Planned Parenthood goes ballistic in gender battle
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By Jim Sedlak

Planned Parenthood has been pushing the entire concept of “gender identity.” Recently it released three new videos for parents of preschool students. The videos tell these parents that they must be sensitive to gender issues when dealing with their children who are under five years of age.

In the 1990 movie, Kindergarten Cop, there is a scene in which one of the boys in the kindergarten class stands and explains to a new teacher, “Boys have a penis; girls have a vagina.” Well, according to Planned Parenthood, this is not true. In these new videos, Planned Parenthood insists that parents relay the message to their children, when discussing body parts, that “some boys have a vagina” and “some girls have a penis.”

Crazy, right?

Well, not in the world of Planned Parenthood. It has been doing this gender-bending “education” for years. Many Planned Parenthood locations offer transgender services that include hormonal treatments—testosterone for girls who want to be boys and estrogen for boys who want to be girls. The problem is that, once the child has gone through puberty according to their natural “birth gender,” it is more complicated to make the change.

A few Planned Parenthood locations have been introducing “puberty suppression” services. If it can get to the children before they enter puberty, it can deliver drugs that will stop puberty from happening—apparently until the child decides which gender he or she wants to be. The problem for Planned Parenthood is that it must have parental permission before it can administer these suppression drugs.

These new videos are one of numerous gambits by Planned Parenthood to convince parents that the ability for children to choose their own gender, despite their body parts, is normal and parents need to just accept this new way of thinking.

You can imagine, then, Planned Parenthood’s outrage when it was revealed by the New York Times that the Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to roll back the outrageous policies on gender that were put in place by the Obama administration. According to the Times, DHHS is attempting to put the following definition of gender/sex in place:

“Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth. The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”

This definition will be presented to the Department of Justice later this year and, if declared legal, would then be used in all federal government programs.

Planned Parenthood reacted swiftly. Planned Parenthood Action tweeted, “This is horrifying. These inhumane, cruel, and discriminatory policies are dangerous and do not represent the needs of our diverse communities.”

Despite Planned Parenthood’s heated protest, the definition put forth by DHHS is clear and based on biological facts, rather than outrageous fantasies. Once approved, the definition will first be used in the federal government’s Title IX program. It will bring sanity back to our laws.

With its outrageous reaction to this simple, reasonable definition of male and female, Planned Parenthood is showing, once again, how far out of the mainstream it really is.

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk-radio show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.