U.S. Military Approves Bradley Manning’s ‘Gender Reassignment’ Hormone Treatment

ManningFORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas — The U.S. military has approved hormone treatments for gender reassignment requested by Army private Bradley Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence on espionage charges.

According to reports, the treatments were approved by Col. Erica Nelson, commandant of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The decision comes after a lawsuit was filed last September alleging that the Army was not doing enough to address his gender dysphoria, and that if he did not receive the treatment, he was at high risk for suicide.

Manning had changed his name to Chelsea in August 2013 after being sentenced to prison for admitting to leaking classified information to Wikileaks, which included “more than 700,000 documents, including battlefield reports and U.S. Embassy cables.”

“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” he wrote in a statement. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.”

This month’s decision to allow the 26-year-old Manning to obtain the treatments is stated to be the first in military history.

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“After carefully considering the recommendation that [hormone treatment] is medically appropriate and necessary, and weighing all associated safety and security risks presented, I approve adding [hormone treatment] to inmate Manning’s treatment plan,” Nelson wrote in a memo.

“We are thrilled for Chelsea that the government has finally agreed to initiate hormone therapy as part of her treatment plan,” Chase Strangio, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, told CNN. “This is an important first step in Chelsea’s treatment regimen and one that is in line with the recommendations of all of her doctors and the basic requirements of the Eighth Amendment.”

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While Manning was granted his request for hormone therapy, he was also disallowed from growing his hair long.

“The military continues to refuse to let Chelsea grow her hair like other female prisoners, a critical part of her treatment plan that has been recognized by her doctors,” Strangio said.

Public reaction to the matter has been largely in opposition to the decision.

“I cannot believe that I as a taxpayer, who just got home from working hard all day, have to pay taxes for this nonsense,” one commenter wrote.

“I am an Army surgeon and they won’t pay for my contacts,” another wrote. “Wow. This is amazing.”

“What?” a third stated. “We have soldiers waiting months to take care of service related injuries, but the VA has to spend time making men into drag queens?”


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  • Gary

    More evidence of the moral bankruptcy of the US military. If you are out, don’t go in. If you are in, get out.

  • The Last Trump

    “We have soldiers waiting months to take care of service related INJURIES, but the VA has to spend time making men into drag queens?”!!
    What madness.
    America is fallen. When THIS is a top priority for a bankrupt military actual invasion by her enemies is just a mere technicality.

    • The Lone Ranger

      Matthew 12:26

      26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

  • Reason2012

    And notice while others are waiting for treatment for injuries putting their life on the line for their country, the military is pulling out all stops to make it a top priority to turn a guy into a drag queen. We ready to get back to the truth of God? Now we can see how right God is that perversion is an abomination – perversion is ruling this country now that God is being removed. Judgment is coming for all of us as individuals when we die and face God and for this nation.

    Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

    Now you are realizing the true meaning of life: to get a taste of life without God where some need that to realize it’s God’s way they want, not man’s way, not our own way.

    Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

    Belief on Christ, what He did on the cross, as the only way to avoid the coming judgment for a lifetime of sinning, ask Him into your heart to save you from that coming judgment and He will! As Jesus said:

    John 3:14-21 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness [look upon the serpent and believe it will save you and it will], even so must the Son of man be lifted up [on the cross]: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him [that He will save you – what He did on the cross – that He is God with us] is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    19 And this is the condemnation, that light [Christ] is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved [exposed]. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest [declared], that they are wrought in God.”

    Come to Christ, have a serious change of heart about sin and the desire to turn away from it and turn back to God. Call on Christ to save you from the obvious judgment that’s coming – that we already see hitting America. Believe on Him. Call on Him.

    May God / Jesus Christ be glorified!

  • Fundisi

    We are paying for this traitor to become a woman, not some government, we the taxpayers are paying and the public dare not object or be accused of being homophobic and suffering for daring to oppose this travesty. The State makes us pay for their mass baby murders and to subsidize all sorts of government mandated evil.

  • http://www.remnantofgod.org/ John1429dotorg

    And this is news?

  • Mary Taylor

    This is so disgusting and to think veterans died while trying to get help from hospitals. So SICK!!!

  • Jeff Cornuet

    Imagine if 10,000 Vets requested gender reassignment (not saying they want one, just request it) That would really shake the system. Could they say no to Veterans but yes to a traitor in prison? Imagine the cost that they would be looking at.

  • OldArkie

    Tax money should never be spent for such an evil thing. If anyone wishes such treatment from our doctors they should pay for it their self.