Struggling to keep the story straight at ECU
East Carolina University, UNC, and Duke have all been at the center of a controversy about the provision of sex change services to minors. East Carolina has been the most vocal of the three in responding to the negative publicity. Unfortunately, they appear to be having trouble — as we say in politics — “staying ON message.”
Initially, we heard from Michael Waldrum, dean of ECU’s medical school, who denied the existence of ANY “gender-affirming” (aka sex change) procedures — surgical or otherwise — on minors at ECU.
Here’s video of a speech by a “gender-affirming” ECU doc boasting — in front of no less than ECU’s chancellor — about providing “gender-affirming” care to pediatric patients and training other providers outside ECU to do so.
Here’s a tweet from ECU’s on-campus LGBTQ Center:
So, Dr. Dendy is a pediatric specialist who DOES see child patients.
And last, but not least, is Henry Hinton — prominent Greenville area businessman / radio station owner, big ECU booster, and provider of ECU athletics radio play-by-play broadcasts:
3 thoughts on “Struggling to keep the story straight at ECU”
Why can’t we just get a straight answer from UNC President Peter Hans and the GOP-appointed Board of Trustees at ECU? Why are they so close=mouthed on such an important issue?
First and foremost it is $$$$$$$$$$$ for the university, for the hospital, for the med school for the participating doctors.
Secondly it is supposedly prestigious for the ECU school of Medicine to be linked in any way with the two well established Med Schools in the Triangle. In my opinion, ECU has always suffered with a misguided sense of inferiority with Duke and UNC. Our med school was established to provide physicians who were focused on meeting the medical needs of Eastern North Carolinians. To date, they have done a good job. Unfortunately, educating family practice doctors does not necessarily produce wealthy alumni. Little by little over the years there have been new programs introduced. The practice of “Big Medicine”” has become the focus. The “Big Medicine” allows only a specified number of minutes that can be used by the physician to see a patient. Often only one issue can be addressed due to time constraints imposed usually by Medicare. Often today, patients are referred to specialists because the primary care doctors don’t have time to address the issues. “Big Medicine” in simple terms is more dollars for less care. If the situation involving the LBTQ+ group(s) is not resolved, and they get their dream of totally changing the lives of young children and babies, there could be a backlash . John Q Public can withhold their endorsement of the med school and the “pride of ECU “ can fail just because a radical group of folks have decided to endorse a situation unthinkable to most of the population of Eastern NC.
Thanks for the explanation. In other words, the GOP has sold us out. Peter Hans, the Board of Governors, and the ECU trustees —all of whom are Republicans—are behind all of this medical nonsense. And the GOP legislature is no better, all talk and no action. Such worthless hypocrites.
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