How the So-called Equality Act Will Affect Us

2019 May 13
by bc3b
A long read, but it points out the things the so-called Equity Act would destroy: parental rights, doctors’ rights, churches and religious schools, Catholic hospitals and even girls’/women’s sports. As is so often the case in the leftist world, small minorities (in this case, trannies) would exercise a tyranny and ride roughshod over the general population.
And, rather than keeping Americans informed, CNN and the rest of the MSM are doing everything possible to ensure the public isn’t aware of what’s included in the Equality Act and the ramifications it can have on the country and its citizens.

The Daily Signal sat down with Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, to discuss the “Equality Act” and its impact it would have on parental rights, doctors’ oath to do no harm to patients, as well as the effect it would have on Faith-based organization who oppose transgender ideology, and even its impact girls’ sports. Dr. Cretella warned the “Equality Act,” despite its name, would unfairly strip parents and moral conscientious health care employers of their freedoms as well as cause more harm to patients and children than good.

The law in question, H.R. 5 – The Equality Act, would prohibit “discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity” and includes “sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.”

But, Dr. Cretella told the Daily Signal, “This is very dangerous legislation in that it literally mandates that health professionals do harm to people. This act says that a health professional cannot deny treatment to a person based on their gender identity. ”

“Now, at first blush, people may say, ‘Well, what’s wrong with that?’,” Dr. Cretella continued. “The problem is this: A person who identifies as trans can very readily and easily go and access medical care for a common cold, an ankle sprain, etc. The issue is when they go into a doctor’s office and say, for example, a woman goes in and says, ‘I identify as a man. I want you, my OB-GYN, to perform a hysterectomy. Take my healthy uterus out of my healthy body.'”

“That’s forcing a physician to violate his oath to first do no harm,” she warned. Now, the transgender activists claim that, ‘Oh, no. These transgender surgeries, removing reproductive organs, putting them on hormones is lifesaving.’ It’s simply not true. That is not what the science shows.”

Dr. Cretella cited a recent study which showed that “30 years after surgery, the transgender-identified population had a suicide rate 19 times greater than the general population.”

So, she argues, despite inconclusive evidence that  these surgeries actually help individuals, “H.R. 5 will mandate every single physician to participate in. And that’s the biggest problem. It’s being mandated, as I say, under the guise of helping trans-identified people when, in point of fact, it does nothing to decrease their risk of suicide.”

Furthermore, laws like the “Equality Act” give legal reprieve for individuals to sue Catholic hospitals. States such as New Jersey and California have already passed laws which grant the same civil right protections to transgender individuals which has resulted “in New Jersey, one Catholic hospital has been sued by a woman claiming to be a man. She sued the Catholic hospital because the hospital refused to perform a hysterectomy.”

But, given the availability of other hospitals willing to perform these sorts of surgeries, Dr. Cetrella argues that, “it’s not a question of availability, which is why if H.R. 5 passes and becomes the law of the land, you are essentially putting Catholic health care out of business. You’re literally driving them out of business.”

In terms of parental rights, Dr. Cetrella explained that under the proposed legislation, “There are none anymore. If this Equality Act passes, it literally says that any action by anyone to interfere with access to “transgender procedures or reproductive health,” that’s discrimination. That’s not allowed.”

Again, in states with similar legislation, “one family in Ohio already had their parental rights terminated because they would not consent to their adolescent daughter getting puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.”

The children, in essence,  become the state’s.” And public schools who receive federal dollars “will actually be required to teach this transgender ideology from Pre-K on forward, all the way up.”

This is because of the Equality Act would wrongly “identity gender identity as though it’s race or skin color.”

Dr. Cetrella notes that the Equality Act does not have any special exemption for religious-based organizations. “If H.R. 5 passes, that private schools and even churches and Catholic hospitals, all private institutions will have to bow down to the transgender ideology of the state,” she said on the Daily Signal podcast.

Furthermore, since it grants transgender individuals civil rights protections, “There won’t be anymore girls sports, it’ll be men’s sports versus coed sports. There won’t be any women’s restrooms, or women’s locker rooms, or even women’s shelters. It’s going to be coed everything. Yeah, coed everything. It completely undoes our entire way of life.”

As for critics who argue that anti-transgender individuals are anti-science, Dr. Cretella says, “You don’t get anymore anti-science than the claim that there are no biological differences between males and females. ”

“Look, a man on estrogen is still a man. He’s still a man. He’s doping estrogen. He’s going to be weaker and slower than men who don’t dope estrogen, but he’s still not a woman,” she added.

A vote on the Equality Act is expected to take place this week in the House of Representatives.

Hat tip: townhall.com

21 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 May 13 7:51 pm
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    justrand permalink

    If the Democrats ever invent a time machine we’ll know because they’ll go back and tell the Nazis to rename the ‘Final Solution’ something like the ‘Furry Kitten’ program.

    because the ‘Equality Act’ has NOTHING to do with “equality”

  2. 2019 May 14 6:36 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I guess this story is going around on email.
    Posted at JustOneMinute blog.

    A friend e-mailed me this.
    Never made the news
    “A chaplain, assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11. A daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs.

    The daycare supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do. There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs. There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers.

    Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared. The director thought, “Well, here we are, on our own.”

    About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines in tow. Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac and the Pentagon.

    Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park, and then did a fabulous thing – they formed a circle with the cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the covered wagons in the Old West. Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to keep them from wandering off. Outside this circle were the 40 Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be notified to come get their children.

    The chaplain then said, “I don’t think any of us saw nor heard of this on any of the news stories of the day. It was an incredible story of our men there. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. The thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted; could we expect any less from them? It was one of the most touching stories from the Pentagon.

    It’s the Military, not the politicians that ensures our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

  3. 2019 May 14 6:59 am
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    justrand permalink

    Thank you, Jim…I needed something to remind this is still a great country, and WHY it remains so!

  4. 2019 May 14 7:47 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    The fact that approximately 50% of Americans will vote for one of the nutty Democrats. In 1972 McGovern, who wasn’t nearly as crazy, was overwhelmingly rejected. That should give you pause for thought.

  5. 2019 May 14 7:58 am
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    justrand permalink

    bc3b, pause for thought indeed…but the fact that the Marines (at least) still know how to protect our country (and its infants) gives me hope. 🙂

  6. 2019 May 14 8:34 am
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    fight on permalink

    Paging EPH,

    Get another seat ready in the clown car!

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/443460-montana-gov-bullock-enters-presidential-race

    I think we are 22 clowns now.

  7. 2019 May 14 8:41 am
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    Eph permalink

    Fight on,

    That’s old news. He was already on the list.

  8. 2019 May 14 8:51 am
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    fight on permalink

    Its a full time job to keep up.

  9. 2019 May 14 9:17 am
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    “AWKWARD: Creepy Biden Tells New Hampshire Crowd He’s Running For President to Make America Great Again”

    Plagiarism habits die hard I guess. /s

  10. 2019 May 14 9:22 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    KH, that’s hilarious!

  11. 2019 May 14 9:39 am
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    bc3b permalink

    KH #10 LOL!

    Get ready for a never-ending trail of gaffes.

  12. 2019 May 14 10:09 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Stuff you can’t make up: London considering ban on ice cream trucks due to pollution.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/world/europe/london-ice-cream-trucks-pollution.html

  13. 2019 May 14 10:13 am
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    Eph permalink

    Stuff you can’t make up, part 2: Nike is pro-abortion.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/opinion/nike-maternity-leave.html

  14. 2019 May 14 10:40 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph – I have been doing it (avoiding Nike) for 10 years. All my athletic shoes are New Balance or Fila.

  15. 2019 May 14 11:00 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  16. 2019 May 14 11:06 am
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    fight on permalink

    BC,

    I quit years ago. The final straw was the Nike swoosh on the Russian olympic hockey teams sweater.

  17. 2019 May 14 12:01 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    fight on – #17

    That doesn’t bother me nearly as much as Nike’s support for Colin Kaepernick.

  18. 2019 May 14 12:12 pm
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    fight on permalink

    BC I agree,

    I quit Nike in the 90’s, so I didn’t need to stop buying their products with Kapernick. I was long done with Nike.

  19. 2019 May 14 12:40 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  20. 2019 May 14 12:58 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    20,

    I presume we can list this meme under — “Posters you won’t see at Planned Parenthood”?

    But I have to say the meme does fail at one point. It uses ‘we’ instead of ‘I’. Typical of the Feminist movement; if it requires responsibility its always ‘we’, but when it is about rights its always ‘I’.

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