After getting another query about this, I’m reposting this piece I wrote for www.IJReview.com on Oregon’s rules that allow 15 year olds to get sex change operations without parental consent and at taxpayer expense.
Teenagers as young as 15 years old can now get sex change operations in the state of Oregon without their parents’ consent — and at taxpayers’ expense.
Fox News reports Oregon Health Plan gatekeepers quietly changed the rules in January with no public debate:
With no public debate, HERC changed its policy to include cross-sex hormone therapy, puberty-suppressing drugs and gender-reassignment surgery as covered treatments for people with gender dysphoria, formally known as gender identity disorder.
The plan was discussed at four meetings and was passed without opposition.
The New York Times was the first to report the change in Oregon’s law. That story was highlighted by The Weekly Standard, whose reporter asked:
If Oregon’s political leadership thinks that 15-year-olds are so capable of making monumental decisions like getting sex reassignment surgery all on their own … surely someone mature enough … is capable of making responsible decisons about consuming beer, right?
The age of medical consent in Oregon is 15. However, that consent depends upon the topic. For instance, 15-year-olds in Oregon may not:
- Administer aspirin at school
- Get tattoos
- Use a tanning bed
- Eat ‘unhealthy‘ food at school
- Smoke cigarettes
- Smoke marijuana
- Drink alcohol
- Work more than 18 hours per week
- Drive alone
- Send or receive a “sext“
Oh, but there’s so much more. Read the rest by following this link: