Watch: Top Surgeon, Dr. Lappert | Vote NO to Prop 3 to protect children from "trans" lobby

Top surgeon, Dr. Patrick Lappert, is sounding the alarm for moms and dads across Michigan: Beware! Proposal 3 will likely end parental consent for sterilizing medical procedures administered to gender-confused young people such as puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones.

Why? Because the text of the extreme constitutional amendment seeks to give all "individuals" in Michigan a constitutional right to sterilization without specification of age or sex.

“Essentially, it’s guaranteed that your child is going to be rendered sterile by these interventions, such as puberty blockage and cross-sex hormones, and that is something your child cannot fully understand nor give informed consent to and, certainly, something no parent would want,” says Dr. Lappert.

Proposal 3 has been crafted by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. Both powerful campaign groups are key constituents of the so-called “transgender” lobby.

“Proposal 3 seeks to enshrine the idea that the state is more important than the family,” suggests Dr. Lappert, who in recent years has given evidence in court cases where families have lost custody of their gender-confused child.

“The amendment asserts that the state somehow has more wisdom than the family that knows, and has loved, this child for all their life. That's a terrible idea. It's a terrible idea that must be rejected.”

Dr. Lappert has been practicing in the field of plastic surgery for over 25 years. Now in private practice in Alabama, he served the last eight years of a 24-year military career as chief of plastic surgery at the largest military hospital in the world, the Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia. He also served the surgeon general, U.S. Navy, as the specialty leader for reconstructive surgery.

The rise in recent years of reconstructive surgery being proposed as a suitable treatment for those suffering with gender dysphoria has led Dr. Lappert to question the mind-set and methodology of the so-called “transgender” lobby, especially as it applies to the care of gender-confused teenagers.

“It's kind of a public experiment that's going on now because a lot of what happens from puberty blockage in healthy children is largely unknown,” he says.

Dr. Lappert explains how such medications have a “very powerful effect on growth and development” in children.

“Puberty blockage works by blocking the signaling from the gonad and, essentially, blocking all off the skeletal growth, muscle mass development, the capacity for a coordinated movement, higher executive functioning of the brain, and psychosexual development that leads to socialization and lifelong relationships. The child loses that ability or it is blocked severely,” Dr. Lappert says.

That's why Dr. Lappert is urging parents, grandparent and all people in Michigan to vote NO on November 8.