By Joe Newby,
While testifying at a California Judiciary Senate hearing earlier this month, Abigail Martinez minced no words telling how the liberal state of California took her daughter “over a name and pronouns,” calling her abusive for not affirming her daughter’s self-identified gender.
After three years in state custody involving cross-sex hormones, the young girl took her life by placing herself in front of a train.
Here’s a partial transcript of her testimony, as posted by The Daily Signal:
My daughter was murdered by a gender ideology. CPS took my daughter when she was 16 years old. It was helped by her public school counselor and LGBTQ group [inaudible] and another trans-identified girl.
My daughter was taken from her loving home because the state of California claim I was abusive for not affirming her trans identity. I lost my daughter over a name and pronouns. Even after I promised to call her a male name, it wasn’t enough.
My daughter was not a boy trapped in a girl’s body. She had mental health issues. Against my consent, my daughter was given testosterone instead of therapy. The LGBTQ group used her to raise money for them. “Look at the poor reject trans boy,” they said.
Why are there so many transgender in foster care? Because this state take them from their families, tell them to run, then steal them. Parents are given one option to treat their distressed child, affirm drug and remove their healthy body part, or else lose your child.
The abuse claim against me was finally dropped, but it was too late. The damage was done. By then my daughter was in horrible mental and physical pain. My daughter knelt down in front of a train. She was murdered by gender ideology.
I beg you, stop pushing gender ideology. I don’t want any parent to feel what I feel every day. Affirmation is not good for the health, safety, and welfare of any child.
The Daily Signal noted:
Senator Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, appeared to ignore the concerns from parents across California and the country. He claimed that opposition to the bill was “erasing trans kids,” and that coverage of AB 957 was a “coordinated campaign by right-wing media.”
He further claimed that this “campaign” was meant to serve a “narrative” criticizing the fact that a gay man had introduced a bill..
Translation: To hell with you AND your kids.
Weiner claimed that 99% of those who transition do not regret it, causing a parent in the room to shout, “You’re a liar.”
There’s more, as the Daily Signal reported in March:
She learned that her daughter had knelt on railroad tracks and raised her hands toward the sky as a train approached.
“I don’t want any parent to go through this,” Martinez told The Daily Signal. “Because this pain never goes away. … You breathe and you can feel the pain.”
She says she questioned Children and Family Services after her daughter’s death, saying, “Where is my daughter? You took her away from me, my family. Now she’s gone. You told me that she was going to be better off.”
Martinez said the agency had no adequate response.
Of course, they didn’t have an adequate response.
But Democrats don’t care. Despite their chest-pounding, they really don’t give a tinker’s damn about our kids. The more children they can mutilate and destroy, the better.
Citing Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000), Twitchy said that what California did was unconstitutional:
The liberty interest at issue in this case—the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children— is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by this Court. More than 75 years ago, in Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U. S. 390, 399, 401 (1923), we held that the ‘liberty’ protected by the Due Process Clause [of the Fourteenth Amendment] includes the right of parents to ‘establish a home and bring up children’ and ‘to control the education of their own.’ Two years later, in Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U. S. 510 … (1925), we again held that the ‘liberty of parents and guardians’ includes the right ‘to direct the upbringing and education of children under their control.’ We explained in Pierce that ‘[t]he child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.’ … We returned to the subject in Prince v. Massachusetts, 321 U. S. 158 (1944), and again confirmed that there is a constitutional dimension to the right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children. ‘It is cardinal with us that the custody, care and nurture of the child reside first in the parents, whose primary function and freedom include preparation for obligations the state can neither supply nor hinder.’
In short, Twitchy added, “By taking her daughter from her, California violated the Constitution. And it is past time for the courts to step in and start striking these regimes down.”
Good luck with that.
Big-time Nazi vibes in Cally.
— Salty Boomer (@map0d) June 26, 2023
We agree. That’s what you get when liberal Democrats run things.
This was a hearing in which state Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, warned parents who don’t buy into the LGBTQ dogma to flee the state before they lose their children.
- California GOP State Senator Warns LGBT NON-Affirming Parents: Flee State Before It Takes Away Your Children
“If you love your children, you need to flee California. You need to flee,” he said.
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