More than bathrooms: Half a million pledge to boycott Target

Will “we allow people to say that they’re 65 when they’re 45 and get Medicare,” Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News


4/28/16 – (Fox News) Target has found itself the subject of increasing uproar after announcing a bathroom policy that would allow transgender employees and customers to use the bathroom that they say corresponds with their gender identity.

The controversial decision has led to about half a million people now signing a pledge to stop shopping at Target, Fox and Friends reported.

It comes just after North Carolina passed a law requiring people to use bathrooms in public facilities that correspond with their gender at birth.

Fox News’ medical A-Team expert Dr. Keith Ablow joined Steve and Ainsley this morning to explain why customers are now rising up.

“It represents more than bathrooms,” he said.

“We’re not just talking about who’s gonna use which restroom. We’re talking about whether closely held opinion of an individual will be allowed to overcome scientific data and history.”

The emerging conversation hints at wide-ranging policy implications going forward, said Dr. Ablow.

“If we allow people culturally to dictate terms in our culture, then we also by extension may be in a position where we allow people to say that they’re 65 when they’re 45 and get Medicare. Allow people to get tattooed head to foot and say, ‘I’m a black person.’”



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