Biden strips doctors’ conscience-rights protection on abortion, sex-changes
May 10, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: The Biden Administration has reversed a Trump policy that protected health-care workers from being forced to participate in abortions or sex-change procedures. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on May 10 that in the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), a ban on discrimination “on the basis of sex” would be interpreted as including “pregnancy termination.” The new rule also stipulates that health-care personnel cannot discriminate on the basis of “sexual orientation or gender identity.” Dr. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health, who is himself transgender, said: “No one should be discriminated against when seeking medical services because of who they are.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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