Judge Rules Federally Funded Docs and Nurses Must Submit to Government’s Will
Article from Town Hall by Timothy Meads.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald J. Trump’s Health and Human Services “conscience rule” that allows doctors, nurses, physicians assistant and more health care providers to refuse participation in abortion based on moral and religious grounds was unconstitutional. New York attorney General Letitia James led the lawsuit on behalf of 19 states and the District of Columbia, which argued that the policy allows Americans to “openly discriminate and refuse to provide necessary health care to patients based on providers’ ‘religious beliefs or moral objections.'”
As explained by the Washington Post, “The rule, proposed by Trump’s Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights more than a year ago, would have protected ‘conscience rights’ of health care providers by boosting enforcement of at least two dozen laws that allow doctors, nurses, technicians and other providers to opt out of procedures such as abortions or gender-change procedures they object to on personal or religious grounds.”
“The refusal of care rule was an unlawful attempt,” she continued. “We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to protect access to health care and protect the rights of all individuals.”
U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer agreed with James’ argument and ruled that the HHS policy, which would have stripped organizations’ federal funding if they refused to comply with the “conscience rule,” was too coercive.
Read the entire article at Town Hall.
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This is Totally unadulterated BS
When will “Christians” heed and comply with Jesus’ edicts regarding Human Life? HOW can a “Christian” support and approve the MURDER of an Innocent Human Being — a Baby. The argument and opinion that an unborn baby is not a human being is inane. What ELSE can he or she BE? When all else is impossible, what remains is the correct answer (Occam’s Razor). It’s LOGICAL that this is a Human Being, even though unborn. Come on, Christians: Stop shouting the obviously ridiculous! You are forcing a Physician to go against the first and most important tenet of the Medical Profession: “First, do NO HARM!” You are committing genocide!
Christians don’t…….. the power control freaks do. They’re called Democrats.
Sounds like affirmative action at work..they told us we would be sorry
Judges my foot, Dirty low down immoral trash bags is what they are!
SOUNDS LIKE THE JUDGE WANTS TO MAKE MURDERERS OUT OF ALL DOCTORS AND NURSES,BY MAKING THEM OBEY HITLER’S LAWS. THAT JUGHEAD JUDGE SHOULD BE THROWN OFF THE BENCH INTO A SHREDDER!
Your no judge! You’re fired! Get on your knees and ask for forgiveness.
No one has a right to another’s labors.
I DEMAND that all Halal restaurants serve me a bacon cheeseburger with pork chops & whiskey on the side.
“Too coercive” to let someone opt out of performing immoral surgery based on conscience or religious conviction? But of course it isn’t coercive to force medical professionals to do what they know is wrong? Someone needs to get his head screwed on straight.
This insane “judge” must be removed from the bench.
We cannot allow this absurdity.
Submit,? Isn’t that Arabic for Islam?
If these were life threatening situations, the judge would have a point. As these are elective proceedures this is clearly pushing an agenda based on the judge’s point of view.
Another judge that needs his ticket pulled.
Discrimination is what made this country great. Thank God it’s still alive and well
More Obozo garbage in our court system.