Danielle Smith announces ban on gender reassignment surgery for minors

By Cosmin Dzsurdzsa

In a long-awaited announcement on Wednesday, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith unveiled a comprehensive set of policies addressing gender ideology and parental rights.

The premier emphasized her commitment to preserving children’s rights to navigate their growth and make impactful decisions about their lives in a video posted to her X account. However, she also voiced apprehensions about irreversible decisions related to biological sex for youth and underscored potential risks.

One of the focal points of Premier Smith’s address was the stance on gender reassignment treatments for minors. Notably, top and bottom gender reassignment surgeries will not be permitted for children aged 17 and under in Alberta.

“It is my view that a list of adult choices includes deciding whether or not to alter one’s biological sex, making permanent and irreversible decisions regarding one’s biological sex, while still, a youth can severely limit that child’s choices in the future, prematurely encouraging or enabling children to alter their very biology or natural growth,” said Smith.

“No matter how well-intentioned and sincere poses a risk to that child’s future that I as Premier, am not comfortable with permitting in our province.”


full story and video at https://tnc.news/2024/01/31/smith-gender-assignment-surgery1/

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