Florida Governor Ron DeSantis keeps showing Democrats why it’s a mistake to underestimate him.
Governor DeSantis does not avoid a fight.
And Ron DeSantis left Democrats’ head spinning with this nasty surprise.
As Black Eye Politics reports:
The latest front in the left’s culture is injecting transgenderism into every facet of American life.
Liberals want to normalize the idea that gender is just a social construct and men can claim to be women.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis already took two steps to push back on the left’s bizarre transgender agenda.
DeSantis signed legislation banning biological males from competing in women’s sports and to prevent woke teachers from grooming children with sexualized classroom lessons.
But Governor DeSantis is not stopping there.
A letter from Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo laid out the administration’s plan to ask the state board that regulated doctors to ban the practice of transgender surgeries for minor children.
Dr. Ladapo wrote that “the Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) has conducted a full review to determine if these treatments are ‘consistent with generally accepted professional medical standards (GAPMS) and not experimental or investigational.’”
The letter explained that there was no actual scientific evidence for doctors performing sex change operations on young children.
“While some professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Endocrine Society, recommend these treatments for ‘gender affirming’ care, the scientific evidence supporting these complex medical interventions is extraordinarily weak. For instance, the overview conducted by Dr. Brignardello-Peterson and Dr. Wiercioch states that ‘there is great uncertainty about the effects of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries in young people with gender dysphoria,’” Dr. Ladapo added.
Instead, Dr. Ladapo wrote that the doctors carrying out transgender surgeries for young children did so to advance the left’s political agenda as opposed to being grounded in sound medicine.
“The current standards set by numerous professional organizations appear to follow a preferred political ideology instead of the highest level of generally accepted medical science. Florida must do more to protect children from politics-based medicine. Otherwise, children and adolescents in our state will continue to face a substantial risk of long-term harm,” Dr. Ladapo continued.
“The Agency ultimately concluded that ‘Available medical literature provides insufficient evidence that sex reassignment through medical interventions is a safe and effective treatment for gender dysphoria,’” Dr. Ladapo stated.
Governor DeSantis also instructed the state Health Department to end the practice of Medicaid paying for transgender surgeries of any age.
This takes Florida taxpayers off the hook for surgeries that serve no purpose other than as part of a bizarre political cause on the left.
Many establishment Republicans shy away from culture war fights out of fear of liberals in Hollywood and the corporate media calling them bigots.
That’s how the left overwhelmed American culture on social issues such as homosexual marriage.
But Ron DeSantis is one Republican not afraid of these fights.
And not only is Ron DeSantis winning, but his poll numbers also continue to increase the more he stands up to the left’s woke ideology.