People wishing to de-transition after sex change therapy will be supported by a Family First bill should its candidates be elected to the Victorian Upper House on November 26.
Family First Lead Candidate Lee Jones said the bill would ask the Parliament to provide clinical care for people harmed by the side effects of puberty blockers, cross sex hormones and irreversible surgery.
“There is currently an epidemic of children and young people struggling with their gender identity as a result of woke ideas that are now rife in the school system.”
Mr Jones said such a private members’ bill would also amend the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act which makes it illegal for a medical practitioner, counsellor or even parents to talk a child out of making irreversible changes to their body.
“It should not be against the law to offer biology-affirming choices to children and young people,” Mr Jones said.
“Parents certainly should not be criminalised, as they are now, if they dare to encourage their child to be comfortable in the body they were born in.
“Priests, pastors, counsellors and imams should also not be criminalised when someone asks for prayer or help, as is the case under the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act.”
Mr Jones noted that the Tavistock child gender clinic in London has now been closed after a review by paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass found that children were being harmed.
“Clearly the media are not asking questions about the practices of child gender clinics here in Victoria nor what is being taught to children in schools.
“A bill to provide some balance to the harmful woke ideas are needed and will be a key priority of Family First members should they be elected to the Legislative Council.
“This election is about one thing: who will protect your family from the threat of radical political correctness.
“A Family First bill to provide clinical care to de-transitioners and to restore freedom to treat and pray for children struggling with gender issues will be a first step in answering this question,” Mr Jones said.
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