• Biden transgender health mandate blocked by federal court

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Tue May 17 11:38:24 2022
    By Tyler O'Neil
    Published May 17, 2022

    A federal district court Monday temporarily blocked the enforcement of
    two Biden administration mandates forcing both nonprofit and for-profit religious employers and health care providers to pay for and perform transgender medical procedures and counseling even if these measures
    violate the employers' or providers' religious beliefs.

    District Judge Daniel M. Traynor of the U.S. District Court of North
    Dakota ruled that the Christian Employers Alliance "has shown a
    likelihood of success on the merits" in its case.

    "No government agency ought to be in the business of evaluating the
    sincerity of another’s religious beliefs," Traynor wrote.


    "HHS Guidance encourages a parent to file a complaint if a medical
    provider refuses to gender transition their child, of any age,
    including an infant," the judge noted. "The thought that a newborn
    child could be surgically altered to change gender is the result of the
    Biden HHS Notification and HHS Guidance that brands a medical
    professional’s refusal to do so as discrimination. Indeed, the HHS
    Guidance specifically invites the public to file complaints for acting
    in a manner the Alliance says is consistent with their sincerely held
    religious beliefs."

    "Beyond the religious implications, the Biden HHS Notification and
    resulting HHS Guidance frustrate the proper care of gender dysphoria,
    where even among adults who experience the condition, a diagnosis
    occurs following the considered involvement of medical professionals,"
    the judge added. "By branding the consideration as ‘discrimination,’
    the HHS prohibits the medical profession from evaluating what is best
    for the patient in what is certainly a complex mental health question."


    I don't see how anyone could disagree with that judge's opinion.

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