A woman who mentally feels she is a man is, with the help of the ACLU, suing a Catholic hospital that is refusing to perform transition surgery.
“Transition surgery” or ‘sex reassignment surgery’ should be seen as an elective surgery and hospitals shouldn’t be forced to perform them. These surgeries do not make a man a woman, or a woman a man. It is the height of make-believe.
Because this transgender is unwilling to find a new hospital, she/he is going to make lives for others difficult. Dignity Health’s Mercy San Juan Medical Center, which is a private Catholic hospital in Sacramento, California, is in the middle of litigation with the ACLU after the hospital decided not to play along with a mentally ill individual’s request to become a man via sex change surgery.
The suit claims that Evan Michael Minton, a woman who thinks she is a man, wants her vagina removed. Minton claims that she was denied the sex change because the hospital was “discriminatory” to her lifestyle.
Of course, this angle is an easy way to get some attention and ruin other people’s lives because of unhappiness in their own.
The Blaze reports:
Sacramento defense attorney Johnny Griffin believes that Minton has a case against the hospital, which seeks $4000 in damages.
“It kind of goes back to the whole ‘separate but equal’ years ago, where it was OK to discriminate, but as long as you provide something that was equally balanced,” said Griffin. “So, this is why this is an area of the law that needs to be settled by the courts.
The hospital itself says that they could no perform the transition surgery ” in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) and the medical staff bylaws.”
“We have not been served with the complaint and cannot speak to the allegations until we have the opportunity to review them,” said Dignity Health Mercy San Juan officials in a statement. “What we can share is that at Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center, the services we provide are available to all members of the communities we serve without discrimination. We understand how important this surgery is for transgender individuals, and were happy to provide Mr. Minton and his surgeon the use of another Dignity Health hospital for his surgery within a few days.”
Minton selfishly decided to make a statement by suing the hospital for ‘damages’.
We are expecting that this case will go down the same way Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ended – it is within their religious right to refuse to do something that is outside of their belief system.