Beshear Backtracks on Brutal Gender Mutilation Surgeries for Minors
In a stunning, yet unsurprising display of political flip-flopping, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, is desperately trying to distance himself from his previous support for gender reassignment surgery for minors. This is a clear attempt to salvage his political career after recklessly advocating for a practice that is not only controversial but harmful to children.
Beshear, who is scrambling to secure a second term, has been rightly criticized by Republicans for his dangerous endorsement of gender reassignment surgery for minors. In a recent interview, Beshear made the audacious claim that he has always opposed such surgeries for children, stating, "I have never supported gender reassignment surgery for minors, and they don’t happen in Kentucky."
This statement is a blatant attempt to rewrite history. Beshear's actions speak louder than his words. He vetoed a measure that would have protected children from gender-affirming care, a move that was seen by many as a clear endorsement of such procedures for minors. Thankfully, the state's GOP-dominated legislature overrode his veto, standing up for the rights and safety of Kentucky's children.
Beshear's sudden change in tone is nothing more than a desperate attempt to deflect the mounting criticism from Republicans and the public. The GOP, including gubernatorial nominee Daniel Cameron, has been relentless in their attacks, rightly exposing Beshear's inconsistency and his willingness to gamble with children's lives for political gain.
In a pathetic attempt to counter these criticisms, Beshear has launched an ad campaign invoking his Christian faith and support for parental rights. However, his actions tell a different story. His veto of the bill effectively stripped parents of their rights to protect their children from potentially harmful procedures.
The Republican Governors Association has rightly called out Beshear's hypocrisy, stating, "If Andy Beshear doesn’t support sex change surgery for minors he should have signed the bill that would ban sex change surgery for minors, plain and simple."
Beshear’s reversal on this issue is a clear admission of the harmful nature of gender reassignment surgery for minors. This practice has been widely criticized for its potential long-term effects on children, with many arguing that the research on its impact is limited and the irreversible procedures are too drastic.
Beshear’s reversal is indicative of a national shift as well. While the Anti-Family Left has been taking loss after loss on this issue, it’s clearly a losing issue in general for the left. We can anticipate many more Democrats to join in on supporting common-sense policies to defend our kids from this brutal mutilation. In fact, several Texas House Dems split from their party when it was time to vote on SB 14, which banned the gender modification of minors in Texas, last May.
While many minors that attempt to go through with these life-altering surgeries and chemical cocktails cited social media as a main driving influence in their misguided decision to do so. Social media mobs have a grip on Democrats everywhere. The aforementioned Texas House Democrats that split from the gender mafia on the SB 14 vote immediately faced an online firestorm of vile attacks (many of which were racially themed, as the two most high profile Dems that voted to defend our kids are black.)
Beshear’s previous actions reveal a politician who was willing to support such a controversial and dangerous practice for political points. Now, as he faces the consequences of his reckless actions. He is desperately trying to rewrite his narrative, but the truth is clear: Beshear played politics with children's lives, and now he's paying the price.