Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is launching an investigation into Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin to uncover whether they have partaken in “potential illegal activity” toward children.
Recently, Project Veritas published a documentary uncovering a list of hospitals and medical groups that are providing “gender-affirming” services to children across the nation.
Included in the documentary was DCMC in Austin, Texas.
“We do have patients who are starting [to transition] as young as 8 or 9. So, we do have folks on the younger side,” a licensed social worker at DCMC was recorded explaining to the undercover reporter.
The social worker briefed the interviewer on the lack of a waitlist for “gender patients,” how soon patients could begin taking puberty blockers, lists of “gender-affirming” therapists, and what is required before patients could undergo a formal gender-mutilating surgery.
In response to the documentary’s revelations, Paxton has issued a Request to Examine (RTE) DCMC.
The RTE requires the hospital to provide all documents regarding child “gender identity” and “gender affirming care” to Paxton’s office for inspection. This should reveal whether state laws have been violated.
“It is now alarmingly common for fringe activists to use their positions in medicine and health care to force experimental, life-altering procedures onto children,” said Paxton.
“Across the country, there are doctors and health care professionals who appear willing to sacrifice the long-term health of American children, all in service to the increasingly dangerous fad of ‘transgender’ extremism,” Paxton continued.
“It is deeply disturbing, and there is no place for it in Texas. Along these lines, there have been a number of recent reports about potentially illegal activity at Dell Children’s Medical Center, and this investigation aims to uncover the truth.”
Paxton did not elaborate on the additional potential illegal activity.
Dell Children’s has maintained that they do not provide those services, and they are “conducting a thorough review of the situation.”
Meanwhile, the Texas House is slated to approve legislation on Friday, May 5, to explicitly outlaw the mutilation procedures on minors.