genitalia in Adolescent Girls (and Boys) in the United States Must Stop
During the last decade, there has been an attempt by some in the United States to normalize the mutilation of adolescent girls’ and boys’ genitalia in the name of “gender affirmation.”
This sexual mutilation of minors is supposed to help children conform to their “self-identified gender.” LGBQT+ activists advocate for these surgeries on our children.
The surgeries may include facial, breast, and bottom surgeries (clitoridectomy and penile transplants) on adolescent girls.
Let me be clear.
The practice of mutilating the bodies of adolescents in the United States is evil, a violation of the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.
Advocates for the mutilation of children’s genitalia, whether parents, teachers, doctors, or professionals, should be arrested and imprisoned.
The World Health Organization, the United Nations, the federal and state government, and citizens of the United States should fight gender-affirming surgeries of children like the WHO and the UN have fought Female Genitalia Mutilation for the past century.
Not fighting against the genitalia mutilation of adolescent American children is to possess similar moral guilt to the German citizens who never spoke out as Jews were being exterminated.
The mutilation of American children without speaking out against it is blood on your hands.
What Adults Do Is Their Business: What Is Done to Children Is Society’s Business
“Transgenderism is a mental disorder,” says Dr. Paul R. McHugh, formerly of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. McHugh is the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry. He says:
“Transgenderism is a disorder similar to a ‘dangerously thin’ person suffering from anorexia looking in the mirror and thinking, ‘I’m overweight.'”
“The mind needs to be fixed,” says Dr. McHugh, “not the body. Sex change is biologically impossible.”
People who promote sexual reassignment surgery collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.
Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.“
Dr. McHugh says this intense feeling of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects.
The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken – it does not correspond with physical reality.
The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.”
The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh, is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different from the physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature.
This assumption that one’s gender is only in one’s mind, regardless of anatomical reality, has led some transgendered people to push for social acceptance and affirmation of their own subjective “personal truth,” said Dr. McHugh.
Not all of my adult friends are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually sound. For heaven’s sake, some would say I am not mentally sound.
But we love one another, right?
Of course, we do!
I can love all adults who decide to live their lives differently than I. Even if they make some stupid, illogical, and ultimately harmful decisions for themselves and their families, I’ll defend their right to choose their harmful decisions.
But when it comes to America’s children, that’s a wholly different matter.
Children Must Be Protected from Genitalia Mutilation
“The pro-transgender advocates do not want to know,” said Dr. McHugh, “that studies show between 70% and 80% of children who express transgender feelings “spontaneously lose those feelings over time.”
Also, says the Johns Hopkins psychiatrists, of those who had sexual reassignment surgery, most said they were “satisfied” with the operation “but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery.”
“And so at Hopkins, we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs,” said Dr. McHugh.
The former Johns Hopkins chief of psychiatry also warned against enabling or encouraging certain subgroups of the transgendered, such as young people “susceptible to suggestion from ‘everything is normal’ sex education,” and the schools’ “diversity counselors” who, like “cult leaders,” may “encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery.”
Dr. McHugh also reported that there are “misguided doctors” who, working with very young children who seem to imitate the opposite sex, will administer “puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous – even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility.”
“Such action comes close to child abuse,” said Dr. McHugh, given that nearly 80% of those kids will “abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated ….”
“’Sex change’ is biologically impossible,” said McHugh. “People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is a civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is, in reality, to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.”