The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which previously opposed the administration of a drug to chemically castrate sex offenders, is now advocating for children to be able to take the chemically castrating drugs as puberty blockers, according to Breitbart News.
Just one year ago, the ACLU was previously a vocal opponent of a law in Alabama that mandated chemical castration on certain convicted sex offenders. Former Executive Director of the ACLU of Alabama Randall Marshall called the practice of chemical castration “medical experimentation,” claiming it “has no basis in the medical community.”
The drug that was to be used is called medroxyprogesterone acetate — also used as a puberty blocker. One study notes that the drug “is a widely used progestin in feminizing hormone therapy.”
But while the ACLU has vocally opposed the use of medroxyprogesterone acetate on convicted sex offenders, the organization has called “gender affirming care” for children, which includes the use of puberty blockers, “medically necessary” and even “life saving.”
Chase Strangio, deputy director of the ACLU LGBTQ and HIV Project, spoke out in favor of what is euphemistically called “gender affirming care” on behalf of the organization.