The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is demanding that a transgender inmate who murdered his baby be granted gender transition surgery. They are also demanding that American taxpayers foot the bill for this surgery.
Jonathan Richardson, who now goes by Autumn Cordellioné, is behind bars for murdering an 11-month-old baby.
The ACLU’s Indiana branch filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of Richardson. The lawsuit gives almost no biographical information about Richardson, aside from that he is an “adult transgender female prisoner confined in a male institution within the Indiana Department of Correction.”
The 41-year-old Richardson was convicted of killing his 11-month-old stepdaughter in Evansville, Indiana, in 2001, according to Indiana Department of Correction records.
The baby’s autopsy showed she had been manually strangled to death, and he told detectives that he also shook the child “in a rough manner,” the appeal documents said.
At one point while he was incarcerated, Richardson told corrections officers, “Well all I know is I killed the little f***ing bitch.”
The ACLU’s lawsuit seeks to block an Indiana law that bars the corrections department from using taxpayer money for “sexual reassignment surgery” for prisoners.
The office of Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is fighting the lawsuit, in a statement Monday they said that the state’s taxpayers do not want their money going toward gender surgeries for prisoners.
“The approximate cost of these surgeries ranges from $10,000 to $150,000,” Rokita’s office said. “This is not necessary medical treatment – it is an atrocity. This should be common sense, which is something the ACLU continuously ignores. We will not back down and will continue to back the rule of law.”
The ACLU wrote that Richardson is a “woman trapped in a man’s body” and has identified as female since he was six years old, the complaint claims. He has been able to obtain “panties, make up, and form fitting clothing” in prison, but his genitals still cause him distress, and he has attempted suicide because of his gender dysphoria, the complaint says.
“She has soiled herself rather than use the toilet because of the stress of seeing her genitals,” the complaint states.
"Jonathan Richardson was found guilty of first-degree murder, felony child abuse, kidnapping, and sexual offense with a child in the death of the 4-year-old."
Now he wants to change sex. And ACLU is trying to help him use taxpayers to fund nonsense. https://t.co/d6vGTOcm8k
— Merry_Li (@big10momma) August 30, 2023