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    Should the Fed govt pay for sex change ops for prisoners?

    Saw this on GOPUSA, but see it elsewhere as well.

    Since our VA is in hot water for leaving thousands of vets to die, cutting costs etc, should our govt be paying for Prisoners, traitors etc to get sex change ops on the tax payers dime?

    http://www.freep.com/VideoNetwork/26...xpayer-funded-

    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion...radley_manning

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/bra...axpayers-dime/

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Saw this on GOPUSA, but see it elsewhere as well.

    Since our VA is in hot water for leaving thousands of vets to die, cutting costs etc, should our govt be paying for Prisoners, traitors etc to get sex change ops on the tax payers dime?

    http://www.freep.com/VideoNetwork/26...xpayer-funded-

    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion...radley_manning

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/bra...axpayers-dime/
    No........

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    There are very few categories of things that you could put after "Should the Fed govt pay for" and get me to say yes.

    Optional surgeries that have no bearing on a Federal prisoner's physical well being aren't going to qualify.
    Back from the bit bucket. Somebody flushed the buffers on me, though . . ..

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    I vote Nay

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    I say NO. Opinions regarding having a sex change aside, it's elective....a choice....just like the choice(s) that put them in prison. If they allow it, it'll open a can of worms. Who knows, some people may not be able to afford it on their own and make the decision to spend a few years behind bars just to get the operation(s) for free. (A bit drastic, but so is having a sex change.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_1991-2011 View Post
    I say NO. Opinions regarding having a sex change aside, it's elective....a choice....just like the choice(s) that put them in prison. If they allow it, it'll open a can of worms. Who knows, some people may not be able to afford it on their own and make the decision to spend a few years behind bars just to get the operation(s) for free. (A bit drastic, but so is having a sex change.)
    Exactly. I heard of a story when i was in Fresno going through HS, of someone who couldn't afford to get an op to replace a bad hip. So went out and did a crime he knew would get him sent to jail, so it would be taken care of on the tax payer's dime. Stuff like that (If true) is imo BS>

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    I don't think it should be paid for by taxpayers and since hormone therapy and gender reassignment are not covered through military medicine it would seem his current medical coverage does not cover it. The VA does cover hormone therapy but he is still active duty.

    I have read and understand that there are a lot of mental health considerations related to gender identity issues and on some level -- even though he is in prison -- we have an obligation to address the mental health issues, which can be done via mental health professionals at Ft. Leavenworth; especially since he is going to (in about 34 years) be released one day.

    I am sure if there was an option to let him pay for it instead of the government there are enough people who admire him or what he did that he could raise the funds to privately pay for surgery, I don't know if that is allowed under the rules of his incarceration or not.
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    Sure, because it probably gives military doctors a chance to perfect their skills when dealing with traumatic injury to "regular" service members.

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    Bringing this back up specifically for Bradley (don't call him Chelsea) Manning. The traitor who leaked all that data to Wikileaks and is now in Leavenworth prison. Apparently he (she) has won a court decision to make it so the military can NO longer refer to manning on any official document, as a He. Only either by gender netural PFC manning, OR as She...
    What the heck is going on with our military?

    http://nigerianewsstand.com/chelsea-...y-court-rules/

    http://time.com/3734882/chelsea-manning-he-military/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rms-court.html

    First, he(It) wins a case saying the military HAS to provide medical treatment to help him convert to a she, NOW we can't refer to him as a HE. Is this batshit crazy to anyone else??

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Bringing this back up specifically for Bradley (don't call him Chelsea) Manning. The traitor who leaked all that data to Wikileaks and is now in Leavenworth prison. Apparently he (she) has won a court decision to make it so the military can NO longer refer to manning on any official document, as a He. Only either by gender netural PFC manning, OR as She...
    What the heck is going on with our military?

    http://nigerianewsstand.com/chelsea-...y-court-rules/

    http://time.com/3734882/chelsea-manning-he-military/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rms-court.html

    First, he(It) wins a case saying the military HAS to provide medical treatment to help him convert to a she, NOW we can't refer to him as a HE. Is this batshit crazy to anyone else??
    And I want to be referred to only as Monsignor.

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