Like so many of you, Beth was forced to confront the difficult reality that our medical institutions have been infiltrated with woke ideology by seeing it face to face in her workplace. 

But first, she got to see the best of the medical profession up close and personal growing up. Her special needs brother had many critical medical needs that resulted in countless hospital stays and trips to specialists and clinics. 

This experience taught Beth the importance of patient care from the perspective of the families who love and support them.

“Families need to know what’s going on and should be treated with empathy. We need to ensure they are heard and not considered a customer or a number that needs to be processed through a system. We must understand what their needs are too, as they are the primary caregiver to our patients.”

After attending nursing school, Beth spent time working full-time  at Georgetown University Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Once she started her family, Beth transitioned to a part-time role in the gastrointestinal unit at Children’s. Beth was well-respected and had earned seniority of schedule. Beth truly loved her job and they loved her back. 

About five years ago, Beth noticed that her team started being assigned regular training modules on LGBTQ+ issues, with one video that lasted two hours, far more than they had experienced in the past. This specific video focused on gender ideology and transition for children, utilizing a gender unicorn as an example of how to assess young children.

This escalated into regular ongoing training that was not focused on medical procedures and new treatments, but instead on how to use correct pronouns and showcase their inclusivity (including a lengthy session on microaggressions). 

Like us, this greatly concerned Beth. She was especially concerned with the idea that she would be forced to treat children undergoing gender transitions and provide them with treatments that she disagreed with. 

She  went to her supervisor with her concerns and was told that they greatly appreciated her work in the hospital and said that she shouldn’t have to worry about it. 

In 2021, Beth was assigned her first young patient who identified as transgender. She returned to her supervisor and shared that if she was required to administer treatments that would be part of the transition, she would be morally opposed and unable to do so.

“When I approached my supervisor about asking for an exemption from participating in gender-affirming care, I made it clear that I would treat the patient with absolute care and respect as I administered any other necessary care that the patient needed. I just couldn’t do anything that promoted gender transition.”

Her supervisor did not have the authority to grant an exemption, and together they brought her request to the nursing director of acute care who brought it to the hospital administration, including a consultation with the American Nurses Association.  Administrators informed her that she would not receive an exemption from participation, she had to use patients’ preferred pronouns and names, but due to her standing at the hospital and their eagerness to keep her on the team, they encouraged her to stay, hoping that she would not encounter that situation again.

However, over the next 12 months, they experienced a rapid influx of teenage girls identifying as transgender. These children overwhelmingly had coexisting mental issues with trauma, sexual abuse, etc. 

“Watching how every member of the medical teams 100% affirmed the male identity of the troubled teen girls admitted to my unit was sad and shocking. It would be obvious to anyone that these girls had much more going on that led them to choose this identity.”

At one point, one to two patients at all times in the 12-bed unit identified as transitioning. It quickly became a situation that Beth could not avoid. 

The hospital did not fire Beth – in fact, they expressed numerous times how much they wanted her to remain. But due to her deep concerns with the treatments being performed on children and with how the medical staff encouraged patients to pursue gender transition without any questioning, Beth had to make a difficult choice.

To avoid putting her supervisor in the position to fire her, she resigned. 

The profession lost a bright, passionate, caring professional in the name of pushing procedures and treatments that lack the proper science to back up their existence.

And Beth isn’t alone. So many others are stuck between their professional ethics to do no harm and the fear that they will be fired, shunned, or punished for expressing those concerns.

“It was sad for me to consider how many very skilled and caring healthcare professionals had to go along with the gender ideology just to continue practicing at Children’s. To those experiencing this, you are not alone. It may seem like everyone you work with is following an ideology that is destructive. Remember that there are many people outside of your institution that agree with you.”

Thank you Beth for your passion, your bravery, your willingness to share your story, and your commitment to doing no harm. 

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