The Biden administration now claims to oppose transgender surgeries for minors after documents uncovered last week in a lawsuit against Alabama exposed one cabinet member for lobbying a transgender health group to remove minimum age requirements for surgeries.

According to a report by the New York Times last week, a Biden administration official told the outlet they now opposed “gender-affirming surgery for minors.” The official expressed opposition only to surgeries for minors, not other treatments, according to the outlet.

State Sen. Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville), sponsor of the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act (VCAP), which was passed into law in 2021, said on Tuesday that the Biden administration's about-face was “too little, too late.”

“The Biden administration and the radical left have long prioritized gender ideology and undermining parental influence over medical science and the safety of our children,” Shelnutt told 1819 News. “While Biden’s weaponized legal system targets states like Alabama that have enacted laws to protect our children, Biden’s backtracking is too little, too late. In Alabama, we will always work to ensure our state’s most vulnerable are protected from experimental drugs and irreversible medical procedures that can alter their bodies for life.”

1819 News reported recently on newly unsealed documents in a lawsuit against Alabama's transgender surgery ban for minors revealing the Biden administration lobbied against including minimum age requirements in a transgender health group’s standards of care for surgeries.

Ivey signed VCAP, which prohibits doctors in Alabama from performing transgender operations or prescribing cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers to individuals under 19, into law in 2022.

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