‘All Options Are On The Table’: Dozens Of Tennessee Republicans Push Hospital To Halt Gender Surgeries For Kids - The Jewish Voice
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‘All Options Are On The Table’: Dozens Of Tennessee Republicans Push Hospital To Halt Gender Surgeries For Kids

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Dozens of legislators from Tennessee’s House of Representatives urged the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to halt gender-related surgeries on minors in a Wednesday letter.

VUMC offers various medical procedures to minors who identify as transgender to help them present as the opposite sex including hormones and double-mastectomies, according to the Daily Wire. The letter, signed by 62 House Republicans, asked VUMC to halt its gender-related surgeries on minors within 10 days, warning that  additional steps will be taken in the coming weeks and in the legislature’s January session.

Legislators are open to a wide variety of options, including a criminal investigation, to crack down on the procedures depending on the hospital’s response, Republican Tennessee state Rep. Jason Zachary told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“All options are on the table,” he told the DCNF.

The effort is a direct response to unearthed videos regarding transgender surgeries for minors and profiting from such procedures, but House Republicans are also working on legislation cracking down on puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors, he said.

“It is deeply troubling that Vanderbilt University Medical Center appears to be motivated by profits in its practice of recommending such radical and life-altering surgery for minors,” Zachary said in a press release. “We expect Vanderbilt’s Board of Directors to simply do what is right by choosing to protect the well-being and health of vulnerable children.”

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