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Father, we ask that you put an end to the attack on children in this country. Protect our kids, and expose other instances like this one.
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Children are being transitioned without parental consent. We have to expose these incidents and pray or we will lose this battle.

From The Federalist. My nonprofit dedicated to protecting children from exploitation and fighting trafficking, Freedom Forever, has been investigating the alarming truth of what’s happening at Vanderbilt Health, including Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Transgender Clinics. It appears that destructive California policies have officially made their way to Tennessee.

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We discovered that Vanderbilt Health started implementing what parents have called a “mature minor” doctrine starting in 2021. Parents told us this policy allows minors, starting at age 13, to effectively take full control of their medical decisions while keeping parents in the dark.

To greet you at some of these offices you’ll see a sign warning you, “Parents of Pre-Teens Be Aware” followed by, “When your 12-year-old turns 13 you will lose access to your My Vanderbilt account. You and your teen must present yourself to the front desk with your ID and fill out a MHAV 13-17 Form to retain access.”

After this, parents report that their kids can make their own medical decisions, hide their health records, and schedule private one-on-one appointments with doctors who can begin the process of gender transition treatment without parental consent once they turn 13.

So-called “mature minor” doctrines around the country have led to dangerous drugs being prescribed without parents knowing about it and even procedures being performed without their knowledge. Once in the room with a doctor, your teen will see a sign notifying them that “We provide medical chaperones for all sensitive procedures” and assurance that “We’ll talk with you about this….”

The possible ways this could be abused seem endless. Why would a child need a chaperone that’s NOT their parent for a “sensitive” procedure?…

Is the Medical Establishment More Powerful Than State Law?

State laws didn’t even have to formally change in order for the removal of parental rights to take effect at Vanderbilt Health. When it comes to accessing children and making life-altering and potentially life-threatening medical decisions, Vanderbilt’s policies essentially mandate that parents have no rights or authority once their child turns 13….

Multiple parents have reached out to me and my nonprofit, Freedom Forever, asking for guidance and support. One thing all these parents have in common is the fear of retribution from politically motivated medical professionals and/or being denied health care access for their children if they speak out….

One mother told me:

All of our daughter’s life we’ve been attending Vanderbilt-affiliated pediatric practices. At the stroke of midnight on our child’s 13th birthday, Vanderbilt made it known that parents are secondary to the child and they force you & your child to sign the ‘Mature Minor Consent Form.’

Essentially, this is a permission slip for the parent. Without our minor child’s signature, Vanderbilt simply strips our parental authority away. After signing the form, our daughter is still asked each appointment if she gives her consent to have us in the room. It’s just shocking. Our daughter is 13. She’s not on the eve of being an adult. She’s just entering her teens and, more than likely, the most confusing time of her life yet this is the precise time when Vanderbilt inserts themselves directly between the child and his or her parent.

Over the course of our conversations with this parent, we learned that while this document says a parent or guardian will accompany the minor, the reality is that Vanderbilt will not share information as simple as a child’s upcoming appointment time without the child signing a consent form allowing their parents to have this information. They still allow parents to pay the bills, but they won’t share the details of what they’re paying for.

This concerned mother said when she asked Vanderbilt for more information about the policy she was told, “This is Vanderbilt Policy. If you don’t sign, you cannot be with your child.” … If a child can govern their own health affairs, what else can a 13-year-old child consent to without their parents’ knowledge or consent?…

How are you praying against this “mature minor” policy? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Canva)

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Mary Hock
July 26, 2022

This is absolutely wrong and we Christian need to take a strong Biblical stand against this. Tennessee of all states-right in the heart of the bible belt. Satan, we take authority over this lying perverse spirit in th mighty name of Jesus of Nazareth. You will not change our boys into girls or our girls into boys. God Almighty decides the sex of our children while they are still in their mother’s womb. They are fearfully and wonderfully made by the potter’s hands. Lord, set these children free from this lying and perverse spirit in Jesus’name, I plead the blood of Jesus over their minds, wills and emotions in the mighty name e of Jesus. Convict those who are promoting this agenda and save them Lord.
[email protected] from Columbus, Ohio

July 14, 2022

Some things GOD gives us wisdom in advance of praying! Take your child to a Christian doctor’s office or to a doctor of natural medicine that believe like you do! The day a doctor’s office says I don’t have any say over my teenage child’s medical health is the last day for us to see that doctor! Remove your children from these demonized people who either did not take a hippocratic(?) oath, or didn’t mean it! What we are dealing with is a group of luciferians who desire sex with children, or want to sacrifice children, or both! First children are expected to make adult decisions about their health and sexuality; next the demonized will want to get consent from our minors and babies to have sex with these nuts! FATHER GOD please give parents knowledge, wisdom and guidance as to how to protect their children, and what to do in every situation like this that they encounter in JESUS MIGHTY NAME! Amen!

July 14, 2022

If young children can govern their own health affairs, are they also allowed to be responsible for all payment of such?

Mrs D
July 13, 2022

Precious Father,
We refuse to pass by those whom we may have seen from a pharisaical lens — those we have “judged” as despised, depraved, demon-possessed — the deceived — those whose character and value have been so battered that they no longer have sufficient self-respect nor a sense of personal worth and have turned their focus, their confusion — and possibly deep self-hatred and/or greed — on hurting/mutilating others.

Father, You are the shepherd who leaves the ninety-nine in order to restore the one. And we, Your sons and daughters, want to be just like YOU! We come to Your throne of grace for wisdom, mercy and grace to help so that Your compassion and transforming power flows through us on those who are preying on the vulnerability of our children, our impressionable teenagers and insecure young adults, particularly those who have not had the benefit of being trained, protected, corrected and encouraged by loving, present parents.

Help us to make the right choices to take the time alone with You that yields Your lingering, healing, redeeming presence. You have given the eyes of our spirits a vision of Your desire for restoration and we choose to heed Your call. We command the blinders that are on the eyes of understanding of those who are walking far, far from Your will to be gone and we forbid any and all blinders to return. In the place of blinders, we call forth the light of Your glorious gospel in the face of JESUS, Your Anointed SON. We call forth Your laborers (including each of us wherever needed) to bring the Good News, through personal, recent and relevant testimony to those who are in desperate need of hearing TRUTH. And, we declare that as Your body continues to rise up and take its place in manifestation of Your will and ways, multitudes of captives everywhere are receiving hope and being set FREE.

In addition to declaring healing over would-be “predators,” we call forth a hedge of protection around those who would be, could be, have been or are actual or potential targets. We call forth the righteous in courage, humility and vigilance to stand against and forbid the defeated foe’s intrusion into family dynamics. Father, we consciously draw close to You privately and in our fellowship with each other to BE that shelter — that safe place — where we are careful not to take the bait foisted before us by the defeated foe. We declare an end to the darkness of transgenderism and/or any other type of human degradation.

Father, thank You for Your presence, Your power and Your faithfulness. It is in the Holy Name of JESUS we pray. Amen

Luke 17:1 (NASB) Now He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that [a- temptations to sin] stumbling blocks come, but woe to one through whom they come. 2 It is better for him if a millstone is hung around his neck and he [b- has been thrown (intensive)] is thrown into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to [c – stumble] sin.

Hebrews 4:16 (NASB) Therefore, let’s approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive marcy and find grace for help at the time of (our) need.

I John 5:18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.

I Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

I Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Priscilla Meyenburg
July 13, 2022

Father God, all Satan is trying to do is destroy the families. He has caused divorce to be rampant, then he started on the children, through his lies of making a child think and believe he is not worthy of the individual God made him or her. Not so! God made each one perfect before we all were born, God does not fail he makes perfect. I pray for children that grow up in a not so perfect home, they grow up thinking that change will make them better to be accepted.. Satan pushes a narrative of lies upon them. I know I’ve seen it happen. What children need is the love from Jesus in their lives helping them to understand that God made each one of us perfect all we need to do is build upon what God can show us through his words. How he values each one of us. I pray that Satans power be stopped in Jesus name, you know Father how much children, family mean to us. I bind the spirit of deception that the demonic spirits are spreading through our homes, schools, even churches, pastors, leaders are so busy with numbers and collection the children have suffered. God says: Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward..
These are our Fathers words they need to be fed to them as Manna, this is what is missing from our children’s lives. I pray for the victory of Gods love to surround these hurting children and the ones that are still growing. I ask Jesus to fill parents hearts so they learn that deep love, time that God gives freely. I declare that the children will be healed of this transgender mess by Jesus Blood. And the Dr.s will be come to know our Father and be saved by repentance of His spirit. Be blessed

Lisa Augustine
July 13, 2022

while i have no children, i am sickened by moves like this to put a wedge between a child and their parents. Im also aware of some children regretting their decision to change their sex, but having taken the medication, and surgery, they can’t reverse their decision… some have committed suicide.
I am placing all young people in our Lord’s hands, as well as this wrong decision byn the powers that be who are influenced by Satan. God, please help all of the kids, and give the parents Your Wisdom in how to reach their kids in any crisis they face som that they don’t go down the wrong path.

William Berlinger
July 13, 2022

An excellent book on how to live godly while tempted by same sex attraction is the book entitled “Is God Anti-Gay” by Pastor Sam Allberry.

July 13, 2022

Father, have mercy on our children! I pray that satan’s work and plan will be totally destroyed, and the doors to darkness like this one will be shut up permanently. In Jesus’ name, please lead the confused teenage boys and girls to You Yourself and to know the truth, so that they may praise You and thank You for making them as male or female. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Allena Jordan
July 13, 2022

Father, tear down this stronghold. Help parents to learn of these things and move to another health care provider in the meantime. You are bringing these deplorable situations to the surface so we are aware of them. I bring this one to You, O Mighty Father and my King, tear down this stronghold. Glorify Yourself and save the children. Amen.

Cynthia Taylor
July 13, 2022

Being from Tennessee, I’m shocked and saddened to learn this to say the least. I’m glad to know and join in prayer this ends immediately. I’m going to contact some of our state lawmakers also.


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