LifeSiteNews 6 May 2016
Family First Comment: Two things to note:
1. The NZ connection!
2. The similarity with the parental notification issue from yesterday..
“Though the case is about whether the 11-year-old can give informed consent to such serious medical treatment, which is intended to delay the onset of female puberty, the judge appears to have already conceded the point by referring to the girl by her preferred, male, initials, J.K., and accepting her male self-identification.”
Faced with two estranged parents in utter disagreement about their daughter’s wish to be a boy, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has appointed the child a legal guardian to protect her interests.
The father not only wants his daughter to cease taking hormone blockers but also to cease all contact with transgender activists or transgender-friendly therapists.
Though the case is about whether the 11-year-old can give informed consent to such serious medical treatment, which is intended to delay the onset of female puberty, the judge appears to have already conceded the point by referring to the girl by her preferred, male, initials, J.K., and accepting her male self-identification.
In his ruling, Mr. Justice Ronald Skolrood declared that, “This case is really about J.K. and his role in determining his own future. In my view, these issues cannot be properly considered without J.K.’s direct participation.”
Her father, referred to as N.K., has persisted in referring to his daughter by her female name at birth, or P.K., in court documents, despite an earlier court order that he refer to her with male pronouns, name, and initials.
The child is in joint custody along with a younger sibling of unstated gender, but both children spend most of their time with their mother, A.H.
A.H. and N.K. have been married twice to each other starting in 1999, and were divorced the second time late last year, having produced one child in each marriage. Most of the intervening years when married they spent apart, with the mother twice living in New Zealand while she got what the court calls “specialized” medical training. During her second sojourn there N.K. took care of the children.
According to A.H., her daughter displayed masculine behaviour very early, but the issue came to a head last year when her daughter reacted strongly to a shopping trip for her first training bra. A.H. got psychological help for her child after which her daughter expressed the wish to take the hormone blocker Lupron.
According to Skolrood’s ruling, “A.H. supports this course of treatment whereas N.K.’s view is that the child has not been adequately and independently assessed so as to permit a proper determination of whether this treatment is in the child’s best interest.”
The American College of Pediatricians, a voluntary association of medical practitioners, recently released a statement declaring that “Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.”
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