As we’ve often stated, immigration is the apex political issue on Spanish-language news media. But, as this CNN En Español report on Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of the Ohio grooming ban shows, Spanish-language media often falls in line with the rest of the left’s policy pu-pu platter.
Watch as Ione Molinares, sitting in for anchor Juan Carlos López on Directo USA, closes out her report by pitching viewers on the inevitability of “gender-affirming medical care” for minors in Ohio:
IONE MOLINARES: Even so, the governor of Ohio did indicate that he will listen to the concerns of those who supported the bill he vetoed and will create some administrative rules with the idea of addressing issues such as the minimum age for surgeries, agency reports about those who are receiving these treatments, etc. But for now, that law is not happening in Ohio.
Molinares seeks to impress several things upon her viewers. First, there is the appeal to authority for those conservative Hispanics who are opposed or unsure as to whether it is appropriate to prescribe puberty blockers and genital mutilation to children, or to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports. Viewers were made well aware that Mike DeWine is a Republican who, unlike the meanies in those other states, greenlit these irreversible procedures for gender-confused minors, and allowed adolescent boys to wrestle against your daughter. DeWine is, therefore and unlike most Republicans, depicted virtuously.
Second, Molinares depicts the appearance of finality. “For now, that law is not happening in Ohio”, she says. Except that it may happen. As CBS’s Columbus affiliate reports, lawmakers are considering an override of DeWine’s veto. Unsurprisingly, this fact did not make it into the report. Neither did the fact that that the GOP has a supermajority in the Ohio legislature, which increases the likelihood of an override.
Neither were viewers shown anything resembling opposition to this law- whether from Ohio lawmakers, concerned parents, or testimonials from those who underwent these procedures as minors and now regret having done so. There was only cheerleading.
Immigration is the apex issue for Spanish-language media but, as this report shows, the irreversible hormonization and mutilation of gender-confused children is right up there.
Click “expand” to view the full transcript of the aforementioned report as aired on CNN En Español’s Directo USA on Friday, December 29th, 2023:
GOV. MIKE DEWINE (R-OH): Were I to sign House Bill 68, or were House Bill 68 to become law, Ohio would be saying that the state, that the government knows better what is medically best for a child than the two people who love that child the most: their parents.
These are gut-wrenching decisions that should be made by parents and should be informed by teams of doctors who are advising them. These are parents who have watched their child suffer, sometimes for years, and who have real concerns that their child may not survive to reach adulthood.
IONE MOLINARES: This is how the governor of Ohio, a Republican, explained his decision to veto legislation that would have prohibited gender reassignment treatment for minors. That includes treatment with hormone blockers, hormone replacement therapy, surgeries, and other mental services. Additionally, within that legislation, transgender athletes were prohibited from participating in women's sports.
Mike DeWine, who you see on screen, is a Republican governor. His decision to veto the project thus separates him from other states where there are Republican governors who have already approved laws against treatment for young people. At least 20 states already have these types of laws, according to the Human Rights Campaign, and this organization also reports that approximately 30% of the country's transgender youth, who are between 13 and 17 years old, live in those states that have already crafted these very strong laws, and they have obviously been restricted from the possibility of submitting to those treatments.
Even so, the governor of Ohio did indicate that he will listen to the concerns of those who supported the bill he vetoed and will create some administrative rules with the idea of addressing issues such as the minimum age for surgeries, agency reports about those who are receiving these treatments, etc. But for now, that law is not happening in Ohio.