Religious Hospitals Relieved From Performing Transgender Surgeries: U.S. Court

  • “The federal government has no business forcing doctors to violate their consciences or perform controversial procedures that could permanently harm their patients,” Goodrich said in a statement.
  • The court’s decision stems from an Obama-era Health and Human Services Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1557 and Title VII, and how applying it conflicts with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
  • Under the Obama administration official’s interpretation, doctors nationwide would be forced to medically provide transgender surgeries despite their medical opinion or conscience objections.
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