Tony Perkins Celebrates Trump Admin Plan To Allow Healthcare Providers To Refuse Transgender Patients

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

Earlier today, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule that would revise 2016 provisions of Obamacare Section 1557 rule that had redefined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include gender identity and termination of pregnancy. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

“We applaud the Department of Health and Human Services for correcting an Obama era injustice. Three years ago, the Obama administration issued a rule out of thin air that redefined ‘sex discrimination’ to include ‘gender identity” and ‘pregnancy termination.’ The courts soon blocked the far-reaching rule that would have mandated federally funded health care providers offer services like sex change operations and even abortion.

“The rule proposed today helps protect health care providers from being forced to participate in and perform services that substantially violate their consciences. Family Research Council fully supports these revisions to ensure Obamacare isn’t used as a vehicle to advance transgender or abortion politics,” concluded Perkins.

Imagine your loved one being DENIED emergency care because that healthcare professional doesn’t ‘agree with’ your loved ones transition.
So your loved one bleeds out and dies right in front of you.
THIS IS A FUTURE REALITY IF WE DON’T #ProtectTransHealth

— Aydian Dowling (@AydianDowling) May 24, 2019

This is a dangerous decision that will harm our trans and gender non-conforming friends and neighbors. The Trump Administration should #ProtectTransHealth, not rip away protections from vulnerable members of our communities. https://t.co/YIsMjuccwe

— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) May 24, 2019

JUST IN: 31 of the leading health professional orgs oppose this morning’s attack on trans people accessing health care.

If this plan goes through, trans people can be 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺𝘀. #ProtectTransHealthhttps://t.co/HyFxQqCeBp pic.twitter.com/55GgG2QrCI

— National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) May 24, 2019

⚠ Trans lives are in danger.

The new rule by @HHSgov makes it legal for medical providers to discriminate against trans people. This rule means a trans person’s live-saving healthcare is at risk. #ProtectTransHealth by adding your voice to the fire: https://t.co/yYM4Q0n0Y9 pic.twitter.com/S7b0HZqKtx

— TransgenderLawCenter (@TransLawCenter) May 24, 2019

This is cruel and essentialist, and just plain evil. The end goal is to marginalize and dehumanize trans people, but the interim effect will just be to kill a lot of us by denying us access to basic health services. #ProtectTransHealthhttps://t.co/0X9KNEEb6q

— Charlie Jane Anders, Our Opinions Are Correct (@charliejane) May 24, 2019

The Trump-Pence Administration’s proposed rule is an attempt to turn back the clock by allowing health care discrimination of trans people. This rule doesn’t #PutPatientsFirst and will jeopardize Americans’ health & lives. #ProtectTransHealth https://t.co/pZdtP19jXT

— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) May 24, 2019

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