Republicans in the House of Representatives, led by Illinois Rep. Mary Miller, are calling for the firing of four Department of Defense (DOD)-affiliated doctors who appeared to advocate for sex-change procedures for children as young as seven years old.
Drs. David Klein, Thomas Baxter and Natasha Schvey are all physicians at Travis Air Force Base in California, while Dr. Noelle Larson works at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The four wrote in an article for the American Journal of Public Health that “children can begin participating in their medical decision-making as early as age seven years” and that “youths … have an inherent ability and right” to hormones and sex-change operations. The doctors add that providing hormones and sex-change operations for minors can improve force readiness, so military doctors should be trained in the field.
“If DOD advocates for the chemical castration of 7–year–old children to further a radical leftwing political agenda, we lose our moral standing in the world. The nations and people caught in the middle of the 21st Century struggle between American dominance or Chinese dominance will view us as morally lost,” Miller, Tennessee Rep. Diana Harshbarger and Texas Rep. Brian Babin write to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a letter obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller.