The U.S. Tavistock
It’s time for Planned Parenthood to close too
Are you among the many people who have recently received a donation solicitation from Planned Parenthood? Their current outreach makes sense. With the recent Supreme Court decision, women’s reproductive rights and access to an abortion are being canceled, rolled back, or threatened in many states. Funds from these Planned Parenthood solicitations will presumably be used to fight to restore these rights nationwide. Or so one would think.
The Planned Parenthood website has a simple mission statement:
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 13-1644147. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.
The header on their home page reads: “Supreme Court Allows States to Ban Abortion, Roe v. Wade Overturned” Confused about new laws that change how and where you can get safe, legal abortion? We're here for you.” Seems perfectly clear.
The two solicitations I recently received hit on the same theme “Your support will help us to protect abortion access”. Again, this is an effective call to action to protect reproductive rights. Their messaging is insistent, consistent, and persistent. Whatever one thinks of the recent Supreme Court ruling, we can be clear on what Planned Parenthood stands for, right? Sorry, but no.
Planned Parenthood is the player in the dispensing cross sex hormones in the U.S. Various sources list it as the top or second biggest provider of gender affirming hormone nationwide. And these drugs are laughably easy to obtain. Planned Parenthood’s Informed Consent statement reads (emphasis mine):
“Informed Consent is a model of care in which patients are able to access hormones during a visit with their provider, where they'll discuss the risks and benefits of care. No visit with a mental health professional is required.”
Under the “For Parents/Elementary Students” a portion of their website (and who thought this would be necessary on a Planned Parenthood site) there’s section on how to speak to grade school kids about sex, sexuality, and gender identity. According to this page, “Gender identity — including transgender and gender nonconforming identities — are cemented early in elementary school.” Cemented? Really?
Perhaps this switch in strategy came about when the co-founder of Tumbler joined the board of Planned Parenthood in 2014. At the time, Tumbler was very influential in spreading trans-ideology as can be seen here:
Based on this, I’m going to venture that Planned Parenthood is experiencing what might politely be termed scope creep and what might more realistically be called institutional capture. And before they receive a dime from me (and I hope from you), I’d like to know how Planned Parenthood funds are allocated and used. Their marketing materials clearly indicate (in the case of the direct mail solicitation) or imply (on the website) that they are fighting to ensure access to safe and legal abortions. How much of their funding goes to supporting the gender affirmation model?
Planned Parenthood is the closest thing America has to the U.K.’s Tavistock Gender Identity clinic. We don't have a national health service in the States, but Planned Parenthood has clinics nationwide, all ready to dispense hormones in one simple visit.
The Cass Review of the Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service resulted in its closure over the quality of care. Lawsuits are being prepared for medical negligence.
Can someone, anyone, explain to me how Planned Parenthood differs from Tavistock GIDS in their transgender affirming care model? Can anyone explain why their gender affirming care services aren’t being shut down or at least investigated?