Dr. Rachel Levine Ducks And Dodges Sen. Paul’s Questions Concerning Sex Changes For Kids

Dr. Rachel Levine ducked and dodged beneath questions fired off by Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday regarding the doctor’s previous support for giving kids puberty blocking drugs and sex-change operations.

Levine, who President Joe Biden nominated for assistant Health and Human Services secretary, took questions from various lawmakers as part of a confirmation hearing, however, Paul boldly stood up and asked some tough, pointed, and very blunt questions.

via Daily Wire:

“Genital mutilation has been nearly universally condemned,” Paul began, citing the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Population Fund. “According to the WHO, genital mutilation is recognized internationally as a violation of human rights. Genital mutilation is considered particularly egregious because, as the WHO notes, it is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children.”

Paul, who received his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine in 1988, went on to note that most genital mutilation worldwide is not typically performed by force but rather for the sake of “social convention, social norm, the social pressure to conform; to do what others do and have been doing, as well the need to be accepted socially and the fear of being rejected by the community.”

Paul warned that American culture is in the process of socially normalizing sex changes for minors, either through puberty-blocking hormones or surgery.

Levine danced around Paul’s question as to whether or not minors are actually capable of making life-altering decisions such as changing their sex. After all, that’s the kind of change that’s hard to come back from.

“Well, senator, thank you for your interest in this question,” the doctor said. “Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed. And if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed as the assistant secretary of health, I will look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office and discussing the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine.”

Paul pointed out that Levine didn’t answer the question. “Let’s be a little more specific since you evaded the question. Do you support the government intervening to override the parents’ consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia?”

The Kentucky senator then went on to point out Levine’s support for “accelerating” measures for “street kids,” and expressed his concern that vulnerable kids without homes or families would then be allowed to have sex change operations and treatments. He then brought up the case of Keira Bell, a British female who later stated she regretted taking testosterone and undergoing a double mastectomy.

Levine once again refused to answer the question, giving essentially the same response that was given t to the previous question.

“Let it go into the record that the witness refused to answer the question,” Paul responded. “The question is a very specific one: should minors be making these momentous decisions?” He went on to explain why such procedures are medically unprecedented.

As you might imagine, Paul caught some flack for being bold enough to ask the important questions.

“It is really critical to me that our nominees be treated with respect and that our questions focus on their qualifications, rather than ideological and harmful misrepresentations,” Sen. Patty Murray went on to say.

Kudos for Paul having the guts to stand up and ask the questions we all need the answers to. If only other conservative politicians had that kind of backbone.