Senator Alex Antic’s private member bill

The lack of appetite from the Labor party and the Greens in this country to safeguard children is alarming.

An increasing number of countries are banning harmful and irreversible treatments such as puberty blockers and cross sex hormones for minors, yet Australia seems hell-bent on forcing medical practitioners down an ‘affirmation only pathway.”

Puberty blockers are being used off-label for children – meaning they have not been subjected to clinical trials for this purpose – despite the evidence proving they can cause sterility and loss of sexual function.

Pauline Hanson recently tried to get an inquiry into gender clinic practices but failed to get support in the Senate.

Now Liberal Senator Alex Antic will attempt to protect children via a private members bill, designed to ban doctors and psychiatrists from engaging in gender therapy with minors:

The ban would stop doctors from administrating puberty blockers or conducting gender reassignment surgery, except in very rare circumstances. 

“So this relates only to under 18s,” he told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

“It would set up a regime whereby it would become a matter for the health minister to refer off to the various regulatory bodies.

“And there would be consequences for that medical practitioner or healthcare practitioner’s registration.

“It’s not designed as criminal sanction but it’s designed to capture that.”

One has to wonder why Labor and the Greens are so determined to harm children in this way.

Minors in Australia deserve far better.

Medical interventions such as these are incredibly invasive and extremely serious, and in this case, they should never be encouraged when they cause irreversible harm.

Children cannot drink alcohol, drive vehicles, vote, get married or get a tattoo because it is widely accepted that human brains are not fully mature until our early to mid twenties. Children cannot consent to being sterilised and then facing a myriad of other health issues caused by puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.

Let your Senators know that you expect them to consider this bill very seriously and to put child safeguarding first and foremost.