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Biden Administration to Require Hospitals to Perform Sex-Change Surgeries

President Joe Biden’s administration filed an appeal this week that keeps a mandate in place that requires religious doctors and hospitals to provide sex-change surgeries.

The “transgender mandate,” first issued under The Obama administration in 2016, used a nondiscrimination provision in the Affordable Care Act to require doctors and hospitals to give sex-change surgeries to any and all patients, including children, as long as a mental health professional recommended the procedure.

The mandate also required almost all private insurance companies to provide coverage for the procedures, and did not allow for religious exemptions.

The mandate has since faced resistance from health professionals and has also been caught up in the legal system. In January, a North Dakota judge sided with a group of Catholic hospitals and ruled that the mandate “violates their sincerely held religious beliefs without satisfying strict scrutiny under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

But this week, the Biden administration appealed that ruling, according to Luke Goodrich, the vice president and senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the firm representing the Catholic hospitals.

Goodrich explained the decision on Twitter:

The plaintiffs are religious doctors, hospitals, and clinics who joyfully serve ALL patients regardless of sex or gender identity. They routinely provide top-notch care to transgender patients for everything from cancer to the common cold.

They also provide millions of dollars in free and low-cost care to the elderly, poor, and underserved–care that is jeopardized by the government’s attempt to punish them with multi-million dollar penalties.

The Transgender Mandate not only threatens religious doctors and hospitals. It also threatens patients, as there is ample evidence that certain gender transition procedures can be deeply harmful.

Multiple federal courts have reached the same conclusion: “There is no medical consensus that sex reassignment surgery is a necessary or even effective treatment for gender dysphoria.” Gibson v. Collier, 920 F.3d 212, 223 (5th Cir. 2019).

The government’s own doctors during the Obama Admin agreed: “Based on a thorough review of the clinical evidence . . . there is not enough evidence to determine whether gender reassignment surgery improves health outcomes for [patients] with gender dysphoria.

And just weeks ago, a study commissioned by NHS England found “very low” evidence for the effectiveness of “puberty blockers” and cross-sex hormones.

The Biden Admin shouldn’t have appealed. But we look forward to another ruling that protects patients, aligns with current medical research, and ensures doctors aren’t forced to violate their religious beliefs and professional medical judgment.

Since taking office earlier this year, Biden has made promoting pro-transgender policies a central theme of his presidency. He once called transgender discrimination “the civil rights issue of our time.”

In January, Biden made history by appointing a transgender nominee, Rachel Levine, to serve as his assistant secretary of health.

Biden also signed an executive order that demands schools to allow transgender athletes to compete in women’s sports. The White House later defended the order, arguing that Biden’s belief is that “trans rights are human rights.”

10 thoughts on “Biden Administration to Require Hospitals to Perform Sex-Change Surgeries

  1. Ole Joe is digging a grave heading straight to hell. Christian hospitals, just say no. Tell the fools you haven’t anyone available who is qualified, then send them packing.

  2. Just like in Sodom and Gomorrah, sin demands group participation. The Democrat party is the party of lawlessness using the law to force Christians to disobey all things held sacred. No more will there be freedom for the children of salvation, the devil rules here. I hate it for those who force Gods people to sin. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God!

  3. What kind of horse chit is this; It’s time for the people of this beautiful country to rid itself of this despicable administration once and for all!

  4. What is going on? America is becoming more and more like a Dictatorship THAN a Republic! I don’t think the government has any right to tell doctors what they can or CANNOT DO WHEN IT COMES TO THE DOCTOR’s RELIGION PRACTICES!

  5. Who is paying for this? If an adult wants to change their gender and they will pay for it, I say go for it but a lot of the time, the problem is in their mind not
    their body. I would definitely be against a child since puberty and hormones may play a part in a child being unsure about their body so I would be definitely
    against any surgery for children.

  6. Just something else to debate! Hopefully; someday…all the research: good and bad … might someday shed positive, proactive evidence that TRUE Transgenderism does exist and might only be discovered via good ol’DNA. So much has been learned regarding DNA in many areas of human existence that (quite possibly) there might be a true, constructive reasoning behind this extremely controversial dilemma that affects so many different lives in so many different ways.

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