WaPo accuses Libs of TikTok of exposing hospital providing ‘misinformation’ about infant hysterectomies

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The Washington Post claimed that the Libs of TikTok Twitter account posted “misinformation” that “incorrectly suggested” that Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC had performed hysterectomies in a Friday report, although the hospital previously claimed otherwise on its website.

Writer Peter Jamison has reported that Children’s National Hospital has come under scrutiny and threats after Libs of TikTok went public with allegations that the hospital performed “gender-affirming” surgeries. ” on minors based on records with employees.

“Children’s National Hospital was inundated with threatening emails and phone calls after an influential right-wing Twitter account posted a recording that falsely suggested the hospital was performing hysterectomies on transgender children, a door said. – hospital word. The torrent of harassment was accompanied by social media posts suggesting that Children’s be bombed and its doctors placed in a shredder,” Jamison wrote.

He noted that “Children’s did not dispute the authenticity of the recording”, instead they claim that “employees provided inaccurate information”.

An August 18 archived webpage on the Children’s National Hospital website lists “gender-affirming medical care and gender-affirming hysterectomy” among services offered to “patients aged 0-21” in the part of the hospital’s gynecology program.
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An archived screenshot from the August 18 website shows that the hospital’s gynecology program originally mentioned “gender-affirming medical care and gender-affirming hysterectomy” for patients aged 0-21. years as one of his services. After Libs of TikTok’s report on Thursday, the services offered have been changed.

Jamison reported: “National Children’s Officials admit that some information released by the hospital has increased public confusion. Prior to Thursday, the hospital’s website incorrectly stated that gender-affirming hysterectomy was available for patients “aged 0 to 21, an error that has been corrected,” according to a hospital spokeswoman.

“Such statements have not dispelled the furor sparked by Raichik’s post Thursday,” Jamison wrote, without appearing to independently confirm the spokesperson’s claims. He also lambasted media sites which he said “published stories based on misinformation provided in phone conversations” from Libs of TikTok.

Audio provided by the Libs of TikTok founder featured two hospital workers being asked via phone conversation if a 16-year-old could receive a “gender-affirming hysterectomy.” Both said yes and one worker replied that she had “seen children younger” than 16 having hysterectomies.

The Libs of TikTok Twitter account was locked on Sunday without a clear explanation.

The Libs of TikTok Twitter account was locked on Sunday without a clear explanation.
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A hospital spokesperson told Fox News Digital last week that the phone conversation “reflects a call with hospital operators, not anyone providing care to our patients” and that the hospital does not provided no gender surgery for children under 18.

“Children’s National Hospital is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all and to serving our LGBTQ+ patients and families in all of their care,” the spokesperson said. “We do not provide gender-affirming surgery to anyone under the age of 18. We do not provide hormone therapy to children before the onset of puberty. Care is individualized for each patient and always involves families taking decisions in coordination with a team of highly trained pediatric specialists.”

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Libs of TikTok referenced the Washington Post article shortly after it was published on Friday, lambasting the claim that the allegations were “falsely suggested”.

“’Falsely suggested?’ THEY ADMITTED IT SEVERAL TIMES IN A RECORD. WaPo thinks we’re stupid,” the account tweeted.

In another thread, TikTok’s Lib slammed Jamison for appearing to ignore him by agreeing to an interview before posting the article without his comments.

“Unreal. WaPo’s @PeteJamison asked for a comment and I responded 12 minutes later accepting an interview. He then posted it hours later without responding to me before posting! Now he says he can update the story with my comments. That’s not how it works!”

The account added, “What an absolute hack @PeteJamison is. He even included in the story that I said I would do an interview, but now he’s telling me he didn’t see my post! You don’t can’t make that up!”

The article was later updated to say The Post “missed that response and ran the story before an interview could be arranged”.

Jamison did not respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment in time for publication.

At the bottom of Jamison’s article, it was also noted that Taylor Lorenz contributed to the report. Lorenz previously doxxed the creator behind Libs of TikTok in April, posting her name, profession and the region where she lives. This report came just days after Lorenz spoke out against online harassment of women.

TikTok's Libs shared a photo showing Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz allegedly on the doorstep of one of his relatives.  (Libs from TikTok/Twitter)

TikTok’s Libs shared a photo showing Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz allegedly on the doorstep of one of his relatives. (Libs from TikTok/Twitter)
(Libs from TikTok/Twitter)

On Sunday, Libs of TikTok was locked to Twitter again, preventing its owner from tweeting or logging into the account. According to an email allegedly sent to the account owner, Libs of TikTok violated Twitter’s rules against “hateful conduct”, although it was not specified which post was deemed offensive.

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The account was previously suspended in June after Libs of TikTok posted a lengthy warning thread about adults promoting children participating in or watching drag shows. Facebook also permanently suspended the account on August 18 without citing any specific reason.

Fox News’ Adam Sabes contributed to this report.

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