The internationally known child abuse case of Dallas-area boy James Younger—whose mother told him he was a girl and wanted to force him (against his father’s wishes) to take sterilizing puberty blocker and cross-sex hormone drugs and eventually be castrated—continues as a Dallas Judge ruled James’ mother can move him anywhere in the continental U.S. without his father’s approval.

New “gender-affirming health care” legislation in California (Senate Bill 107) has faced national outcry as it seeks to strip parents of custody over their children if they disagree or refuse to allow chemical castration and irreversible surgeries on their child in the name of “gender-affirming care.”

SB 107, intended to turn California into a sanctuary state for transgender youth, would allow children from other states to access these procedures in California and for the state to take custody of the children if parents protest the irreversible mutilation.

The Texas GOP said in a recent email, “Liberals are calling this a ‘sanctuary state’ bill. We call it kidnapping.”

SB 107 currently sits on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk, waiting for final approval before enactment.

James’ mother (although not his biological one), Ann Georgulas, already stated in court hearings that she wants to move to California, where no court or law would stop her from mutilating James’ body with sterilizing drugs and medically unnecessary surgeries that cut off healthy body parts.

An update on the Save James Facebook page explained that a small closed hearing over Zoom was held, and Judge Mary Brown of Texas’ 301st District Court ruled against Jeff Younger, James’ father.

“There’s no easy way to say this. The judge has ruled against Jeff Younger as expected. James and Jude are lost.”

It highlighted that laws banning these practices were “Shot down by REPUBLICAN lawmakers in 2021. Those same lawmakers were re-elected.”

Indeed, Texas lawmakers had the opportunity last legislative session to prohibit child gender mutilation, and last year the Republican-controlled state Legislature even rejected several proposed laws that would have outlawed the operations.

“This is directly the fault of the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature,” said Jeff Younger. “It has failed to enact laws to protect children, and it has failed its constitutional duty to check and balance an out-of-control judiciary.”

In August of 2021, Gov. Greg Abbott passed the political hot potato over to the Department of Family and Protective Services, asking them to decide if cutting off a child’s healthy body parts in such surgeries classifies as child abuse.

Although DFPS confirmed those operations are indeed abuse and could result in a Class A misdemeanor penalty, they later refused to say that chemically castrating a child—the far more common method—is also abuse.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was then asked by a state representative for an official opinion on whether those operations were illegal and constitute abuse, which Paxton confirmed they are.

More than 5,000 delegates to the Republican Party of Texas Convention in June made a ban on child gender mutilation a legislative priority for the upcoming session in January:

Texas must ban chemical castration, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, genital mutilation, bodily alteration surgery, psychological/social transitioning, and any other methods applied to or performed on children.

Child advocates across the state are outraged at the status of the James Younger case and are calling for state officials to intervene.

Concerned citizens can utilize the Texas Scorecard Directory to contact their elected officials.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard. A 2021 graduate of Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government, Sydnie is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.

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