President Joe Biden’s “transgender” Assistant Secretary for Health, Rachel Levine, was criticized online for “pure hypocrisy” after having admitted to having children before “gender-transitioning,” despite trying to normalize “gender-affirming” care, including gender change operations and hormone therapies for minors.
In a resurfaced clip, Levine, formerly Richard Levine, expressed relief over having waited to “transition” in his adulthood while addressing a meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine in 2019.
“If I transitioned when I was young then I wouldn’t have my children. I can’t imagine a life without my children,” Levine said in the clip.
Rachel Levine in 2019:
“If I transitioned when I was young then I wouldn’t have my children. I can’t imagine a life without my children.”
Levine is behind the push to expand gender surgeries for minors pic.twitter.com/2m9AzAubXP
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) March 17, 2023
Levine’s message was interesting because he said the “wheels will turn” on societal acceptance of transgender transitions for minors during a Connecticut Children’s Medical Center discussion. He falsely claimed that children with gender confusion: “actually have excellent mental health outcomes.”
Rachel Levine waited to have kids before gender transitioning
In 2019, Rachel Levine said: “I can't imagine a life without my children”
This is the same Rachel Levine who is now pushing to expand permanent gender surgeries for minors pic.twitter.com/CrP8wuYDLX
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) March 17, 2023
Referencing the clip, Levine received criticism from people who pointed to his push for puberty blockers and transgender surgeries for minors as part of “gender-affirming” treatment.
“Why doesn’t this guy want people to have the same opportunity as him?” asked Rubin Report host and free speech advocate Dave Rubin.
Why doesn’t this guy want people to have the same opportunity as him? https://t.co/HOcqqU0oIe
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 17, 2023
“So, this guy who’s pushing as hard as he can for YOU to be cool with chemical castration and surgical mutilation of your child, is glad he waited to start his ‘transition’ because had he done it soon he wouldn’t have his children. That’s rich,” talk radio host Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo wrote.
So, this guy who's pushing as hard as he can for YOU to be cool with chemical castration and surgical mutilation of your child, is glad he waited to start his "transition" because had he done it soon he wouldn't have his children. That's rich. https://t.co/qYULcpSOxN
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) March 18, 2023
A Twitter user called out Levine’s “pure hypocrisy.” “Admiral Levine is thankful she wasn’t allowed to transition as a child, but she’s working overtime to transition your kids, preventing them from ever having children,” the user wrote.
Admiral Levine is thankful she wasn’t allowed to transition as a child, but she’s working overtime to transition your kids preventing them from ever having children.
— @amuse (@amuse) March 19, 2023
“Kids for me, but not for thee!” another user said.
Kids for me, but not for thee! https://t.co/zXOAnnbgv4
— Not_AI 📯 (@VKMYR) March 17, 2023
Another user blasted Levine for his hypocrisy in wanting to pass a law that allows minors to make decisions on life-altering body operations while admitting the relief he felt in waiting to transition.
So, in 2019 this idiot is ADMITTING, as a transgender woman, that CHILDREN should NOT be making decisions to take meds or have surgeries which CAN'T be reversed bc they might REGRET IT. But today wants to pass a law that allows CHILDREN to make these decisions. Confused much? https://t.co/ITwTR7zMAV
— Lorraine DeSimone (@LorraineD888) March 18, 2023
The Biden administration fully supports “gender-affirming” treatment for children. Most Americans, however, do not.
According to a Summit Ministries poll, 71% of respondents were “concerned” about efforts to expose minors to the transgender movement. Of those, 41% said they were “very” concerned and angry.
Nearly a year ago, Biden released a video urging parents to “embrace” their child’s gender “confusion.”
“To parents of transgender children, affirming your child’s [claimed transgender] identity [is] one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe and healthy,” he said at the time.
Biden criticized the Florida Board of Medicine’s recent decision to prohibit puberty blockers, hormone therapies, or surgeries treating “gender dysphoria” for any minors in the state.
“Transgender kids is a really harder thing. What’s going on in Florida is, as my mother would say, close to sinful,” Biden said during an appearance on The Daily Show.
Kids should not be allowed to make life-altering decisions about their bodies. They might regret such decisions: later in their lives.