A prominent medical journal published an article recently making the case that the parents of children claiming to be transgender should lose authority over their children in their medical decisions.
What are the details?
Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics last month, bioethics professor Maura Priest argued when it comes to "transition-related pediatric care," only the patient has the ability to truly weigh the costs and benefits of undergoing puberty suppression treatment — even if that patient is a child.
It is not the place of doctors or parents to stand in the way, she argued.
"If the medical community is to take LGBT testimony seriously (as they should) then it is no longer the job of physicians to do their own weighing of the costs and benefits of transition-related care. Assuming the patient is informed and competent, then only the patient can make this assessment, because only the patient has access to the true weight of transition-related benefits," Priest claimed.
"Moreover, taking LGBT patient testimony seriously also means that parents should lose veto power over most transition-related pediatric care," she added.
Evangelical theologian and author Nancy Pearcey spotlighted the news over the weekend in a tweet. Pearcey, who teaches apologetics and the Christian worldview at Houston Baptist University, is well known for her work in "Love Thy Body," a book that deconstructs the faulty thinking behind secularism's views on sexuality.