UK court to decide if children can give informed consent

UK court to decide if children can give informed consent

The mother of a 15-year-old autistic girl, who also suffers from gender dysphoria, is challenging the trans agenda in the UK. The action is also being undertaken by a former psychiatric nurse, Susan Evans.

The Guardian reported,

A landmark test case to establish whether children can give informed consent to medical treatment for gender reassignment begins in the high court this week. At the heart of the case is the provision of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to young people who wish to transition or are considering doing so.

“We are essentially seeking to say that the provision at the Tavistock for young people up to the age of 18 is illegal because there isn’t valid consent,” said Paul Conrathe, a solicitor with Sinclairs law, which is representing Evans and the mother.

“The issue is whether the young person is of sufficient maturity and capacity to understand the consequences of their actions. We say it is a leap too far …. a young person is being offered a treatment with lifelong consequences when they are at a stage of emotional and mental vulnerability. It simply doesn’t compute, and therefore whatever medical professionals say is consent is not valid in law.”

Kirralie Smith, Binary spokeswoman, said this is an important case to watch.

“Children are being experimented on. This is a crucial case as the courts will have to decide whether to uphold an ideological agenda over and above evidence-based science and medical practices.”

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