In Canada, all children need to do is not like their gender for parents to be denied further say in their medical care. Squads of “woke” authorities and public servants stand ready to indulge any child’s whim and start regimens of hormones without parental consent.
On March 16, the father of a girl who wants to be a boy turned himself into a Canadian court — his crime: contempt after the father insisted on referring to his 14-year-old daughter as his “daughter” and used pronouns like “she” and “her,” according to a report at The Daily Wire.
Robert Hoogland, from Surrey, British Columbia, was taken to jail after the Attorney General of British Columbia issued an arrest warrant.
In February of 2019 the Supreme Court of British Columbia ordered that the girl get testosterone injections with no parental consent required.
“The court also declared that if either of her parents referred to her using female pronouns or addressed her by her birth name, they would be considered guilty of family violence,” The Federalist reported at the time.
When the girl was 13 and in seventh grade, her school urged her to see psychologist Dr. Wallace Wong, who recommended cross-sex hormones. Hoogland cited his daughter’s alleged history of mental health issues and withheld permission. Physicians at BC Children’s Hospital decided the girl should get testosterone injections anyway.
Hoogland protested and cited possible ill effects of the therapy, but one of the doctors told him that the girl’s consent was enough. Hoogland responded by seeking an injunction, but Justice Gregory Bowden ruled in February 2019 that the girl was “exclusively entitled to consent to medical treatment for gender dysphoria,” adding, “Attempting to persuade (the girl) to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing (the girl) by his birth name; referring to (the girl) as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 of the Family Law Act.”
“The government has taken over my parental rights,” Hoogland said. “They’re using (the girl) like she’s a guinea pig in an experiment … Is BC Children’s Hospital going to be there in 5 years when she rejects [her male identity]? No they’re not. They don’t care. They want numbers.”