Biden admin ‘ignores rights of female athletes’, says women’s rights group

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Amid an ongoing debate over transgender athletes, a women’s rights group called out the Biden administration on Thursday after the White House announced new policies aimed at expanding the rights of transgender Americans.

The Biden administration issued a statement announcing new actions to support the mental health of transgender children, removing barriers transgender people face in accessing essential government services, while condemning “the proliferation of anti-transgender legislative attacks dangerous”.

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“It is clear that these types of bills stigmatize and worsen the well-being and mental health of transgender children, and they put loving and supportive families across the country at risk of discrimination and harassment. said the president, these bills are the worst excesses of the government, they are not American, and they must stop, ”said the declaration read.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signs a bill in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, that bars transgender girls and women from competing on women’s sports teams. Stitt signed the bill accompanied by more than a dozen young female athletes, including her eighth-grade daughter Piper.
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Ginny Gentles, a research fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, told Fox News Digital on Thursday that the administration’s recent policies “ignore the rights of female athletes.”

“By actively opposing state laws that protect women’s sports and repeatedly assuring activists that he will always support them, the President is ignoring the rights of female athletes. Male athletes should not play in women’s teams and compete against female athletes,” Gentles said in a statement. E-mail.

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On Wednesday, the governors of Oklahoma and Arizona joined more than a dozen other states in signing bills that prevent transgender girls and women from competing on women’s sports teams. At least 10 states have banned transgender athletes from participating in sports at all levels in a manner consistent with their gender identity.

“The President’s activist-drafted agenda also ignores calls from detransitionists and parents desperate to protect vulnerable children from medical abuse and radical gender ideology,” Gentles continued. “Detransitioners shine a light on the culture, laws, and policies that have pushed them down a harmful path of hormones, surgeries, and deteriorating mental health. What the Biden administration calls ‘health care affirming the gender “encourages young girls caught up in social contagion to remove their breasts and inject them with hormones, turning them into lifelong patients. The President of the United States should not be advocating for the medical exploitation of children.

Protesters hold signs ahead of the 2022 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology on March 17, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Protesters hold signs ahead of the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology on March 17, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Population Affairs has issued a document Thursday entitled “Gender Affirmation Care and Young People”. On the same day, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – another subset of HHS – published a parallel document titled “Gender-affirming care is trauma-informed care”.

HHS records describe what he calls appropriate treatments for transgender teens, including: “top” surgery – to create a typical male breast shape or breast enhancement;” and “‘Bottom’ surgery – genital or reproductive surgery, facial feminization or other procedures.”

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The debate surrounding transgender athletes gained national attention after University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, a transgender woman, was cleared to compete on the women’s team after three years on the men’s team.

Texas swimmers Erica Sullivan and Evie Pfeifer hug as 500 Freestyle winner Lia Thomas runs past during the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 17, 2022 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Texas swimmers Erica Sullivan and Evie Pfeifer hug as 500 Freestyle winner Lia Thomas runs past during the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 17, 2022 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Thomas set several records at the Ivy League championships in February with victories in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events after the NCAA updated its policy in January to defer to the entry guidelines of governing body for each sport. She also became the first transgender athlete to earn a national title with a victory in the 500-yard freestyle last month.

Timothy HJ Nerozzi of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.