President Trump released the latest video in his series of 2024 presidential campaign position statements, this one vowing to “revoke Joe Biden’s cruel policies on so-called “gender affirming care”” and crackdown on hospitals and Big Pharma for mutilating children with transgender surgery and medications.
The Trump campaign issued an accompanying bullet point summary:
President Trump’s Plan to Protect Children from Left-Wing Gender Insanity
Mar-a-Lago, FL – Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his plan to stop the chemical, physical, and emotional mutilation of our youth because no serious country should be telling its children that they were born with the wrong gender.
The left-wing gender insanity being pushed on our children is an act of child abuse—very simple.” – President Donald J. Trump
1. Revoke Joe Biden’s cruel policies on so-called “gender affirming care”—a process that includes giving kids puberty blockers, mutating their physical appearance, and ultimately performing surgery on minor children.
2. Sign a new executive order instructing every federal agency to cease all programs that promote the concept of sex and gender transition at any age.
3. Ask Congress to permanently stop federal taxpayer dollars from being used to promote or pay for these procedures.
4. Pass a law prohibiting child sexual mutilation in all 50 states.
5. Declare that any hospital or healthcare provider participating in the chemical or physical mutilation of minor youth will no longer meet federal health and safety standards for Medicaid and Medicare—and will be terminated from the program.
6. Support the creation of a private right of action for victims to sue doctors who have unforgivably performed these procedures on minor children.
7. Direct the Department of Justice to investigate Big Pharma and the big hospital networks to determine whether they have: Deliberately covered up horrific long-term side-effects of “sex transitions” to get rich at the expense of vulnerable patients. Illegally marketed hormones and puberty blockers, which are in no way licensed or approved for this use.
8. Direct the Department of Education to inform states and school districts that if any teacher or school official suggests to a child that they could be trapped in the wrong body, they will be faced with severe consequences, including, potential Civil Rights violations for sex discrimination, and the elimination of federal funding.
9. As part of our new credentialing body for teachers, 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.
Ask Congress to pass a bill establishing that: The only genders recognized by the U.S. government are male and female—and they are assigned at birth. Title IX prohibits men from participating in women’s sports. Protects the rights of parents from being forced to allow their minor child to assume a new gender identity without the parents’ consent.
Biden issued an executive order on June 15, 2022 that seeks to block so-called conversion therapy for children while promoting gender conversion treatment (excerpts):
ADDRESSING “CONVERSION THERAPY”
As a candidate, President Biden pledged to help end so-called “conversion therapy” – a discredited and dangerous practice that seeks to suppress or change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQI+ people. Today, President Biden is using his executive authority to launch an initiative to protect children across America and crack down on this harmful practice, which every major medical association in the United States has condemned.
…President Biden is charging HHS with leading an initiative to reduce the risk of youth exposure to this dangerous practice. HHS will explore guidance to clarify that federally-funded programs cannot offer so-called “conversion therapy.” HHS will also increase public awareness about its harms, provide training and technical assistance to health care providers, and expand support for services to help survivors.
SAFEGUARDING HEALTH CARE AND PREVENTING LGBTQI+ YOUTH SUICIDE
“The President’s Order charges HHS to work with states to promote expanded access to gender-affirming care.”
…Fighting back against state-level attacks on LGBTQI+ children. The Department of Justice has intervened and filed statements of interest in lawsuits across the country challenging state laws that seek to ban transgender children from accessing gender-affirming health care and participating in school activities as unconstitutional.