President Donald Trump successfully chopped down another leg of former President Barack Obama’s “legacy” last week by reversing non-scientific protections that had previously been afforded to so-called transgender inmates.
In an updated “Transgender Offender Manual” published Friday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons made it clear that henceforth, when assigning new inmates to a prison, it will initially take into consideration the inmate’s biological sex versus the inmate’s so-called “gender identity.”
“The designation to a facility of the inmate’s identified gender would be appropriate only in rare cases,” it adds, suggesting approvals will only be offered on a case-by-case base.
This approach effectively reverses that of the transgender-catering Obama administration, which in 2012 decided to automatically allow transgender inmates to basically choose their own preferred prison based on whichever gender they felt like pretending to be.
Obama purposefully opted for this non-scientific and patently insane route because he genuinely believed it was “the right thing to do” in terms of upholding “human dignity”:
Obama likewise implemented this draconian plan without consideration for female inmates, who were thereafter sometimes forced to live their incarcerated lives among biological men.
Women like four Evangelical inmates in Texas who reportedly sued the government last year on the basis that Obama’s transgender prison rules were a threat to their safety and well-being.
Their complaint specifically alleged that housing so-called transgender women with women “creates a situation that incessantly violates the privacy of female inmates; endangers the physical and mental health of the female Plaintiffs and others, including prison staff; [and] increases the potential for rape.”
They were right, not that liberal Democrats care. Their concern has always been with so-called transgender inmates, whom they believe deserve special rights and privileges.
“The decision to disregard a transgender person’s gender identity is harmful and disrespectful,” David Stacy, a government affairs director of the Human Rights Campaign, whined in a statement.
"The decision to disregard a transgender person's gender identity is harmful…This unconscionable decision ignores medical expertise and defies common sense." – @HRC Government Affairs Director @David_Stacy https://t.co/vWrzZAyd3z
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 12, 2018
His remark is so absurdly backwards that it’s enough to inspire a headache. What’s harmful is forcing women to be incarcerated among men. And what’s disrespectful is basing a rule/regulation on fake science. FYI, there’s no such thing as a transgender man or woman.
The Trump administration has also changed how it deals with these so-called transgender inmates’ medical requests.
“Hormone and other necessary treatment may be provided after an individualized assessment of the requested inmate by institution medical staff,” the updated manual reads.
The addition of the word “necessary” allows the bureau to decide for itself whether a man who thinks he’s a woman really needs medical treatment. This in turn will allow the BOP to save money on ultimately useless “medical” procedures and instead use their funds to treat real conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
The left’s reaction to the Trump administration’s otherwise awesome move has of course been typical:
This is awful. Transgender inmates deserve better. The women who filed this lawsuit are perpetuating the false idea that transgender individuals are likely to be rapists, when research shows that they are in fact at higher risk of rape themselves. https://t.co/G7WZhhwTsC
— Elizabeth Himeles (@ehimeles) May 13, 2018
This is not only disgraceful but is also dangerous for transgender inmates.
All coming from the man who claimed to stand with the LGBT community!! https://t.co/wNaXJ9z7KE
— Wm T Boswell (@WmTBoswell) May 13, 2018
Now Transgender inmates will get attacked, shamed and raped in prisons because the Trump administration rolled back protections for transgender prison inmates https://t.co/pQMUtaGiy1
— SIX SCANDALS A DAY (@Worldofcraze) May 13, 2018
This is so fucked up, transgender inmates are at high risk for violence and rape. Imagine identifying as a woman and being forced to live/use the same facilities as a bunch of men who haven’t seen a woman in years. https://t.co/3Grec3HemT
— $eanzie🌹Tsunami (@SeanzieTsunami) May 13, 2018
Yes, of course, because God forbid women be allowed to be housed independently of men who think they’re women. The irony is that leftists believe they’re champions of women. Sorry, but no they’re not!
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