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The Obese, Pro-Abortion Transgender Woman in Charge of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health

The Obese, Pro-Abortion Transgender Woman in Charge of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health

The COVID Virus News Introduces Pennsylvanians to the Deviant Freak Show that is Rachel Levine
By Trey 388 comments

Among other disturbing things the COVID pandemic has brought to the average Pennsylvanian is awareness that the state’s Secretary of Health and former Physician General is an off-putting obese transgender widely lauded for being transgender, and very little else. 

Born Richard Levine to a Jewish family in Boston and now referred to as Rachel Levine, Levine was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf and, disappointingly for conservatives, confirmed by the Republican-controlled state senate in 2017. 

Levine seems to have been largely known and praised in political circles for being a transgender, and having politically approved – extremist liberal – opinions on homosexuality, abortion and other sexual deviations. 

Levine was among those who opposed a 2016 bill that would have restricted abortion for women who were five months or more pregnant. The bill was likewise opposed by pro-abortion zealots like Planned Parenthood. 

Levine has likewise made news for being a staunch ally for pro-sodomy organizations and pro-deviant causes.

“I am very proud to have served on the board of Equality PA with Dr. Levine. She is an excellent physician and we look forward to her tenure as the Physician General of Pennsylvania,” said Jessica Rothchild, President of Equality PA, a sodomy advocacy and compliance monitoring agency, at the time of the 2017 confirmation.

Levine’s two-plus year tenure as Secretary of Health has been largely marked by extremist political activities in support of sodomy rights, abortion and homosexual education, rather than anything health related. 

Levine did sign an order allowing police officers to carry and dispense naloxone that helps those suffering opioid overdose, but little other attention has been given to the heavy toll of the opioid epidemic here in the Keystone State. In Pennsylvania, 65% of drug overdose deaths involved opioids in 2018—a total of 2,866 fatalities (and a rate of 23.8).

Before Levine’s decision to become a transgender, the Boston-native was married to a woman and fathered two children, all left behind Levine now.

After moving from Manhattan to central Pennsylvania in 1993, Levine – still identifying as a man – joined the staff at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. During her tenure there, Levine created Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s adolescent medicine division, and eating disorders clinic – the latter of which is even more ironic given Levine’s near morbid obesity. 

Levine is largely preoccupied by her identity as a transgender and what it means for others who deviate from the healthy norm of heterosexuality. 

Speaking to Pennsylvania newspaper The Patriot-News about how “meaningful” her nomination is, Levine, “I think [being trans] has helped me in terms of the LGBT community in terms of understanding what all the issues are. And I think I’ve been able to serve as a mentor and role model to LGBT individuals at the medical center as well as in the community.”

Despite heavy coverage of Levine and her deviant agenda in metropolitan and national gay-advocate media, little about Levine has been covered in regional and local Pennsylvania media – as if the very extremist and deviant aspects of her life and politics that is celebrated among cosmopolitans is best kept hidden from normal Pennsylvanians.

Fawning media profiles in national and homosexual media outlets through 2015 and 2017 focused almost exclusively on Levine being a transsexual in a state-wide office, rather than any actual work in the field of public health policy. 

She made one big splash in 2017 speaking out against President Trump’s ban on transsexuals serving in the military, through it remains a mystery what that has to do with Pennsylvania public health policy. 

Media coverage of Levine dropped off sharply after the novelty of “Look at this stunning and brave transsexual breaking barriers!” coverage wore off, but the COVID crisis has put Levine back in the spotlight. 

One notable Christian magazine called out the insanity of having Levine serve as the head of health policy in Pennsylvania back in 2017, but it went unheeded or unheard.

“Like his anorexic patients, Levine has a disorder caused by feelings that are at odds with his body. But, whereas, Levine treats his patients by encouraging them to accept their bodies and change their feelings, he treats his own disorder by rejecting his body and accepting his feelings (a decision which, no doubt, contributed to his divorce from his wife of 30 years),” wrote Regis Nicoll in Crisis Magazine. “Levine fails to see that if he is right about himself, so is the 90-lb teenager who believes she is fat, as well as the man who believes he’s a dog. This is the person who is setting health policy for the state of Pennsylvania.”