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The National Catholic Bioethics Center
NCBC Applauds Decision of U.S. Departments of Justice and Education to Rescind Its Mandated “Bathroom Policy” in Public Schools
February 24, 2017
© 2017 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center
NCBC Applauds Decision to Rescind Mandated “Bathroom Policy” in Public Schools
Much concern is being raised over what some have called an experimentation on children experiencing gender dysphoria. Off-label use of puberty blocking drugs, mutilation of normal sexual development, reinforcement of a minor child’s belief in a “gender identity” inconsistent with sexual identity, privacy rights of other students, conscience protections for those being forced to affirm an altered identity, and state’s rights all are at issue. The NCBC has sought relief from the original mandate from the federal government, supporting a challenge to the mandate to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court (Gloucester County School Board v. G. G., by His Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm). It is anticipates that the Supreme Court will proceed with oral arguments in March, addressing issues such as the non-statutory misuse of bias protection based on sex to be expanded upon to include gender identity. Children, regardless of their sex or gender identity, need to be protected from an ideology that exploits and mutilates them at a very vulnerable stage of development.
Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, MS (Maternal Child Health Nursing), MA (Religious Studies), JCL (Canon Lawyer), PhD, RN