A Canadian professor who has interviewed a number of people who believe that they are a disabled person trapped in a healthy person’s body is stating that doctors should amputate the limbs of such people to accommodate their feelings and desires.
As previously reported, a recent article published by a Canadian newspaper outlined that now following transgenderism is a class of people who believe that they are disabled people trapped in a healthy person’s body—and are going so far as to injure and maim themselves so that they can align with their preferred identity.
“As the public begins to embrace people who identify as transgender, the trans people within the disability movement are also seeking their due, or at very least a bit of understanding in a public that cannot fathom why anyone would want to be anything other than healthy and mobile,” Sarah Boesveld with the National Post wrote on June 3.
One of the experts on the matter cited in her article included Clive Baldwin, an associate professor of social work at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, who has interviewed nearly 40 “transabled” persons. Baldwin also appeared on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on Sunday, in which he further explained the condition, which is also known as Body Alignment Integrity Disorder.
“[I]t’s usually a very specific disability that people want,” he said. “It might be an above left knee amputation, or a right below elbow amputation. Some people want to be paralyzed. They don’t want their legs to work.”
Baldwin said that he has spoken to one person who even expressed a desire to be blind.
“Do you think that in Western civilization, therefore, doctors should indeed amputate an arm, or a leg or make somebody paralyzed or make somebody blind who is suffering from this issue—from being transabled?” Klein asked. “Do you think that we should go there?”
“After long, hard consideration, yes, that is a medical option to deal with this condition,” Baldwin replied. “It’s not a decision that is or should be taken lightly but it’s one medical option to deal with it.”
He said that those who have had the operation feel better about themselves as a result.
“Certainly those people who have had an amputation, they have [experienced] physical feelings of relief, they feel more confident in themselves. They feel empowered,” he said. “Having one arm or one leg is actually empowering. Our society has difficulty with that idea, I think, that having a disability is empowering.”
But Klein expressed hesitation, opining that the matter should be researched further to see if psychological treatment could rather be provided as opposed to making such a permanent decision to accommodate the person’s feelings.
Others have also expressed concern over the concept. Marsha West of Berean Research said that with “trans” persons becoming more vocal in today’s society, right and wrong is further becoming muddled.
“What’s really at issue here is that it’s no longer deemed appropriate to view people as having psychological disorders—and the fact of the matter is that trans-people do have a psychological disorder,” she wrote in a blog post earlier this month. “Because the Left is bent on making the most perverted and bizarre human behaviors ‘normal,’ pretty much anything goes in our moral relativistic society.”