Authorities in the United Kingdom are threatening to remove an autistic teenage boy from the care of his parents. The fourteen-year-old boy, who also has Asperger’s, has been identifying as a girl. An NHS gender clinic instructed his parents to put him on hormone-blockers in order to begin his transition into a girl. The parents refused, claiming that their child’s autism and Asperger’s probably played a role in his gender confusion.
Still, the NHS gender clinic continued pestering the parents to put the boy on hormone-blockers. In annoyance, the parents took their son away from the clinic, and they were reported to child services for “emotional abuse.” One of the boy’s teachers told the parents “that they should find alternative accommodation for their son or else he would be put into temporary foster care.”
It seemed unbelievable, but about a month later, local authorities visited the parents and tried to take their son away from them. To prevent that from happening, the parents sent the boy to live with a family friend.
The boy was then placed on a “child protection plan,” which implies that local authorities believe he is suffering under the care of his parents.
“I’m absolutely devastated,” the boy’s mother said. “When I saw the report that social services wrote about us and saw the words ‘emotional abuse,’ I just broke down. All we were doing was trying to get him to pause and think about his actions. My biggest worry as a mum is my child gets pushed down this route, becomes a woman, goes through the surgery, then gets to 25 and says, ‘I’ve made a mistake’.”
Thankfully, the family has now been put back together. But his parents are still worried of what could come next with child services and local authorities breathing down their necks.
There are several problems to highlight with this development. First of all, this is a direct result of socialism and universal health care in the United Kingdom. The NHS has been given too much power, so much so that parents hardly have any decision-making power when it comes to their children’s welfare. And there is the very obvious issue of forcing a fourteen-year-old to begin gender transitioning. Over the last week, The Conservative Line has reported several times of the growing menace of transgenderism. This is a serious mental illness that liberals around the world have embraced, and now, they are forcing it on kids.
We see stories like this every day, and we are reminded that socialism and liberalism are terrible for any sane society.