88R3473 BPG-D
  By: Hall, Campbell S.C.R. No. 3
         WHEREAS, The American Academy of Pediatrics, American
  Medical Association, and Children's Hospital Association wrote a
  letter to the United States Attorney General on October 3, 2022,
  requesting a Department of Justice investigation of organizations,
  individuals, and entities that advocate against what they term
  "gender-affirming health care"; and
         WHEREAS, "Gender-affirming care" is an unconscionable
  misnomer for the abhorrent practice of genital mutilation and the
  administration of puberty blockers to children who can not even
  legally smoke cigarettes; such "care" leads to irreparable harm,
  psychological damage, and a lifetime of trauma; and
         WHEREAS, The defenders of "gender-affirming" treatment wish
  to silence the voices of those who have undergone gender
  transitions and are left with immense, debilitating regret; they
  ignore that other countries have examined the issue of whether
  minors can adequately understand and properly consent to
  "gender-affirming care"; in a landmark 2020 High Court decision in
  the United Kingdom, the court ruled that the capacity to legally
  consent to taking puberty blockers was "highly unlikely" for
  13-year-olds and "doubtful" for 14- and 15-year-olds;
  consequently, the use of puberty blockers was suspended for
  children under the age of 16; and
         WHEREAS, In July 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  issued a warning regarding gonadotropin-releasing hormone
  agonists, commonly known as puberty blockers; the FDA identified a
  plausible association between GnRH agonist use and pseudotumor
  cerebri, also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, which
  occurs when pressure inside the skull spontaneously increases; the
  condition can cause brain swelling, severe headaches, nausea,
  double vision, and even permanent vision loss, according to the
  Mayo Clinic; and
         WHEREAS, "Gender-affirming care" is a dangerous practice
  that destroys lives, and those who would suppress opposition to
  such treatment are deserving of the harshest censure; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 88th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby express support for ending "gender-affirming care" and
  condemn the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical
  Association, and Children's Hospital Association for their attempt
  to suppress objections to such treatment.