(ConservativeSense.com) – During an interview last Saturday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a controversial statement that American children “belong to all of us,” resulting in angry backlash from conservatives.
Jean-Pierre was attending the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) awards during which she was interviewed by Jezebel magazine. During that interview, she spoke about visibility and representation for LGBTQ+ youth. She also criticized Republicans for passing legislation that she believes is “anti-LGBTQ+” and that it should be called out.
The press secretary mentioned hearing “devastating stories” from parents over the last few months who are thinking about fleeting Red states because they feel their child is in danger by not being able to access what Democrats call “gender-affirming care.” She said that people “have to call out” why banning such treatments for minors is dangerous, and that the kids “are our kids” and “belong to all of us.”
President Joe Biden made similar statements a few weeks prior, stating that there was “no such thing as someone else’s child,” and that the “nation’s children are all out children.”
These comments only provide more fuel for conservatives who are pushing back against this notion. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of the best examples. He’s been at the forefront of the movement to ban teaching LGBTQ+ material to small children, banning trans surgeries for minors, and banning explicit drag shows from being performed in the presence of children.
Trans surgeries are also being banned in other countries as more people wake up to the fact that it’s irrational to believe minors, who aren’t allowed to drink, smoke, drive, and so on, can make informed decisions about permanently altering their bodies and losing their ability to reproduce in the future.
Whether or not “gender-affirming care” is actually care or medical malpractice is one of the major dividing lines between the Democratic and Republican Parties, with the former believing it should be widely accessed and the latter believing it should be restricted or outright banned.
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