Taxpayer funded? I sure hope not, because this is NOT a life or death necessity. Something is definitely rotten in this country. What has happened to common sense and decency? Oh yea, we kicked God out of our schools & its been all downhill ever since…
Planned Parenthood has found a new niche that could prove nearly as controversial as providing abortions: helping transgendered people through the sex-change process.
In the wake of last summer’s undercover videos that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials selling baby body parts for money – which is illegal – legislators in several states have looked for ways to deny funding to the women’s health giant.
While Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing, they have stopped accepting reimbursements for providing fetal parts to researchers. However, the gender reassignment process may enable the organization to make up the lost cash by other means.
“Whether you’re transgender or cisgender, you can visit your local Planned Parenthood health center for STD testing, birth control, physical exams, other sexual and reproductive health services, and referrals,” the organization’s website says. “Some Planned Parenthood health centers are able to offer hormone treatments for trans people.”
But Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council, told FoxNews.com the most severe backlash may not come from Americans who find the practice “bizarre,” but rather down the road “from clients who recognize this was not in their best interest.”
That’s because Planned Parenthood only requires prospective patients to provide “consent for services,” according to the Mar Monte Planned Parenthood website. According to the Standards of Care manual designed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, anyone seeking a change should first be examined by a mental health professional to “assess clients’ gender dysphoria.” More