Fred Deutsch
South Dakota State Rep. Fred Deutsch, DC

South Dakota State Representative Fred Deutsch is a chiropractor. Apparently Rep. Deutsch believes that he is competent to assess matters of psychiatry, endocrinology and prescription medications in spite of the fact that he possesses no training or experience in any of those areas. Deutsch, you see, has introduced House Bill 1057.

According to HB1057:

a medical professional who engages in any of
the following practices upon a minor, including an emancipated minor, for the purpose of
attempting to change or affirm the minor’s perception of the minor’s sex, if that perception
is inconsistent with the minor’s sex, is guilty of a Class 4 felony

Those practices include any surgical or pharmaceutical intervention.

Needless to say, Fred is clueless. More importantly, Fred poses a danger to the very lives of children. I would like to know who he thinks is being served by this legislation.

I sent Rep. Fred a remarkably polite email. What training and experience does a chiropractor possess to replace the official advisories of the American Academy of Pediatrics or the Pediatric Endocrine Society?

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.