WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical suppliers at Youngsters’s Nationwide Hospital in Washington have turn out to be the most recent targets of social Media campaigns harassing U.S. hospitals for the therapies they provide transgender youths.
In an audio recording posted Thursday by the conservative Twitter account Libs of TikTok, a Youngsters’s Nationwide worker seems to say that the hospital affords gender-affirming hysterectomies to minors.
Since Thursday the hospital has been the goal of “a large volume of hostile and threatening phone calls and emails,” a spokesperson said in a statement to The Associated Press.
The spokesperson also denied that Children’s National performs hysterectomies for minors.
“None of the people who were secretly recorded by this activist group deliver care to our patients,” they said. “The information in the recording is not accurate. We do not perform gender-affirming hysterectomies for anyone under the age of 18. ”
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Within the recording, Chaya Raichik, the Brooklyn actual property saleswoman whom The Washington Put up recognized earlier this 12 months as operating Libs of TikTok, poses because the mom of a 16-year-old transgender boy searching for a gender-affirming hysterectomy.
“They’re in the clear,” a hospital employee tells Raichik after asking her son’s age.
Later within the recording, one other hospital employee tells Raichik she has seen gender-affirming hysterectomies for kids “younger than your child’s age.”
Feedback on Twitter labeled hospital staff “demons” and “groomers” and called for them to be jailed or worse.
Earlier this month, doctors and staffers of Boston Children’s Hospital reported receiving threats of violence after Libs of TikTok posted a snippet of a hospital video about gender-affirming hysterectomies and claimed the hospital offered the procedure “for young girls.”
Far-right social Media accounts and news outlets have also targeted hospitals in Pittsburgh, Phoenix and other major cities for their gender care programs.
Harm Venhuizen is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues. Follow Harm on Twitter.
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