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Rachel, Rachel (LEVINE): Is this the world’s most unsalutary health official?

UNSALUTARY: INSALUBRIOUS, UNHEALTHY, UNWHOLESOME?

BY BRUCE BAWER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/03/rachel-rachel-bruce-bawer/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

If you consult the mainstream news media on a regular basis, you’ve probably heard that last Thursday was a red-letter day in American history – an occasion for dancing in the streets from Bangor to Burbank, and for socially distanced champagne toasts from Key West to Ketchikan. Why? Because, for the first time ever, a transgender nominee for a government office was up for Senate confirmation. That nominee was Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s pick for Assistant Secretary for Health.

Is Rachel a great, or even a competent, physician? Who cares? It’s 2021, and Rachel is trans!

Rachel’s birth name was Richard, though there’s no way you could tell that from, say, Wikipedia. (In fact, on the “talk” page for Rachel’s Wikipedia entry, you can see anxious contributors earnestly debating how to deal with the ticklish fact that Rachel had a bar mitzvah, not a bas mitzvah.) Now aged 63, Rachel transitioned a decade ago and was divorced a couple of years later. Neither Rachel’s ex nor their two children appear to have attended the hearing.

Importantly, Rachel is not only a trans person; Rachel is a trans activist, a self-described champion of transgender youth. Meaning what? Meaning, among much else, that Rachel supports giving puberty blockers to children who say they’re the opposite sex, and is open to ordering “gender-confirmation” surgery to kids under age 18 with or without parental permission.

Rachel’s last job was as Health Commissioner in Pennsylvania. There were national headlines when it emerged that Rachel’s mother had been removed for her safety from a care home even as Rachel was ordering elderly hospital patients who’d tested positive for COVID back into nursing homes. Like Andrew Cuomo’s similar move in New York, this action doubtless contributed to the state’s elevated toll of COVID deaths in such establishments – a matter that Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) brought up at the hearing.

But hey, Rachel is trans!

Because Rachel’s appointment broke a glass ceiling, the Democrats treated the hearing as a celebration. But Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had to spoil the party. Noting Rachel’s support for puberty blockers and the “surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia,” Sen. Paul, who is a physician, pointed out that genital mutilation is internationally considered “a violation of human rights” and that “80 to 95% of prepubertal children with gender dysphoria” snap out of it “by late adolescence” if left alone. This being the case, asked Sen. Paul, “do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?”

Rachel, who had dodged Sen. Burr’s questions about nursing-home deaths in Pennsylvania, also favored Sen. Paul with a total non-response: “Well, Senator, thank you for your interest in this question. Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care…. if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed…I will look forward to working with you and your office.”

Sen. Paul tried again. “Do you support the government intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia?” He cited the not unrepresentative case of a 23-year-old woman who, in her teens, confused about her identity, took hormones and had a mastectomy, only to regret it now. “What I’m alarmed at,” he said, “is that you’re not willing to say absolutely minors shouldn’t be making decisions to amputate their breast or to amputate their genitalia.” In reply, Rachel repeated the whole “thank you for your interest” spiel almost verbatim. Bridling, Sen. Paul stated that there are no studies to show the long-term impact of such procedures, and that young children are in no position to make such decisions.  

Every word that Sen. Paul said was utterly reasonable. Any responsible-minded senator – especially a senator who’s taken the Hippocratic Oath – should’ve been expected to ask Rachel the kind of questions he did. By contrast, Rachel’s refusal to answer them was the very height of insolence. In a saner world, their exchange should’ve raised a red flag and ended Rachel’s career in federal government before it started. But this isn’t a saner world, and this hearing wasn’t about responsible health care. It was about celebrating the landmark nature of this appointment. Hence the committee chair, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ignored Rachel’s evasions and chided Sen. Paul for not treating Rachel with “respect” and for proffering “ideological and harmful misrepresentations.”

Yes, that’s where these things stand nowadays in the corridors of government, media, and corporate power. Concocted the day before yesterday, trans ideology – which orders us, among many other euphemisms, to refer to genital mutilation as “gender confirmation surgery” and to accept that pre-teens are capable of deciding to have such surgery – is treated in bien-pensant circles as universally recognized objective fact, while views based in hard science, views that not long ago would have been considered the merest common sense, are condemned as “ideological and harmful misrepresentations” that only a “deplorable” could perpetrate.

So it was that Sen. Pau was condemned not only by the party of “follow the science” but also by the entire mainstream press. In the New York Times, for example, Sheryl Gay Stolberg characterized Sen. Paul’s questions as “a tirade about ‘genital mutilation’ and a demand to know whether the nominee supported gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy for minors.” (Stolberg didn’t mention that Rachel had dodged Sen. Paul’s question – and that the correct answer would have been “yes.”) Over at the Guardian, Ed Pilkington wrote that Sen. Paul had “compared transgender surgery misleadingly to genital mutilation and accused Levine of supporting ‘surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia.’” Needless to say, transgender surgery is by definition an act of genital mutilation, and, again, Rachel does support the destruction of at least some minors’ genitalia.    

Then there was Washington Post report, headlined: “Paul’s ignorant questioning of Rachel Levine showed why we need her in government.” Who was this journalist who dared to accuse a physician of being “ignorant” of a medical issue? That would be Monica Hesse, a reporter for the Post’s Style section and its first-ever “gender columnist.” In her article, Hesse sneered that Sen. Paul was less interested in asking Rachel about COVID than “in talking about children’s genitals” – a disgusting way to put it, and a cynical means of dismissing legitimate concerns about the well-being of real children.  Like Stolberg, Hesse called Sen. Paul’s remarks a “tirade,” and, like Pilkington, she mocked the idea that the mutilation of genitalia in “transition-related surgeries” could possibly be referred to as “genital mutilation.”

The thrust of Hesse’s piece was that people with concerns about transitioning children are self-evident bigots who, in order to spread their bigotry, need to represent trans people as “monsters.” But Rachel, asserted Hesse, was the kind of person whom, when experienced up close and personal, it was impossible to see as a monster: “Levine spent three hours sitting behind a table, wearing a patterned blazer, a string of pearls, eyeglasses and a graying haircut.” (Haircut? When was the last time anybody cut that hair?) “She spoke humbly, admitted when she didn’t know answers, and stressed how honored and excited she would be to learn more and to work with everyone in the room. She was the opposite of terrifying.”

Au contraire, and then some. Let me be blunt. Rachel is terrifying. This isn’t one of your good, old-fashioned M-to-F transsexuals who’ve put a serious effort into looking and dressing like women and into cultivating a demure and feminine manner. And it’s certainly not one of those M-to-Fs who are famously beautiful, like the British model Caroline Cossey (a.k.a. Tula). No, Rachel is a hulking character, with all the grace of a stevedore, whose hair looks like a dirty mop and whose clothes are a mess.

I’m not just saying that Rachel is unsightly. I’m suggesting that for Rachel the unsightliness is the whole point. I’m suggesting that Rachel is quite deliberately parading around in awful, slapdash drag and speaking in an absurd falsetto, head bobbing ever so slightly, and daring us to offer any comment short of sheer, unadulterated praise about the far-out figure that she cuts. I’m suggesting that what we have here is not just another trans woman but a bitter, self-hating creature who wakes up every day feeling like an oddity, who sets out to look the part, and whose crusade to maim the genitalia of children and teens is rooted in a ghoulish desire to be surrounded by other damaged souls and bodies.

“Levine’s nomination is historic,” rhapsodized Hesse, “but it is also necessary. It is necessary because…we should have a government that represents the vast breadth of humanity.” How appropriate it was that Hesse’s piece appeared in the Post’s Style section – because this entire circus is not about the serious and conscientious practice of medicine but about a fashion, a craze, a trend to which everyone in a position of authority or influence, in the year 2021, feels obliged to genuflect.

Never mind the countless children who, years from now, as adults, will spend every day of their lives grieving the fact that they let themselves be butchered in the name of “gender confirmation.” By then, to be sure, there will be other crazes, other fads, about which Style columnists like Hesse will be scribbling, and other trendy constituencies to which the likes of Sen. Murray will be kowtowing; and so those despairing men and women who fell in their youth for the trans sales pitch will – alas – have to fend for themselves.

‘Crack-Smoking’ Hunter Biden Cries Racism To Deflect From His Swedish Sex Scandal

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/crack-smoking-hunter-biden-cries-racism-to-deflect-from-his-swedish-sex-scandal/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Hunter Biden has generated a huge scandal in Scandinavian media after details were leaked concerning his sordid sex affairs in the House of Sweden, in Washington, DC. The scandal-ridden American presidential son has accused the Swedish Government-owned property of “racism” to deflect from his latest wrongdoings.

The “racism” smears came after authorities threatened to evict Biden after he was caught illegally smuggling a stripper and a homeless black woman in the exclusive building that houses the Swedish and Icelandic embassies.

Hunter Biden secretly smuggled the women into the Swedish government-owned building through a backdoor entrance. Since 2017, when Hunter first moved into his $400,000 a month office, he has repeatedly refused to follow the building’s proper security checks. The safety rules state that all visitors must pass the main entrance and the metal detectors.

Furthermore, Biden, who is under investigation for his business contacts with China, also asked the House of Sweden for an extra key to his suite for a Chinese businessman accused of corruption.

The stripper Lunden Roberts was one of the guests that Biden smuggled into the premises without permission.

“Hunter Biden smuggled strippers into House of Sweden premises”, by Fria Tider, February 23, 2021.

“Hunter Biden, the scandal-ridden son of the American president, accused the National Property Board of racism. This after the Swedish Board threatened to evict him after he smuggled a stripper and a homeless black woman into the House of Sweden in Washington.

Dagens Nyheter [newspaper] has published an email from the National Property Board. The Board administers the exclusive office building House of Sweden, in Washington DC, where among others, the Swedish embassy is located.

Hunter Biden, the son of the current president of the USA, rented suite 507 in the House of Sweden in 2017, but quickly found himself in conflict with the National Property Board.

The crack-smoking son of the president had specifically smuggled people into the building through a back entrance despite the fact that all visitors must go through the main entrance and pass through a metal detector.

Among these guests, there was a stripper, with whom Hunter Biden one year later had a child, whom the stripper forced Biden to acknowledge as his. He also invited in a homeless black woman.

When the House of Sweden contacted Biden about this and asked him to stop the behavior, he responded with an accusation of racism.

“If NN has a problem with my guests’ race or clothing, I think we should all sit down and talk about it with a lawyer present,” wrote Hunter Biden in an email, according to DN.

Biden announced a few weeks later that he wanted to terminate the lease in advance. But after that, he stopped answering emails from the National Property Board, which eventually threatened him with eviction.

In the end, the rent was paid through the outstanding security deposit, and Biden moved out.

Hunter Biden, who is under investigation for his business contacts with China, had also asked House of Sweden for an extra key to his suite for a Chinese businessman accused of corruption.”

Read original article at: Fria Tider

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WARNING: Joe Biden’s Terror-Tied Appointee Sameera Fazili is a Threat to U.S. and India

WARNING: Joe Biden’s Terror-Tied Appointee Sameera Fazili is a Threat to U.S. and India (Video)

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/warning-joe-bidens-terror-tied-appointee-sameera-fazili-is-a-threat-to-u-s-and-india-video/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Newly installed Democratic President Joe Biden took a strong stance against India, an important U.S. ally, and America when he appointed radical Sameera Fazili to his administration. The controversial new Deputy Director of the National Economic Council has become an essential voice to the anti-Indian Islamic movement in the U.S. 

The Biden-appointee, Kashmiri-origin Indian-American Sameera Fazili, recently became the first terror-tied hijabi-wearing woman to conduct a White House Press Briefing in U.S. history.

Fazili is one of two Kashmiri-origin Indian-American members appointed to key positions in Biden’s team alongside Aisha Shah, the partnership manager at the White House Office of Digital Strategy.

Kashmir is the seat of ancient Hindu spirituality and has always been intimately connected to India. Over the past century, the area turned from predominantly Hindu and Buddhist to majority Islamic. Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikh’s were killed, driven out, and forced to convert to Islam. Today, Muslims constitute 67% of the population, the Hindus approximately 30%, the Buddhists 1%, and the Sikhs 2% of the population.

Jihadis trained and armed by Pakistan, continue to purge Kashmir of its native Hindu and Sikh population, to this day.

Pakistan is waging a terrorist campaign to carve out a separate Islamic country in that part of India using Jihadis and their radical left-wing supporters which have aspirations of turning Kashmir into another “Islamic State.”

Since the partition of India in 1947, which established the two independent states of India and Pakistan, there has been a myriad of conflicts within the region. Islamic Pakistan has invaded and attempted to claim the territory, along with various separatist and terrorist groups demanding independence from India. Pakistan has infiltrated soldiers into Indian Kashmir, assisted anti-Indian and anti-Hindu Muslim terrorists in Jammu-Kashmir, and sponsored many murderous operations inside India.

India’s Article 370 and 35A

On August 5, 2019, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to repeal discriminatory Article 370 and 35A, a move supported by then President Donald Trump. The repeal ended the “temporary provision” that granted the state of Jammu and Kashmir a special autonomous status within the Indian union. Jammu and Kashmir are now governed by the same laws applicable to other Indian citizens.

India is a secular country, who believes that regardless of one’s religious beliefs or gender, they should be governed by the same set of laws and enjoy the same freedoms. However, Islamic majority Jammu and Kashmir laws only supported Muslims' freedoms and rights.

Article 370 supported the Muslim majority population to discriminate against, and drive out non-Muslim minorities. Hindus and other minorities were not given such things as; property rights. the right to pursue government jobs, or professions of their choosing. The only way for a minority to be given rights was if they married a Muslim.

Article 370 helped Pakistan further its goal of creating an Islamic nation and securing an all Muslim, or at least Muslim majority population. If any woman of Jammu and Kashmir married a person of another state, the citizenship of that woman would end. On the other hand, if she marries a man from Pakistan, her husband will get Jammu and Kashmir citizenship.

Sharia law was applicable to women in Kashmir and child marriages were legal under article 370. Women in Jammu and Kashmir are now given equal status and can do such things as buy real estate and transfer property to children, even if they get married to a non-resident.

Minorities were reduced to non-entities due to the discrimination legitimized by Article 370. LGBTQ could be thrown into jails.

Only people who lived in Jammu and Kashmir were allowed to buy land, while they could buy land anywhere in India. Citizens of Indian will now get a chance to settle and extend their businesses in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Watch journalist Katie Hopkins discuss the ending of Article 370,

Watch India’s Rajya Sabha TV in depth report on Article 370,

Terror activities in Kashmir were also dealt a deafening blow with the end of Article 370. Terror operations in Kashmir were strangled when the Indian government barred the communications network in Jammu & Kashmir. Many of the terrorists went underground and some moved to other states in India. Those with direct and indirect links with terror operatives were detained with no mobility to create chaos. 

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s abrogation of Article 370 has made the Indian states safer. The number of terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2020 decreased by 63.93 percent as compared to the corresponding period in 2019.

Biden appointee Fazili, like Turkey, China, and Pakistan and the newly installed U.S. Democrat administration, has been a vocal critic of India’s Kashmir policy which aims to foster peace and development in the terror infested region. Fazili is an outspoken proponent of Kashmiri Separatism and a vocal supporter of radical groups fighting for it to have autonomous status.

Stand With Kashmir (SWK)

Days after India abrogated Article 370, Fazili helped organize a terror-tied anti-India protest within the USA. The event was sponsored by Muslim-Brotherhood front groups, Al-Qaeda sympathizers, Pakistani-tied terrorist groups, jihadis and left-wing communist groups operating in America.

Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) proudly flaunted Fazili’s participation in the radical-led protests. In a press release, CAIR presented Fazili as a member of Stand With Kashmir (SWK), a radical Islamic supremacist organization that is fighting for Kashmiri Separatism. In a statement to CAIR, Fazili not only chosen to demonize India, its secular governance, its political leadership but also its Hindu majority.

We urge people of conscience to come out and show support and solidarity for the people of Kashmir as authoritarianism and Islamophobia rise around the world, from India to the United States to Europe. Come show your support for human rights, international law, and democracy.” 

Islamic radical and communist organizations in the United State have been working with the SWK to target India since the shadowy group first formed in 2019. From Muslim-Brotherhood linked groups Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim American Society (MAS), CAIR to Communist-tied groups such as, Black Lives Matter, Women’s March, Jewish Voice for Peace and “Climate Change” organizations, the SWK partners with fellow extremists.

It is not surprising the United States and anti-semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) are also working with the SWK to target democratic India. Much like how the radical left-wing BDS movement targets the only Jewish State and the only democracy in the region.

IIn early 2019, New York-based journalist Azad Essa published an op-ed declaring that “when it comes to Palestine and Kashmir, India and Israel are oppressors-in-arms.” According to Essa, “Free Gaza” and “India Go Home” are the same message to those who champion the cause of separating Kashmir. Essa insists that both the issues surrounding Kashmir and Israel represent the same sort of “settler-colonialism” theme and are, in essence, the same issue.

The terror-tied SWK allegedly advocates for the self-determination of the Kashmiri people. It produces compelling and emotional propaganda for Kashmiri autonomy and details what it claims are India’s human rights violations and military occupation of the region. However, the organization’s intentions appear to be even more sinister than they claim.

The groups have mastered exploiting identity politics, political correctness and virtue signaling, to win influence over political leaders and policy throughout the West. SWK runs conferences, workshops, social media hashtag campaigns and political drives to demonize India and garnish international support.

According to journalist Karys Rhea, SWK group asserts that India’s PM Modi is an evil fascist who hates Muslims and has deployed his Hindu supremacist military forces to violently oppress Muslim-Kashmiris. It also claims India has engaged in brutal human rights violations against Muslim-Kashmiris. Meanwhile, the radical SWK praises Pakistani terrorist Prime Minister Imran Khan and claims he is “a humanitarian.”

The SWK is backed by the Pakistani government and one of their country’s most dangerous and violent Jihadist movements, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI). The JI and its followers believe in a theocratic Islamic caliphate that subjugates women, gays, Jews and other apostates under the rule of Shariah. in 2019, India banned JI from Kashmir for five years for supporting terrorism, after a suicide bombing that killed 42 people.

Jamaat-e-Islami has exported its disturbing ideology of political Islam from its base in South Asia to the US and beyond, through organizations, including ICNA. Throughout the US, ICNA placed billboards across the in support of the SWK,

The Pakistani government even went so far as to place “Stand With Kashmir” billboards ins New York’s Times Square:

The Middle East Forum uncovered that SWK also works to lionize and defend violent Jihadis and terrorist groups committed to the murder of Indian troops and civilians.

India is not “occupying” Kashmir as the SWK group claims. Kashmir is already part of India. India is waging a war against Islamic terrorism, which has claimed the lives of thousands of Indian civilians and security personnel.

The Biden Administration is allowing the SWK to operate freely in The United States, despite their clear connections to terror-tied groups and individuals. The organization is even exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, all donations are eligible for tax-deduction. SWK even uses a US crowdfunding platform, Launch Good to raise funds for its anti-India activities.

With the appointment of Fazili, radical foreign-tied organizations like Stand With Kashmir will increase their influence in the Democratic Party and over the U.S. government. We urge you to call your state’s political leaders and report your concerns about Fazili, the SWK and their tax-exempt status. Our tax dollars should not be used to harm our country or allies.

RAIR Foundation USA will continue to monitor Fazili’s subversive connections and radical actions.

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Planned Parenthood Is Providing More Abortions, Transgender Services

Planned Parenthood Is Providing Fewer Breast Screenings, Wellness Exams, and More Abortions, Transgender Services

BY MELANIE ISRAEL

SEE: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/26/planned-parenthood-is-providing-less-breast-screenings-wellness-exams-and-more-abortions-transgender-services/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

This month, Planned Parenthood Federation of America quietly released its 2019-20 annual report to little fanfare.

Like previous years, both the total number of abortions as well as taxpayer funding increased. Meanwhile, the amount of private funding and active individual contributors decreased—the latter dramatically so.

The organization’s super PAC spent $45 million during the 2020 elections. Now, Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby are aggressively working to influence Congress and the Biden administration’s agenda.

Their legislative goals include taxpayer funding for elective abortions, gutting existing religious freedom and conscience protections, and promoting a radical sexual orientation and gender identity orthodoxy.

Planned Parenthood’s focus on federal policy is not surprising given the significant investment it routinely makes during election cycles. And while those efforts make headlines, the data and information in annual reports deserve scrutiny and analysis as well.

The medical and financial data provides a revealing display of the organization’s priorities.

Medical data in the 2019-20 annual report actually covers the period from Oct. 1, 2018, to Sept. 30, 2019. Planned Parenthood reported:

  • 354,871 abortions, up from 345,672 the previous year.
  • 542,659 breast screenings and pap tests, down from 566,186 the previous year.
  • 208,248 well-woman exams, down from 213,042 the previous year.
  • 2,667 adoption referrals, a significant decline from 4,279 the previous year.

Financial data in the 2019-20 annual report covers the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. Planned Parenthood reported:

  • More than $2 billion in net assets, up from $1.9 billion the previous year.
  • $618.1 million in government funding, up from $616.8 million the previous year.
  • While total revenue held steady at roughly $1.6 billion, the organization’s excess revenue (calculated by subtracting total expenses from total revenue) fell sharply, coming in at $69.7 million compared to more than $110 million the previous year.
  • $510 million in private funding, down from $591.3 million the previous year.
  • 590,000 active individual contributors, a significant drop from the 1.1 million reported the previous year.

The Charlotte Lozier Institute notes that over the last decade, Planned Parenthood performed roughly 129 abortions for every adoption referral.

The institute—which is the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization—also highlights that in the last decade, cancer screening and prevention services have decreased 63%, prenatal services have decreased 79%, and the number of unique patients has decreased 20%.

Planned Parenthood’s annual report also highlights its work in other areas, such as standing with the “Defund the Police” movement and efforts to oppose other Trump administration priorities, such as judicial nominations and policies related to immigration law.

In the 2019-20 annual report, Planned Parenthood reports that it operates “more than 200 health centers in 31 states providing hormone therapy for transgender patients.” In the previous annual report, Planned Parenthood listed 31 states but didn’t say how many clinics.

As of February 2021, the Planned Parenthood website lists clinics in 33 states as well as the District of Columbia as places people may seek cross-sex hormones to “affirm gender identity.” As previously reported at The Daily Signal, Planned Parenthood is one of the nationwide leaders in providing such services.

Abigail Shrier, author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” recently wrote about Planned Parenthood’s increasing footprint in the transgender space based on a firsthand account of a former “reproductive health assistant.”

The former clinic worker said that “trans-identifying kids are cash cows, and they are kept on the hook for the foreseeable future in terms of follow-up appointments, bloodwork, meetings, etc., whereas abortions are (hopefully) a one-and-done situation.”

Shrier’s piece concludes:

According to the Planned Parenthood employee’s testimony, in affirmative care clinics like this one, for teens seeking fast medical transition—the medicine cabinet is fully stocked, the customer is always right, and the light is always green.

Planned Parenthood’s annual reports have long provided the pro-life movement with an opportunity to analyze the organization’s latest medical and financial data. It’s clear that Planned Parenthood has staked a claim in yet another controversial area of services, and going forward, the organization’s involvement in the gender identity space merits closer scrutiny.

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