Under the Obama administration, a regulation was put in place that forced all doctors and hospitals to perform sex-change surgeries. The Trump administration is planning to eliminate the aforementioned that violates the religious convictions of some Doctors and Hospitals.
The New York Times reported recently that the United States Department of Health and Human Services submitted a proposal to the White House that would eliminate a 2016 ruling that barred health care providers and employers from choosing not to support transgender patients seeking to transition genders.
The 2016 ruling led to a lawsuit that was filed by the Christian Medical and Dental Associations; Franciscan Alliance and Specialty Physicians of Illinois and some states that include Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
“Under the new regulation, a doctor must perform these procedures even when they are contrary to the doctor’s medical judgment and could result in significant, long-term medical harm,” the lawsuit stated. “Thus, the regulation represents a radical invasion of the federal bureaucracy into a doctor’s medical judgment.”
The potential removal of the 2016 regulation comes after a Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Nationwide injunction against the Obama-era mandate.
“The Department of Health and Human Services has submitted a draft of a proposed rule,” the Justice Department was quoted as telling the judge last week.
The overruling of the mandate would grant Doctors, Hospitals, and Insurance Companies the power of choice, choosing whether or not to perform or support sex-change surgeries.