By Stephanie Curry, Esq., policy manager for Family Policy Alliance
We all know Planned Parenthood trades in death. Now Planned Parenthood is trading in death and gender destruction.
Planned Parenthood has recently begun to offer hormone services for people who want to change genders. This means that in addition to their big money-maker, abortion, they’ve added a new funding stream through stripping children of their God-given sex.
Imagine with me for a moment your 10-year-old son telling you he “feels” like a girl. The heart of a parent is to have a compassionate and honest conversation with our child about who he is and who he was created to be. If your son is truly struggling with his identity, compassionate care may involve engaging loving mentors and trusted therapists to help your son navigate the complexities of adolescent identity. The goal would be to assure your son he has a place in the world where he shines, with all his unique gifts and abilities, and helping him find his God-given calling. Who in the world would tell a child they need to become someone else to be valued and loved?
Planned Parenthood would.
And they are now telling children they can help them become someone else in twenty states.
Planned Parenthood’s motto is “Care, No Matter What”. Yet, their version of “care” is to tell your son he is a girl. They’ll tell him he’s always been a girl and was in fact born a girl in the wrong body. If your daughter feels like a boy, they’ll tell her she was born a boy and has always been a boy in the wrong body. Planned Parenthood calls this deception how they “care”.
Their lie dilutes and corrupts the remarkable creation of biological sex to a mere label that a person is “assigned” arbitrarily by a doctor at birth.
To promote the lie of “gender identity,” Planned Parenthood will give your son synthetic hormones to stop puberty. This can happen in children even as young as ten-years-old—despite the fact that there’s near-universal agreement that insufficient long-term studies have been conducted on the use of these hormones for the purpose of “gender transition” in children. Once he reaches the age where puberty is supposed to start, they’ll start to give him another set of hormones called “cross-sex hormones”. These drugs will stop his facial hair from growing, promote unnatural breast growth and reduce the size of his testes, among many other things.
Their “care” will result in your child’s permanent sterilization, yet another way Planned Parenthood destroys future life.
What Planned Parenthood is really offering is “care, no matter what…the truth is.”
No matter that every single cell of your son’s body has the male XY chromosome; No matter that every single cell in your daughter’s body has the female XX chromosome; No matter that your child’s risk of suicide just went up 20 times compared to those not taking hormones; no matter that your child will be on drugs the rest of his life to maintain his false identity.
The truth is, no amount of drugs can change your son’s sex.
No drug or surgery can change the more than 37 trillion cells in your son’s body that scream out his sexual identity and bathe every thought, every process, every biological response in “maleness”. Our chromosomes are not a mere “label,” arbitrarily assigned to us by a doctor. Biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and God’s Word all attest that there are males and there are females. This distinction was written into every cell by God and tell us who we are. We are human. And we are male or female.
This is the truth about who our sons and daughters really are.
“So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27-28 (NLT)
Your children are priceless members of God’s creation—made in God’s own image, a reflection of His very nature! Your child being male, or female, is an immutable aspect of what it means to be human. It is a part of the fabric of creation and a reflection of God himself.
Your child’s sex is not an “after-thought” or a mistake. It is also not a choice.
Here’s how you can help stop our tax dollars from continuing to fund Planned Parenthood:
Please take action now to stop some of the tens of millions of federal tax dollars that go to Planned Parenthood. Ask President Trump and Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, to stop nearly $60 million to Planned Parenthood by reforming the regulations on Title X funding.
Planned Parenthood has received enough of our money.