Trump To Protect US Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion
Jan 21, 2018, 01:23
"He said, 'We're a nation of tolerance and that we will not allow people of faith to be bullied or targeted anymore, '" Severino said.
Additionally, [O'Connor] has ordered that the Department of Health and Human Services can not interpret prohibitions on sex discrimination in health care programs to cover gender identity, and the Department is abiding by that order as required.
HHS Acting Secretary Eric Hargan said during a media briefing that the new initiative simply follows an executive orderissued a year ago by President Trump, who said that people of faith would no longer be bullied or silenced. "That promise is being kept today", stated Hargan in a statement released Thursday. Cenzon-DeCarlo filed an OCR complaint that was not addressed until 2013. James Lankford, R-Okla. If a gay or transgender person came to the hospital with, say, pneumonia, I would expect healthcare workers - even those with traditional religious beliefs - to treat that person just as they would any other patient with pneumonia.
But Severino said the new division would ensure Americans aren't afraid to live out their faith in the public square.
"The new division will make sure we don't repeat the mistakes of past, that we will focus on enforcement, outreach and policymaking", OCR director Roger Severino said at a Thursday press conference.
"No one's medical choices should be limited by somebody else's religious beliefs".
Hartzler recalled the case of Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY who sued after being forced to help perform a second-term abortion in 2009, as The Washington Post reported.
How or if the new division affects healthcare providers and hospital operations is not yet known.
But the division also brought some controversy, provoking a small protest outside HHSoffices by liberal feminist groups. As Acting Secretary Hargan made clear, it also applies to medical students who have such objections.
The Office of Civil Rights has received a growing number of complaints involving religious and conscience rights since November 2016. In such situations, patients could suffer, and health care workers could violate professional or ethical obligations.
The Trump administration posits the move will allow for greater religious freedom but some providers are skeptical and anxious the move will block care services to certain populations. "This grossly misnamed division represents the opposite". "Concerned Women for America members and particularly those who serve as medical professionals strongly support the rights of conscience".
But groups like Planned Parenthood slammed the move, saying the new division could lead to women, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized groups being denied necessary treatment. Rather than respect the diversity of opinions on sensitive and controversial health care issues, the proposed regulations endorse and enforce one side of the debate and trample on the freedom of conscience of many in the medical community. Harper Jean Tobin of the National Center for Transgender Equality said:This is the use of religion to hurt people because you disapprove of who they are.
"As a physician, my most important concern is that people can get the timely, high-quality healthcare they need without stigma or obstacles", said Lealah Pollock, MD, a family physician and fellow at the organization. As Politico notes, this included refusing to provide birth control, refusing treatment for HIV and AIDS, denying fertility treatment to lesbian couples, or not providing ambulance transportation for someone planning to seek an abortion.
Once again, the Trump-Pence administration has shown they will do everything in their power to undermine the health and survival of transgender people.
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