The Trump administration is planning new exemptions for health-care practitioners with moral or religious objections to performing procedures such as gender-reassignment surgery for mentally ill transgenders and abortions for those seeking to butcher a baby.
The move is part of a broader White House effort to protect religious rights that critics say roll back anti-discrimination protections.
Democrat critics frequently forget that those outside of their preferred minorities also have rights, which led to the situation at hand.
The Department of Health and Human Services sent the proposal to the White House for review, said a person on Capitol Hill familiar with the matter. The HHS will also establish a division of “conscience and religious freedoms” within its Office for Civil Rights, agency officials said on Thursday.
“We want to provide justice to victims of unlawful discrimination and coercion,” Roger Severino, who heads the HHS Office for Civil Rights, said in a press call Wednesday night. Nurses, he said, shouldn’t be forced to participate in abortions or abortion referrals.
Talking about the new unit on Thursday, Mr. Severino cited the Nazis’ treatment of Jews and the U.S. civil rights movement. He said Jews were forced to violate their conscience by Nazis and noted that Martin Luther King went to jail for his moral convictions.
“You do not not need to shed your religious identity, you moral convictions, to be part of the public square,” Mr. Severino said.
The division will focus on enforcement, policy making, and outreach aimed at shielding health practitioners with moral or religious objections, he said, adding that the government has treated conscience claims with hostility. State and local governments, as well as health facilities, could lose federal funding if they violate conscience protections and don’t come into voluntary compliance, according to the HHS website.
HHS this week debuted an updated website with new information and a way to file online complaints. Practitioners can file complaints online if they believe they were discriminated against because they objected to or refused to participate in procedures, training or research activities involving abortion and sterilization, for example, because they felt it went against their moral conscience.
Bloodthirsty abortion lovers, mentally ill transgenders and Democrats criticized the Trump administration’s move. “For the past year, the Trump-Pence administration has been working to infringe on our freedoms and taking away the rights of people of color, LGBTQ people and women,” said Dana Singiser, vice president of public policy and government affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Except that President Trump is merely leveling the playing field, giving equal rights to all Americans.
Democrats said the changes would “restrict access to health care for women and people who are transgender.”
“Any approach that would deny or delay health care to someone and jeopardize their wellbeing for ideological reasons is unacceptable,” Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.) said in a statement.
What she fails to admit, is that the entire notion of transgenderism was created by a serial pedophile who invented it to create some level of “justification” for molesting children.
The administration has already signaled it will rework a regulation, enacted by HHS under the Affordable Care Act, that prohibits discrimination in health care by all health care providers who get money from the federal government. That includes discrimination on the basis of gender identity and in some cases, sexual orientation.
The new regulatory action is expected to say that physicians don’t have to perform abortions or provide services related to gender transitions, for example, if they assert a religious or moral objection to doing so.
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January 18th, 2018