Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) launched her fight via social media to have taxpayer dollars fund “gender-affirming healthcare” so that transgender Americans can have "free" sex-changing surgery.
"Everyone should be able to access high-quality, affordable, gender-affirming health care, but the Trump administration is trying to roll back important protections for trans Americans,” Warren tweeted Tuesday. “Help fight back by leaving a comment for HHS in protest."
Making Affordable Care Act even less affordable for taxpayers
With former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act – also known as his signature "Obamacare" plan that unconstitutionally forces Americans to pay for a service they don’t want, including abortions for others – being scaled back under President Donald Trump’s administration, Warren is determined to recover all the losses for the LGBT community while adding new privileges (dubbed as “rights”).
Her tweet took specific aim at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in protest of its recently proposed change.
“The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule back in June that would revise a regulation [that] would remove gender identity as a basis for sex discrimination as a protection for transgender people under the Affordable Care Act,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Similar to the notorious presidential campaign flip-flops of former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) – who she followed as a Democratic Massachusetts senator in 2013 – Warren has stood on both sides of the issue when it comes to taxpayer-funded gender transplant surgery for transgenders.
“In the past, Warren has taken heat from progressive activists for saying that she felt providing gender reassignment surgery for a prison inmate was not ‘a good use of taxpayer dollars,’" TheBlaze recounted. “She has changed her tune since announcing her run for the White House.”
When she was running for senator in 2012, she agreed with a conservative rival that taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for transgenders to have operations that mutilate and cosmetically change their sexual organs.
“Warren – who was previously scrutinized back in January for saying in a 2012 senatorial debate with then-Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown that, she too, thought using taxpayer money for gender reassignment surgery on a prisoner was wrong – now seeks support from the LGBTQ activist community,” the Examiner’s Kerry Picket noted.
Now, a spokesperson for Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign is making it clear that she is fully behind the LGBT community – to the extent of veterans, soldiers and prisoners getting gender reassignment surgeries with taxpayers picking up the tab.
"Senator Warren supports access to medically necessary services, including transition-related surgeries,” the spokesperson told ThinkProgress in January. “This includes procedures taking place at the VA, in the military or at correctional facilities."
Trying to get more votes from the LGBT community than her other pro-LGBT presidential candidates, Warren took to Twitter last month after an African American trans woman, Denali Berries Stuckey, was murdered in South Carolina – in order to affirm to trangenders in minority groups that she will be pushing for special “hate crimes” legislation against those committing violence against them.
“The murders of black trans women in America are a crisis,” the 70-year-old Democrat tweeted in July. “We must call it out and fight back.”
Warren – an Oklahoma native – also tried to appeal to American Indians and get their votes by identifying with them as a minority when she insisted that she is part Native American, which many critics have argued is a false claim, giving her the name, “Faux-cahontas.”
In addition, Warren has inserted herself into the LGBT preferred gender pronouns debate, as employees, employers, students and teachers have faced legislation, punishment, expulsion or termination for not using the “correct” gender pronouns suggested to them – or rather forced upon them – by transgenders. For doing so, members of the LGBT community – including feminist Miriam Ben-Shalom, the first lesbian reinstated to the U.S. Army after being kicked out for identifying as homosexual – criticized Warren for pandering to ultra-left activists.
“With civility and no ill-will: Please. Stop with the pronoun silliness,” Ben-Shalom wrote to Warren in an open letter, according to PJ Media. “We know you are a woman. Perhaps a million trans-humans will not elect you, but common-sense women could. Instead of pandering to the trans lobby, may I respectfully request that you look at what women are losing in terms of sports, safety, medical services, parental rights, and basic human rights, such as the right to privacy – not to mention the horrors of medical experimentation on children by trans-supporting Big Pharma and Big Medicine?”
What a difference a few years make …
As Warren continues to cater to the LGBT community, figures published in a 2019 Harris Poll – conducted with the LGBT activist group, GLAAD – show that the year after Trump became president (2018), less and less people are supporting the LGBT community … when compared to a few years prior (2016), when pro-LGBT Obama was president.
Percentages of non-LGBT Americans “very” or “somewhat” uncomfortable with:
- “… learning a family member is LGBT”: 27% (2016) vs. 31% (2018)
- “… my child placed in a class with an LGBT teacher”: 28% (2016) vs. 32% (2018)
- “… learning my doctor is LGBT”: 28% (2016) vs. 30% (2018)
- “… seeing a same-sex couple holding hands”: 29% (2016) vs. 30% (2018)
Surprisingly, Millennials are even more apprehensive than the average American adult when it comes to the LGBT lifestyle.
Percentage of 18- to 34-year-old non-LGBT Americans uncomfortable when:
- “… learning a family member is LGBTQ”: 24% (2016) vs. 36% (2018)
- “… my child placed in a class with an LGBTQ teacher”: 25% (2016) v. 33% (2018)
- “… learning my doctor is LGBTQ”: 24% (2016) vs. 34% (2018)
- “… learning my child has a lesson on LGBTQ history in their school”: 27% (2016) vs. 39% (2018)
Here is the percentage of 18- to 34-year-old non-LGBTQ Americans (Millennials) who consider themselves allies with the LGBT community:
- Total: 63% (2016) vs. 45% (2018)
- Females: 65% (2016) vs. 52% (2018)
- Males: 62% (2016) vs. 35% (2018)