Trump Administration May Reverse Obama Rule Forcing Doctors to Offer Transgender Treatments
Doug Mainwaring : Aug 15, 2017
This is a common-sense ruling: The government has no business forcing private doctors to perform procedures that the government itself recognizes can be harmful, particularly to children, and that the government exempts its own doctors from performing..." -Lori Windham, senior counsel at Becket
(Washington, DC)—[LifeSiteNews] The Trump administration is preparing new guidance purported to roll back Obama-era protections for LGBTs and women who have had abortions. (Image: Bruce-Caitlyn Jenner/via YouTube)
While the exact contents of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommendations have not been revealed, red flags are being raised by progressive activists who are opposed to recently retaken ground in religious liberty.
Despite the red flags and uproar, the pro-LGBT publication, The Advocate, says, It's not yet clear if it affects lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, as well as transgender people and women who have terminated pregnancies."
And according to The Hill, Advocacy groups like the ACLU and Lambda Legal acknowledge they haven't seen the proposed rule but say administration officials have made their plans clear."
Religious healthcare providers say the only thing the new directives would do is prevent them from having to act against their conscience and religious beliefs.
Because the content of the directives is unknown, it appears that alarm bells being sounded by LGBT and other progressive activists is a matter of posturing—a means of going on the offensive against potential future gains for religious liberty.
In the waning days of the Obama administration, a rule was issued that prohibits healthcare providers from denying transgender medical treatments and surgeries as well as medical services associated with abortions.
The Franciscan Alliance, a group of Christian healthcare providers, went to court over the Obama-era rule, arguing that...
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