On Tuesday, the father of a biological girl who believed she is a boy turned himself into a Canadian court and was subsequently taken to jail after the Attorney General of British Columbia issued an arrest warrant for contempt after the father had insisted on following the science and refer to his daughter as his “daughter” and used the pronouns “she” and “her.”
According to the Federalist. Robert Hoogland, from Surrey, British Columbia, has a 14-year-old daughter. In February 2019, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada had ordered that the girl receive testosterone injections without obtaining parental consent. “The court also declared that if either of her parents referred to her using female pronouns or addressed her by her birth name, they would be considered guilty of family violence.”
When the girl was in the seventh grade, the school urged the girl to see psychologist Dr. Wallace Wong, who recommended that the girl should being taking cross-sex hormones at 13. Hoogland recently cited the girl’s history with mental illness and refused to give permission. But doctors at BC Children’s Hospital felt different.
Hoogland objected to the idea of his daughter going through gender mutilation treatment and responded by seeking an injunction to stop the treatment, but Justice Gregory Bowden ruled in February 2019 that the girl was “exclusively entitled to consent to medical treatment for gender dysphoria,” adding, “Attempting to persuade (the girl) to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing (the girl) by his birth name; referring to (the girl) as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 to the Family Law Act.”
Hoogland reacted, “The government has taken over my parental rights. They’re using (the girl) like she’s a guinea pig in an experiment… Is BC Children’s Hospital going to be there in 5 years when she rejects [her male identity]? No they’re not. They don’t care. They want numbers.”
In January 2020, Hoogland lost his legal appeal to halt the process his daughter was undergoing; the BC Court of Appeal ruled Hoogland’s comments did not constitute family violence, but “in general,” Hoogland must “acknowledge and refer to (the girl) as male,” and barred him from speaking to the media.
According to the Post Millennial, On March 4, 2021, Justice Michael Tammen of the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a warrant for Hoogland’s arrest on the charge of contempt. Before turning himself in, Hoogland told the Post Millennial: “Perhaps saving children is a dream… but I don’t think so! As I was driving I saw children walking their dogs, I saw children playing together, and I saw a generation that needs their parents more than ever! I visited all my family homes… places where I grew up as a child. I remember how much I loved my own parents and how much I needed their protection.”