A CNN guest is pretty sure that North Carolina’s bathroom law– which simply asks individuals to use the restroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate– is causing transgender individuals to commit suicide. No rhyme or reason behind her claim. North Carolina asking individuals to use the correct restroom facility is driving individuals to suicide. That’s what they’re saying now.
Oddly enough, the woman doesn’t talk about the suicide rate among transgenders in general. Transgender individuals have a higher suicide risk and rate than the rest of the population. According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), 41 percent of transgenders have attempted to commit suicide at one point or another. This “vastly exceeds the 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population who report a lifetime suicide attempt, and is also higher than the 10-20 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults who report ever attempting suicide.”
Progressives are quick to blame society. They wouldn’t feel the need to end their lives if everyone accepted their struggle as normal, so they say. But that’s not the case at all. Explaining the suicide rate is simple: There’s an underlying mental issue that needs to be addressed, and changing one’s physical body doesn’t do it.
Dr. Keith Ablow, one of America’s leading psychiatrists, notes:
The assertions of transgender Americans that they are locked in the wrong bodies is in no way, in my opinion, proven scientifically. No researcher has ever demonstrated convincingly—not one time—that a single transgender individual shows any irrefutable physiological evidence, whatsoever, of being the gender opposite to their DNA and anatomy.
Transgender individuals, believing themselves to be female, despite having XY chromosomes, or male, despite XX chromosomes, seem to me to be indistinguishable, from a psychiatric standpoint, from those with paranoid delusions, who believe they are being stalked by the CIA, or those with anorexia who believe they are fat (even when they are thin as a rail) or those with body dysmorphic disorder who believe that their noses are imperfect and attempt to coerce plastic surgeons into one cosmetic procedure after another.
No one’s denying the reality of this issue. But it’s not normal. It’s a serious mental issue. But according to CNN’s guest, there were no issues prior to North Carolina’s bathroom law, so this is our fault. She seriously expects us to believe that.
Let’s get one thing straight. NONE of us want to see anyone struggling with gender dysphoria take their own life. We want to help them. Treat them. Love them. But blaming their mental anguish over a bathroom law is beyond idiotic. Can we all agree on that?