Dear Ms. Washington:
As a Michigan taxpayer, I’m outraged at the abuse of taxpayer funds to implement your new transgender policy for the Michigan Department of Corrections – a policy which would fund sex change surgeries, hormone therapy, and offer private facilities for transgender prison inmates. When many citizens cannot afford healthcare, let alone elective surgeries, your policy is not only a fiscal abuse of taxpayers, but a betrayal of our values as well.
Those confused about their gender are not helped with hormones and surgery. In fact studies show that suicide rates are 19 times higher among those who have undergone sex reassignment surgery. This policy will not help those who are in prison paying for their crimes – it will only victimize taxpayers once again. I urge you to rescind this radical social-engineering policy that betrays the fiscal and moral values of millions of taxpayers like me.