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'Liberal' parents of gender-confused kids among supporters of Alberta's proposed 'transitioning' ban ^ | 2/22/2024 | Anthony Murdoch

Posted on 02/23/2024 10:42:36 AM PST by NetAddicted

AParents whose kids have undergone medical or surgical 'transitioning' say that Premier Danielle Smith’s policies will spare other families from 'the heartache their families have been through.'

(LifeSiteNews) — Many parents, some of whom consider themselves very “liberal,” are on board with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s forthcoming legislation that will ban doctors from surgically or chemically “transitioning” children, saying the new rules will help prevent the immense sorrow that comes from extreme transgender ideology.

As highlighted in a recent Epoch Times report, parents whose kids have undergone medical or surgical “transitioning” say that Smith’s new policies will only benefit families in general and spare them from “the heartache their families have been through.”

On January 31, Smith announced what is perhaps the strongest pro-family legislation in Canada, protecting kids from life-altering so-called “top and bottom” surgeries as well as other extreme forms of transgender ideology.

According to Crystal, a mom from Calgary, her son Noah, when he was in Grade 9, had a friend who made a “transition” from a female to a male. Her son had noted he was what is called a “trans ally,” but suddenly he began to identify himself as “she/they.”

“Fast forward to the early part of Grade 10, and out of the blue I get a text from my kid while he’s at school saying, ‘I’m now identifying as she/they,’” said Crystal, who said she is “quite a liberal parent.”

However, despite being a “liberal,” she admitted that she did not have an easy time with her son changing names and using different pronouns.

“Out of the blue is this vitriol towards me when I didn’t get it right,” she said, adding she then just decided to call her son “kiddo.”

However, Noah then told her he wanted hormones. Crystal and her ex-husband had thought Noah was just going through a phase, as he was “well known” for this.

“He would try on different so-called ‘identities’ like a jock, a nerd, a rapper,” Crystal said, and even as he was supposed to be “transitioning,” took on a look of a “goth.”

According to Crystal, her son did not “even remotely” show signs of wanting to change genders before.

Alberta’s forthcoming regulations include a ban on so-called “top” surgeries (mastectomies, breast constructions) as well as “bottom” surgeries (vaginoplasties, phalloplasties) for children ages 17 and under. Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are also restricted to those age 16 and older but only with parental consent.

Smith said her United Conservative Party (UCP) government will soon introduce legislation that, if passed, would bar doctors in the province from medically or surgically “transitioning” children under age 17. The new legislation will also mandate parental consent for pronoun changes in school. Coming in the fall will be additional legislation that bans men who claim to be women from competing in women’s sports.

Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) praised Smith’s decision to introduce legislation to ban doctors from chemically or surgically “transitioning” children, calling it a “political miracle.”

Crystal’s line in the sand for her son: ‘No medical affirmation’ When the Alberta government was researching its new policy regarding banning surgically or chemically “transitioning” children, Crystal said she was one of the parents they talked with to get feedback.

She admits at the time she was not a fan of Smith or her party, but now says she is “doing this right.”

Crystal noted that if this policy had been in place only three years ago, all the heartache could have been avoided.

“This is blowing up relationships,” she said.

When speaking to her son, Crystal noted that her “line in the sand will always be [that] there will be no medical affirmation.”

As a result, she then said she was “hit with the vitriol.”

Due to Crystal having had to deal with her son wanting to become something other than his birth sex, she contacted parents with similar situations via a group called Our Duty.

After connecting with parents on the site, Crystal noted how her son Noah “checks a lot of the boxes” with other kids who say they are transgender.

She said that kids in these situations all use the same “script” of saying they are going to “kill myself if I don’t get the proper medical intervention if you don’t use the pronouns.”

“It’s the constant threat of suicide,” she noted.

Complaint filed against doctor who gave hormones Despite Crystal trying to delay her son wanting to undergo a “medical transitioning,” she did book an appointment with a doctor to talk about hormones.

However, after being referred to a clinic to further talk about her son’s matter, she said the personnel were “aggressive.”

Crystal noted how the clinic was constantly emailing and calling her to make an appointment for her son, and she was told she had to have all the paperwork and blood work done before the meeting.

She said that this made “no sense,” so she told the clinic that she was “not signing a consent form.”

When she went to the appointment with her son, she was taken to a room with a doctor alone and was told that this appointment was not for her but for Noah.

The doctor only spoke with her for 10 minutes and was already willing to prescribe her son hormones. At this point, she confronted the doctor for not doing a thorough psychological assessment or any other screening. The doctor mentioned to her that while she was able to oppose the treatment, she could end up in the courts and that he would testify on Noah’s behalf. He then said he had always won in similar situations with other parents.

Crystal filed a complaint with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta against the doctor regarding her experience with her son, but for the time being, is not making public his name.

Her son later went to that doctor alone and started to take hormones. It was at this point she realized she had no control over the situation.

Crystal said that in the past her family doctor along with a child psychologist did not affirm Noah’s gender dysphoria. She noted that it was only the “gender experts,” all of whom had “zero history with my child,” who suggested this.

“They did not solicit the qualified professionals we had in place,” she said.

As for Noah, who is now in grade 12, the doctor who had the complaint against him told Noah that it was his mom who did this, which made her son mad.

“I will never forgive you for this,” he told her.

He then ran away from home and told people that he was not “safe” at home with his mom.

“I just want to be your mom,” she had mentioned to him.

While many so-called “gender-affirming care” workers claim that the effects of puberty blockers can be reversed, according to Dr. Jane Anderson, vice president of the American College of Pediatricians, as per The Epoch Times, the hormones can severely impact brain development.

Puberty blockers can cause heightened depression, severe mood swings, and weight gain.


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KEYWORDS: alberta; canada; childabuse; children; lgbt; lgbtq; lifesitenews; mutilation; pic; transgender
Detailed, heartbreaking details of lib Alberta mom who's son suddenly began identifying as a girl. I meant to post about Alberta's ban on trans-mutilating meds and surgeries for children a while ago. Just found this article.
1 posted on 02/23/2024 10:42:36 AM PST by NetAddicted
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To: NetAddicted


We are definitely in the Days of Noah and the Days of Lot

Luke 17:26-32
New King James Version

26 And as it was in the Days of Noah, so it will be also in the Days of the Son of Man:

27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the Day that Noah entered the Ark, and the Flood came and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise as it was also in the Days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

29 but on the Day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained Fire and Brimstone from Heaven and destroyed them all.

30 Even so will it be in the Day when the Son of Man is revealed.

31 In that Day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back.

32 Remember Lot’s wife.

2 posted on 02/23/2024 11:12:36 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the Days of Lot; They did Eat, They Drank, They Bought, They Sold ......)
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To: SaveFerris
d1975044213215-580b5cbb12676 .
3 posted on 02/23/2024 11:25:13 AM PST by cuz1961 (USCGR Vet, John Adams Descendant , deal with it.)
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To: NetAddicted

first do no harm.

parents too.

4 posted on 02/23/2024 11:28:14 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world or something )
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To: cuz1961

Wow, I’d never seen that sculpture before

It truly captures the moment IMHO

5 posted on 02/23/2024 11:52:00 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the Days of Lot; They did Eat, They Drank, They Bought, They Sold ......)
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To: NetAddicted

I don’t understand why these quack “doctors” aren’t just disappearing never to be heard from again.


6 posted on 02/23/2024 11:55:56 AM PST by Lurker ( Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: cuz1961

I may save that picture to include in some of my posts

Thanks for showing it to me

7 posted on 02/23/2024 11:58:01 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the Days of Lot; They did Eat, They Drank, They Bought, They Sold ......)
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To: SaveFerris


maranatha !

8 posted on 02/23/2024 1:17:34 PM PST by cuz1961 (USCGR Vet, John Adams Descendant , deal with it.)
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