Convicted Killer Serving Life Sentence In CA Gets State-Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery
This makes me really mad. There are veterans desperate for help. Hard working tax paying citizens who need life-saving surgery and can’t afford the humongous Obamacare premiums. This for a convicted kidnapper & murderer. Prison should be a punishment not where you go to get a free expensive elective surgery. This is insanity on steroids.
A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner’s attorneys confirmed Friday.
California prison officials agreed in August 2015 to pay for the surgery for Shiloh Heavenly Quine, who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery for ransom and has no possibility of parole.
“For too long, institutions have ignored doctors and casually dismissed medically necessary and life-saving care for transgender people just because of who we are,” said Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, which represents Quine and other transgender inmates.
Hayashi said the surgery fulfills a landmark legal settlement and is a victory for “all transgender people who have ever been denied the medical care we need.” More