G. McConway
October 14, 2022

State AGs Issue Warning to Merrick Garland

Earlier this week, a big story broke about a request made to the Department of Justice.

Several medical organizations requested to drop the hammer on anyone blocking or spreading what they deemed to be misinformation on child gender transition.

Now state AGs are telling Garland he better not even think about pulling the trigger on this one.

Back Off

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Medical Association (AMA), and the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) asked Garland to take "swift action to investigate and prosecute" individuals responsible for what they alleged are "increasing threats of violence" against hospitals and physicians targeted for "providing evidence-based gender-affirming care."

The groups stated, "From Boston to Akron to Nashville to Seattle, children's hospitals, academic health systems, and physicians are being targeted and threatened for providing evidence-based health care.

"The attacks are rooted in an intentional campaign of disinformation, where a few high-profile users on social media share false and misleading information targeting individual physicians and hospitals, resulting in a rapid escalation of threats, harassment, and disruption of care across multiple jurisdictions."

So, numerous attorneys general penned their own letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

In its simplest terms, Garland was told to stand down and stay out of their business.

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti led the effort to warn Garland.

Skrmetti stated, "America was founded through passionate disagreement, and the ongoing vitality of our Republic depends on our shared commitment to free speech."

Stanley Goldfarb, chairman of medical watchdog Do No Harm, added, "Medical associations should follow the science, not try to stifle public debate – especially when they're pushing a divisive ideology that could literally ruin children's lives.

"The AMA demands that we follow their lead without question, yet these are the same forces who falsely equate psychological counseling for children to 'conversion therapy' in order to railroad minors into a predetermined path of drugs and surgery.

"The better path is to listen to these state attorneys general and let this conversation continue nationwide."

To be clear, the attorneys general are not looking to protect people that issue or carry out blatant threats, but the request of these medical associations goes well beyond that.

They are trying to stifle free speech and debate, which is unacceptable.

Source: Fox News

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