During her speech at the Pediatric Grand Rounds session of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) assistant secretary lauded the medical institution and further promised that medically changing genders of children will soon be normalized.
"I think that it's not going to be politically advantageous. It wasn't particularly in 2022. And so I think that as we look at all the different elections in 2024, I think the next two years are going to be challenging. But I am positive and optimistic and hopeful that the wheel will turn after that and that this issue won't be as politically and socially such a minefield," Levine said.
Opponents of institutional child abuse and critics of the gender-altering medications and medical castrations slammed Levine's "optimism" on the normalization of what they call "gender-affirming care."
Dr. Stanley Goldfarb of the Do No Harm organization, a national association of medical professionals that combats woke activism in the healthcare system, told Fox News that Levine's appearance at Connecticut Children's Hospital praising gender-affirming care for minors and claiming it will be fully embraced is wrong and must be countered.
"There is no good evidence that children treated with gender-altering hormones or puberty blockers have improved mental health assessments," he said. "Despite assertions to the contrary, a recent study from the University of Washington showed that there was absolutely no change in the psychological well-being of children with gender dysphoria treated with these medications."
He added that there can be irrevocable harm being done by pushing for these radical, ideologically driven treatments. These procedures, especially for minors, need to be based on rigorous scientific inquiry, not on dubious, agenda-driven studies or the demands of activists.
Rep. Andy Harris, a member of the House Doctors Caucus and co-chair of the Pro-Life Caucus, echoed the sentiment.
"Many pediatricians, particularly pediatric endocrinologists, have expressed serious concerns about the use of puberty blockers, hormone blockers and sex transition surgeries in minors. These doctors know that these medications and procedures can impact children's bone growth, fertility, and risk of breast and prostate cancer," he warned.
Harris urged the public to protect the children from these woke movements.
Levine's statements came just a week after Biden criticized Florida for its tough stance against child mutilation.
"What's going on in Florida is, as my mother would say, close to sinful. It is just terrible what they are doing. It's not like a kid wakes up one morning and says, 'You know, I decided I want to become a man or I want to become a woman or I want to change. I mean, what are they thinking about here?" Biden said. (Related: Biden calls it 'sinful' to NOT mutilate trans kids.)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the state's legislature have enacted laws that ban classroom discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in primary schools. The Sunshine State's medical boards have also banned gender-affirming care for minors.
The governor hit back on Twitter with a post saying: "It is not 'sinful' to prohibit the mutilation of minors. It is not acceptable for the federal government to mandate that procedures like sex change operations be allowed for kids."
Watch the video below where Levine talks about how minors should have no limits in getting gender-affirmation treatments in their states.
This video is from the SecureLife channel on Brighteon.com.