How do the gender clinic experts at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) get away with inflicting harm? Their staff is protected by a 2022 Mass. law which criminalizes anyone from out of state who’d dare to bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice. That would be considered “abusive litigation” because (in Mass.) there is a “constitutional right” to “gender-affirming healthcare.” If a detransitioner (like Chloe Cole) harmed by BCH MDs tried to get justice in Mass., she would be the offender and civil action could be taken against her. This law is crying out for a challenge!
In-state transition regretters who were harmed could not sue the BCH staff because that would be anti-transgender discrimination! The BCH gender surgery webpage notes that their practices are protected by the 2016 Mass. law banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations.
All this permitted abuse is based on the gender myth. “Gender” is never defined in the law – except circularly, i.e., “gender is gender.” MGL Ch 4, Sec 7, 59th. Nor does BCH ever clearly define or describe what condition they’re treating in children – except to note little boys sometimes play with dolls or say “I want to be a mommy.” (See my May 2023 report on BCH gender clinic.)
Warning to other states: Block any attempt to pass a transgender rights law. This is where it would lead.
Too bad MassResistance’s 2008 warning about what our state’s pending trans rights bill would bring was roundly ignored.