The nation’s largest abortion provider just released guidelines for parents instructing them how to talk to their preschool-aged children about gender identity.
Planned Parenthood’s new guide insists that telling a child that genitals differentiate the sexes is wrong.
While the most simple answer is that girls have vulvas and boys have penises/testicles, that answer isn’t true for every boy and girl. Boy, girl, man, and woman are words that describe gender identity, and some people with the gender identities ‘boy’ or ‘man’ have vulvas, and some with the gender identity ‘girl’ or ‘woman’ have penises/testicles. Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl.
Science tells us that there are many immutable, hardwired differences between men and women, starting with the chromosomes that are imprinted upon every cell in our bodies. Every single cell in a man’s body is stamped with XY chromosomes, while cells in women’s bodies are stamped with XX chromosomes. These chromosomal differences manifest themselves outwardly in many ways, including most obviously in one’s genitals. Obviously, there are some rare exceptions to this rule, as genetic or anatomical abnormalities sometimes occur, but these are the scientific norms.
The tip sheet tells parents not to assume their child is straight because it may cause mental health problems later.
Talking to (or in front of) your daughter about growing up and having boyfriends or marrying a man (and vice versa) sends the message that girls are supposed to like boys, and boys are supposed to like girls, and that anything else is wrong or not normal. While kids this young don’t know their sexual orientation yet, assuming they’re straight could make them scared to come to you or feel bad about themselves later. This can lead to mental health issues, unhealthy relationships, and taking more health risks when they reach their teenage years.
Raising a preschooler is hard enough — especially when they enter the “why” phase. Answering their questions about sex and their bodies in a way that’s both accurate and easy for a small child to comprehend can be challenging. So why is Planned Parenthood determined to make it harder and more confusing for both parents and children? Perhaps because support for their their radical abortion agenda is waning and they’re trying to gin up some help from the transgender lobby by throwing them a bone. Parents, beware.