A doctor has been indicted for allegedly violating HIPAA rules after exposing the continuation of chemical castration procedures at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Eithan Haim is set to appear in court on Monday and is facing four felony counts for revealing that the institution was still performing sterilization procedures on minors after it had pledged to stop.

Several years ago, the hospital reportedly touted its support for transgenderism—with medical professionals blatantly administering cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers to gender-confused minors. The hospital subsequently came under pressure from the public, forcing CEO Mark Wallace to announce that the program would be shut down.

However, according to Haim, that was not true in the slightest. Documents show that the hospital continued to perform gender interventions despite its CEO claiming otherwise.

In June of 2023, as Haim was set to graduate from the hospital’s residency program, he was visited by federal agents and threatened with prosecution by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tina Ansari for leaking the medical information. 

Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 14, which prohibits physicians from performing gender mutilating procedures on minors, into law that same month.

Manhattan Senior Fellow and activist Christopher Rufo reports that one of Haim’s attorneys, Marcella Burke, says that Haim is looking forward to the opportunity to tell his side of the story in a court of law.

Haim is requesting public financial support to meet his goal of $500,000. He has already raised more than $237,000.

“I knew that speaking out would necessarily put myself and my family at great risk, but after experiencing the extent of the corruption first-hand, it became clear that silence would never be an option,” wrote Haim. “We paid (and are paying) an enormous price. We spent the entirety of our retirement, investments, savings, and almost all of our disposable income to pay the legal bills to keep the case alive.”

Haim also said that his name has been leaked to leftist activists who have defamed him and attacked his medical reputation.

“Every dollar will work towards dismantling the legal and political regime attempting to keep medical professionals like me silent,” he said.

Will Biagini

Will was born in Louisiana and raised in a military family. He currently serves as a journalist with Texas Scorecard. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for Campus Reform.