Perhaps the greatest tragedy of the drive to institutionalize radical gender ideology is the damage done to the children its proponents sacrifice.
Take Luka Hein.
The Minnesota 21-year-old is suing the doctors who performed a double mastectomy on her when she was just 16 as part of her gender transition.
By her own account, she was suffering emotional turbulence made worse by her parents’ divorce and the violence of being groomed by a man on the internet.
In trying to deal with it all, she fell under the spell of online trans influencers who praised the virtues of hormones and surgery.
At a University of Nebraska clinic in the summer of 2017, after a 55-minute consultation, Hein was diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
By October, her double mastectomy had been scheduled.
In other words, a confused kid roiled by the onset of adulthood, real family problems, and traumatic online abuse was somehow allowed, in less than an hour, to sign up for and undergo life-altering surgeries and hormone treatments. (One of her doctors, barbarically, recommended she have a hysterectomy.)