Governor Demands Investigation Of Transgender Clinic Following Revelations

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) is calling for an investigation of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Pediatric Transgender Clinic following shocking revelations from the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh.

On Tuesday, Walsh sent out a tweet thread detailing a doctor’s promotion of “big money maker” transgender surgeries, including video evidence.

The videos also include threats made against medical professionals working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) who dare to object to the procedures, even on religious grounds.

“The ‘pediatric transgender clinic’ at Vanderbilt University Medical Center raises serious moral, ethical and legal concerns,” Lee asserted in a statement to The Daily Wire. “We should not allow permanent, life-altering decisions that hurt children or policies that suppress religious liberties, all for the purpose of financial gain. We have to protect Tennessee children, and this warrants a thorough investigation.”

The Tennessee governor’s statement comes in response to Walsh’s Twitter thread, which included a video of VUMC Clinic for Transgender Health’s Dr. Shayne Sebold Taylor admitting: “These surgeries are labor intensive, they require a lot of follow-ups, they require a lot of our time, and they make money. They make money for the hospital.”

During another Medicine Grand Rounds lecture, Vanderbilt health law expert Ellen Wright Clayton warned staffers that there will be “consequences” for any “conscientious objection.” She also stated that anyone who does not want to participate in transgender surgeries, which include minor patients, probably should not be working at VUMC.

“If you are going to assert conscientious objection, you have to realize that that is problematic,” Clayton stated. “You are doing something to another person, and you are not paying the cost for your belief. I think that is a … real issue.”

She went on to say that, while conscientious objectors would be “accommodated,” they would have to find someone else to do the procedures for them.

“I just want you to take home that saying that you’re not going to do something because of your conscience — because of your religious beliefs, is not without consequences, and should not be without consequences,” Clayton stressed. “And I just want to put that out there.”

“We are given an enormous — if you don’t want to do this kind of work, don’t work at Vanderbilt,” she added.

VUMC openly admits that they provide transgender surgeries and treatments for minors, including in a video from the Vanderbilt Psychiatry YouTube channel in which the medical center “explicitly [admits] that they will give and have given irreversible hormone drugs to children as young as 13,” according to Walsh.

“So, let’s review. Vanderbilt got into the gender transition game admittedly in large part because it is very financially profitable,” the Daily Wire host wrote. “They then threatened any staff members who objected, and enlisted a gang of trans activists to act as surveillance in order to force compliance.”

“They now castrate, sterilize, and mutilate minors as well as adults, while apparently taking steps to hide this activity from the public view,” Walsh concluded. “This is what ‘health care’ has become in modern America.”