A group of three massive American medical institutions authored a letter to officials within the Biden administration this past week in order to call on it to target and prosecute major figures online who are taking time to promote content that exposes the radical gender surgeries that are being administered at some of the places within the country.
The three groups in question were the Children’s Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and The American Medical Association. The trio signed the letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, calling on him and the administration to “investigate the organizations, individuals, and entities” that the group claimed were “coordinating” and “provoking” serious outrage on the web which was being directed at those issuing the heavily controversial services.
“From Boston to Akron to Nashville to Seattle, children’s hospitals, academic health systems, and physicians are being targeted and threatened for providing evidence-based health care,” expressed the letter, of which a copy was obtained by Christopher Rufo with the Manhattan Institute. “These attacks have not only made it difficult and dangerous for institutions and practices to provide this care, they have also disrupted many other services to families seeking care.”
The letter also made the claim that medical personnel have dealt with “increased threats via social media” and that there was “elevated and justifiable fear among families, patients, and staff.”
“These coordinated attacks threaten federally protected rights to health care for patients and their families. The attacks are rooted in an intentional campaign of disinformation, where a few high-profile users on social media share false and misleading information targeting individual physicians and hospitals, resulting in a rapid escalation of threats, harassment, and disruption of care across multiple jurisdictions,” explained the letter. “Our organizations have called on technology companies to do more to prevent this practice on digital platforms, and we now urge your office to take swift action to investigate and prosecute all organizations, individuals, and entities responsible.”
The letter made the claim that “hospitals, staff, and their communities” have been entirely “shaken” by the outrage generated as a result of the group being placed directly in the spotlight.
“Providers of evidence-based gender-affirming health care and their colleagues are facing increased stress and fear on top of the conditions they have faced while working on the frontlines of a global pandemic for nearly three years,” stated the letter. “Families seeking care at these institutions as well as our those providing their care fear for their personal safety in the wake of these attacks.”
This is now the Left's playbook: last year, the National School Board Association, Department of Justice, and F.B.I. worked together to label parents who opposed critical race theory "domestic terrorists." They want to stifle dissent, suppress speech, and criminalize opposition.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 3, 2022