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To have a rethink, Mr Hancock, you need to have thought in the first place

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ACCORDING to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, health officials are reviewing NHS policies that allow transgender patients to be cared for on women’s wards even if they have not undergone medical transition.

Mr Hancock says it is a ‘very difficult’ issue, adding that ‘we have a very similar problem in prisons’.

The problem is surely that they have tied themselves up in knots trying to placate the ‘trans’ lobby regardless of the distress caused to anyone else. However the 2010 Equality Act, which is being invoked by ‘trans’ campaigners working their way through their shopping list of demands, also treats women as a ‘protected category’. Having ditched scientific and common sense definitions, the Government now has the problem of deciding who is a woman, and has decided to leave that to the individual.

After years spent assuring the public that the NHS was working towards eliminating mixed-sex hospital wards, a man need only say he is a woman to be placed on a ‘single-sex’ ward. A rethink on this issue is welcome, but a ‘rethink’ implies that someone has thought about it in the first place; judging by all the head-scratching, this is far from the case.

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Ann Farmer
Ann Farmer
Ann Farmer is the author of By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion Movement (Catholic University of America, 2008).

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