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Oregon State Medical Program Paying for Sex Change Operations for 15-Year-Olds: No Parental Notice


Oregon State Medical must have a screw loose in their minds- or their budgets. I don’t know which is worse, using taxpayer money for this or allowing a 15-year-old child to decide they are making a life decision. I think that they both suck equally.

In Oregon, there is a long list of ‘do nots’ if you are 15 – tattoos, tanning, cigarettes and alcohol. But apparently, 15 is the age of medical consent, and that means that the taxpayers in the great state of Oregon are on the hook for pricey operations that may or may not become a true life decision.

At 15, I thought I knew EVERYTHING, and that my parents were the dumbest people on the planet. I ran away from home, I used drugs, and generally made my mom’s life a living hell. Sounds like I was in a great place to make a life decision, amirite?

Uhm, no. I have a 15 year old daughter, and I can tell you right now she is SALIVATING for her 16th birthday. No, not for her drivers license – she could care less about that. She wants to be 16 so she can get parental consent (that is NOT happening) so that she can get a tattoo of her current love’s name. Again, great decision making happens at 15, said no one ever.

This is beyond ridiculous that the taxpayers are expected to pay for this. I am for whatever it is that you want to do with your life. Be a man, be a woman, be you. Just don’t expect me to pay for it. Don’t try to open my wallet to appease yourself- and that goes for all social programs like food stamps, welfare, and section 8 housing.

I totally support the idea of providing counseling and support to kids that need it. That would be a much better use of taxpayer dollars. Can we please figure out when enough is enough? And if you had enough, could you recognize it? This is just too much for taxpayers.

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