P8_TA(2019)0128 The rights of intersex people (Text adopted)
European Parliament resolution of 14 February 2019 on the rights of intersex people (2018/2878(RSP))
The text of the debate can be found on the website of the European Parliament.
Two MEP’s provided an oral explanation of their vote:
Branislav Škripek (ECR) – Mr President, I have to express my opinion on this and I cannot understand why the regressive Left of this Parliament wants us all to waste our time on resolutions that bring confusion, loss of dignity for individuals and fake rights.
This is a medical issue, it’s not a political question.
Babies born with deformed genitalia must be given the best healthcare and the problem must be resolved. There is no politics in this. A world-renowned geneticist has informed me that only one in 200 000 babies is born with this condition, and there is almost never any uncertainty about the true sex. If there were any, a simple chromosome test makes it crystal clear if it’s a boy or girl. So this is unscientific and manipulative on the part of some politicians and gender ideologists here. They want to confuse European citizens, brainwashing them into believing another human right is being denied. It’s not true.
There is no Treaty competence for this, there is no political need for this and I am saddened that more people didn’t do their own research and vote against this terrible resolution.