What’s Current: Vancouver Police issue three-week-late public warning regarding Larry Takahashi

Larry Takahashi, then and now -- image from dyingwords.net
Larry Takahashi, then and now — image from dyingwords.net

Vancouver Police have finally issued a public warning surrounding the parole release of “Canada’s most notorious serial rapist” Larry Takahashi. Unfortunately the notification came three weeks late, as media broke news of his release on July 26. The parole board deemed that Takahashi is a moderate-to-high risk for reoffending and after public outcry, police now note that “compelling circumstances exist” to alert the public. Thanks tips.

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Scientific American reports on the unchartered territory of uterus implants for transgender women.

“To date there are no hard answers about whether such a fantastical-sounding procedure could enable a transwoman to carry a child. The operation has not been explored in animal trials, let alone in humans. Yet with six planned uterine transplant clinical trials among natal female patients across the U.S. and Europe reproductive researchers are hoping to become more comfortable with the surgery in the coming years.”


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  • Wire Bead

    And where will these males who identify as “transwomen” obtain their uterii implants if the procedure becomes feasible in the future?

    Scientific American gushes : “Amid these complex discussions there is one bright spot, the relative ease of finding the organs. Already one group has proved rich in willing donors: people who are transitioning from female to male and have also decided to have their uteruses removed.”

    • Zuzanna Smith

      Another reason to bully and shame lesbians into transitioning, truly it is only men who benefit from trannyhood, this is sick.

      • Gowan

        Perhaps that was the longterm plan from the beginning?

        Are there two schools regarding the origin of patriarchy? Like, creationists vs evolutionists?

        Because this thing looks like they planned it. Even though they probably didn’t. Probably.

    • Hannah

      Not sure about anyone else but this makes me want to not be an organ donor. Also not sure if you can choose which organs you would donate or not in Canada, since the uterus is not an organ essential for life…but if we could choose not to donate that I would reconsider. I doubt it would ever work putting them in men anyway. The bone structure would never allow them to carry and give birth not to mention all the other complicated things Mother Nature can only create like how it attaches to our bones. Also, what a waste of money and doctors time, which could be used to actually save lives.

      • cday881@gmail.com

        I suspect that the deliveries would be c-section. Note: I am not a physician.

  • Mitochondrial Eve

    Why are violent serial rapists paroled? Our criminal ‘justice’ system is willing to put ALL female persons at risk AND revictimize his many victims…all for the freedom of one man?

  • Tobysgirl

    Young women who want to think they are male and who are taking testosterone have to have their uteruses removed due to the cross-sex hormones they are taking and what they do to their internal organs (not good). Their uteruses would not be suitable for transplanting into anybody.
    So-called medical science is not into research that would benefit actual people; they pursue avenues that generate publicity and dollars. Also this trans nonsense is big bucks for Big Pharma, and what is more delightful than the lifelong medicalization of someone who was relatively healthy to start with?