Passed earlier this year, a law introduces a new crime into France’s penal code to punish parents who oppose their children’s gender transition, even if they are children. The punishment also extends to health professionals who practice what they call “conversion therapies”, that is, treatments or expert advice to get the person to accept the sex they were born with.
Anyone who breaks the new law risks a fine of 45,000 euros (more than R$236,000). In addition, professionals who implement this type of treatment – even if at the person’s own request – may be sentenced to three years in prison. Parents who oppose gender change may have their parental authority withdrawn, that is, lose custody of their children.
On the other hand, the acceptance of gender ideology, both in schools, on social networks or in any means of communication, is allowed without any counterpoint, even if it is on the part of professionals specialized in various areas of science and medicine.
In case it still isn’t clear, here’s a summary: anyone who is in favor of the idea that children are capable of making their sexual choice at any age – even if they don’t even know what that means – can spread their ideology freely. But parents who object and professionals who offer contrary treatment are committing crimes.
According to Le Figaro, the measure is being strongly opposed by psychiatrists and jurists. The newspaper states that the law “is not limited to prohibiting doctors and psychological interventions to change the orientation of homosexuals, but includes issues related to gender identity” and that doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and child psychoanalysts “will not be able to help minors who suffer of gender dysphoria”.
In addition, health professionals told the newspaper that the fact that the law does not distinguish between adults and children is “extremely dangerous” and that it can promote “rapid-onset gender dysphoria”, as in the United Kingdom, where there was a growth of more than 4,000 % in the number of cases in less than ten years.
And so “progressivism” is imposing itself around the world, taking authority away from parents and transferring it to the State, criminalizing opinion, speech and now even health treatments. All this to stop those who don’t agree with their agendas. And as if that were not enough, they still use and abuse the captive audience of educational institutions to spread their ideologies, confusing children and adolescents. Dark times.