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When Parents Hear That Their Child “Is Not Normal and Should Not Exist”

posted on February 21, 2023

For The New York Times, Megan K. Stack profiles Missouri families with transgender children, as the state legislature considers bills that would ban gender-affirming medical care. Russel and Rori Picker Neiss, the parents of a transgender boy, both take inspiration from their Jewish faith to fight for their son’s medical care. Mr. Neiss cites the Jewish principle of pikuach nefesh, the preservation of human life over other obligations, to support his decision. Mrs. Neiss said, “I’m not advocating that every child should get every procedure they want. I can’t speak for every single family. All I’m saying is that the government shouldn’t be deciding.”

Read at The New York Times