ACLU Upset Rapist Did Not Receive ‘Gender Affirming’ Care Before Execution

Ken Meekins | June 19, 2023
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is showing sympathy for a convicted rapist and murderer over the fact he could not get “gender affirming” care before he was executed. 

Yes, you read the above correctly.

On June 16 the ACLU sent out a sympathetic tweet for Duane Owen, saying that the state failed to provide him with “gender affirming” care causing him “enormous suffering” and “violated her right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment for the more than 30 years she was in state custody.” 


According to the Daily Caller, Owen was on death row for over 30 years after he was convicted in 1984 for murdering and then raping the corpses of a 14 year old girl and his own 38 year old mother. 

The ACLU then continued their Twitter thread by saying that it's time to end the “racist, unfair and cruel death penalty” because apparently a sick person like this guy doesn’t deserve cruel punishment for the brutal murder and rape of two women, one of which was a minor. 

It gets even worse. 

His lawyers attempted to spare him from the death penalty by pleading insanity and claiming he had gender dysphoria according to CBS News. However, the state psychiatrists said that he was faking. 

Twitter users expressed their disgust towards the ACLU tweet. 

Related: AP: Gender Is a ‘Social Construct’ – But, Don’t Call It an ‘Ideology’

Reduxx writer Shay Woulahan tweeted in response, “Funny how his gender dysphoria didn’t stop him from violently raping a woman and a girl. You’re sick,” 


Social issues commentator Audra Facinelli tweeted, “It’s amazing to me how many rapists who abuse women suddenly “discover they are a woman” I'm sure it has nothing to do with how they are treated by their fellow prisoners who have daughters/wives/mothers/sisters,”

Owen was executed last Thursday via lethal injection.

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