A father lost his court case to prevent his child from being given cross-sex hormones to begin the transitioning process. However, he has since been arrested and jailed for referring to his transgender child with an offensive label.
Robert Hoogland was arrested and jailed after the Attorney General of British Columbia ordered a warrant for contempt because he continued to refer to his child, who was born a girl but identifies as a boy, as “she” and “her.” The order came after the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that the child would receive testosterone injections without having to obtain parental consent.
The order requires that the minor child “be acknowledged and referred to as male” and is “exclusively entitled to consent to medical treatment for gender dysphoria…”
When the first children were given drugs to stop the natural process of puberty, transgender advocates mocked those who were worried that giving children hormones that their body wouldn’t spontaneously produce would have bad consequences. Now, the erosion of parental rights includes even voicing concern about their child’s transition, as Hoogland has sadly discovered.
Hoogland had filed an appeal to stop his child from undergoing any medical or legal procedures to transition without parental consent, but he was ultimately denied by the Court of Appeal. Although he wasn’t formally charged, he was ordered to stop using the female pronouns to refer to his child, according to The Daily Wire.
The document states that “attempting to pesuade [the child] to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing [the child] by his birth name; referring to [the child] as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 of the Family Law Act.”
Hoogland claimed he would be facing up to 5 years in prison for continuing to refer to his child as “she” and speaking out against the medical and surgical transitioning of minors. BC Supreme Court Justice Michael Tammen also issued a gag order on the father and ordered all video interviews of Hoogland be removed from the internet, the Vancouver Sun reports.
In a previous video, Hoogland explained that his battle began after he refused to sign a consent form for injecting his child with cross-sex hormones. A few months after declining to consent, Hoogland says he received a notice from the BC Children’s Hospital that he is prohibited from accessing his child’s medical records.
Hoogland says the form stated that the treatment “will cause sterilization/infertility — that’s the worst ones — increased heart disease (and) osteoporosis, it stunts your puberty in its rate where you’re at.” He also says the document “goes on to say that this is an experiment and we do not even know the harmful effects.”
Hoogland explained that his child began meeting with a school counselor at age 13. He says that the counselor started encouraging the seventh-grade child to identify as a boy. From there, the child began seeing doctors, who prescribed testosterone injections in order for the pubescent teen to stop the body’s natural development and create a more masculine appearance.
Hoogland launched a campaign to fund his legal battle in a last-ditch effort to save his child from a medical process that has life-long effects. Unfortunately, he is in a losing fight, as the courts have removed his parental rights, not to mention his freedom to speak.
Hoogland’s case highlights the terrifying reality in the clash between parental rights and transgender activism. Disturbingly, judicial officials and lawmakers are attempting to replace the parents and are making major medical decisions for children.
In the wake of social justice, parents are seeing their rights stripped. Their responsibility to protect their children and make decisions for them is now at the mercy of the court.
Children who cannot understand long-term consequences because their brains have underdeveloped frontal lobes are making major life-long decisions that cannot be easily reversed and are often permanent. It is a gross abuse of our youths to allow them to make such serious life decisions, especially when they are psychologically incapable of grasping the consequences.