Whistleblower who exposed Texas hospital's trans surgeries on children charged by DOJ

The US Department of Justice has charged a surgeon who blew the whistle on a Texas hospital that secretly performs trans surgeries and sex therapy on minors.

Dr. Eithan Haim, a surgeon at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston who leaked evidence of the body mutilating procedures to journalist Christopher Rufo, was indicted earlier this week on four felony counts of allegedly violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Haim is scheduled to appear in court on June 17, the National Review reported Thursday, with his legal team said to be unaware of the full nature of the allegations.

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“My client is eager to get to trial to tell his side of the story,” Marcella Burke, Haim's attorney, told National Review. “I'm sure that will result in the right decision.”

The Christian Post has contacted both the law firm representing Haim and the Department of Justice for more information. This article will be updated when their responses are received.

In February 2022, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a formal opinion that described sex-change procedures performed on minors as “child abuse”, with Governor Greg Abbott following. issuing an order instructing state agencies to investigate them as such.

Although Texas Children's Hospital announced in March 2022 that it had ended the practice of performing such procedures on children and youth in response to the state government, Haim leaked evidence that the hospital did so in secret.

Based on the leaked evidence provided by Haim, Rufo wrote an article in City Magazine this was published on May 16, 2023, which alleged that the hospital “secretly continued to perform transgender medical interventions, including the use of implantable puberty blockers, on minor children.”

In response to the story, a state investigation was launched into Texas Children's Hospital, with the facility ultimately shutting down its practice of treating minors suffering from gender dysphoria.

In June of last year, Abbott signed Senate Bill 14 into law, which banned cosmetic and irreversible sex-change operations and hormonal interventions for trans-identified youth.

Even before outing himself as the whistleblower in January, Haim was the subject of a federal investigation, with him reportedly being labeled a target of investigation shortly after the Rufo story ran.

“These people are corrupt,” Haim told CP in an interview published in January. “And the only way to reveal it is not to play in this Kabuki theater, how these people are practitioners of justice. Because if we collude with them, we would be sanctioning our own destruction.”

“Because these people are just petty tyrants and neurotic bureaucrats. And that sums it up, these people are simply bullies. When you're scared, when you're scared, that's when they're most effective. So to be scared. and scared is to seal your own death sentence.”

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