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Unfair fight

Transgenderism | Choking on transgender complications
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/29/17, 04:29 pm

Welfare reform partially succeeded in the 1990s when legislators stopped haranguing about “welfare queens” gaming the system and started showing how governmental payments harmed the poor. We need a similar change in the transgenderism debate. Bathroom criminals are a problem, but we should emphasize a larger set of potential victims: transgender humans themselves, and women athletes who will suffer unintended consequences.

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Suffer the children

Feature | Some say the growing rush to label children ‘transgender’ promotes physician-approved child abuse. But speaking out against the practice provokes ire. Who will defend the vulnerable?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/28/17, 06:23 pm

When Cari Stella recounts her transgender experience in a series of YouTube videos, she doesn’t shed tears, but she does talk about pain.

As a teenage girl, Stella felt a strong desire to live as a man. A therapist obliged. After three or four visits over a three-month period, and without suggesting other options, the therapist prescribed testosterone. Stella was 17. A few years later, she underwent a double mastectomy.

Stella says her family was supportive, and her workplace included transgender leadership. Her transition seemed like a success. Except it wasn’t.

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Conflicting economic reports spotlight North Carolina restroom law

Transgenderism | Supporters say misleading numbers in a recent AP analysis don’t reflect the state’s thriving business sector
by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/27/17, 02:53 pm

North Carolina’s controversial restroom law could cost the state $3.76 billion in lost business over the next 12 years, according to an analysis by the Associated Press.

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