Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe has appointed Rachel Levine, an expert in adolescent eating disorders and behavior health as Pennsylvania’s Physician General.The position of Physician General involves coordinating the Pennsylvania state government’s approach to public health issues.
The article about the appointment of Levine on Newsmax quickly became a discussion about surgically changing one’s sex, whether such procedures are moral and even whether they are fraudulent or not. Opponents of sex change operations were thoroughly blasted as Neanderthal bigots.
An intellectually honest discussion of sex change surgery would have to involve people who have undergone the procedure. It is not at all difficult to read stories of people who are delighted with their choice to undergo surgery for the purpose of functioning in society as someone of a different gender. What is not widely discussed are the stories of people who have regretted the decision they have made. Should such individuals be condemned by progressives as being somehow backward and politically unenlightened? Or should their voices be heard, in order that individuals who are considering “gender reassignment” surgery be better informed?