President Joe Biden’s Assistant Secretary for Health, so-called “transgender woman” Rachel Levine, is being roasted on social media for “pure hypocrisy” after expressing relief over waiting to have children before he “transitioned.”
Rachel Levine waited to have kids before gender transitioning
In 2019, Rachel Levine said: “I can't imagine a life without my children”
This is the same Rachel Levine who is now pushing to expand permanent gender surgeries for minors pic.twitter.com/CrP8wuYDLX
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) March 17, 2023
Levine has openly advocated for children to receive “gender-affirming” care, meaning that he supports children receiving irreversible surgeries and hormone therapies that will often result in them being sterilized and unable to have children — yet he is relieved that he waited until he had his children before transitioning.
In a clip from 2019 that went viral this week, Levine noted that he “can’t imagine” life without his kids — expressing relief that he did not transition when he was younger.
“If I transitioned when I was young then I wouldn’t have my children. I can’t imagine a life without my children,” Levine said while speaking at a meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine in 2019.
Rachel Levine in 2019:
“If I transitioned when I was young then I wouldn’t have my children. I can’t imagine a life without my children.”
Levine is behind the push to expand gender surgeries for minors pic.twitter.com/2m9AzAubXP
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) March 17, 2023
Levine, along with many other members of the Biden administration, has been openly promoting so-called “gender-affirming” healthcare — especially for minors. The administration has claimed that hormone therapy is appropriate for minors, and promoted gender-affirming surgeries on a “case-by-case” basis.
The assistant health secretary’s comments about his own life were concerning to those opposed to irreversible medical procedures for children, especially because Levine has previously stated that the “wheels will turn” to initiate broad acceptance of gender transitions for children during a recent appearance at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Levine also claimed during that Pediatric Grand Rounds session in February that children whose gender confusion was affirmed “actually have excellent mental health outcomes.”
He also pointed out that the Biden administration had the “highest support” for gender-affirming care for minors.
Biden's Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine says "gender-affirming" care — including sex changes and puberty blockers for minors — is backed by "the highest levels" of the Biden administration. pic.twitter.com/gZbYpZ4cdS
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 17, 2023
Levine’s hypocrisy sparked backlash on social media, with many critics pointing out that his advocacy for puberty blockers and transgender surgeries for minors is in direct opposition to his previous comments about his transition.
“Why doesn’t this guy want people to have the same opportunity as him?” asked Rubin Report host Dave Rubin.
Why doesn’t this guy want people to have the same opportunity as him? https://t.co/HOcqqU0oIe
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 17, 2023
“So, this guy who’s pushing as hard as he can for YOU to be cool with chemical castration and surgical mutilation of your child, is glad he waited to start his ‘transition’ because had he done it soon he wouldn’t have his children. That’s rich,” said talk radio host Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo.
So, this guy who's pushing as hard as he can for YOU to be cool with chemical castration and surgical mutilation of your child, is glad he waited to start his "transition" because had he done it soon he wouldn't have his children. That's rich. https://t.co/qYULcpSOxN
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) March 18, 2023
“Admiral Levine is thankful she wasn’t allowed to transition as a child, but she’s working overtime to transition your kids preventing them from ever having children,” another Twitter user wrote.
Admiral Levine is thankful she wasn’t allowed to transition as a child, but she’s working overtime to transition your kids preventing them from ever having children.
— @amuse (@amuse) March 19, 2023
Meanwhile, a recent Summit Ministries/McLaughlin & Associated survey revealed that most Americans oppose the targeting of children by the transgender medical industry and believe that both pharmaceutical companies and doctors who promote puberty blockers and hormone therapy should be held legally liable for the “harmful” side effects.
A Heritage Foundation report previously revealed that making it easier for minors to access puberty blockers and hormone therapy has increased youth suicide rates.