New Biden Rule Could Force Christian Doctors to Perform Abortions: Legal Experts

ChristianHeadlines.com reports: “The Biden administration on Monday proposed a new rule that critics say could force Christian doctors and religious hospitals to perform abortions or gender transition procedures under Obamacare.

The Biden Department of Health and Human Services said the new rule was an implementation of the much-debated Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability.

Under the new Biden rule, Section 1557 is read to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, the new rule ‘makes clear that discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions, including ‘pregnancy termination,’’ according to an HHS news release.

‘This proposed rule ensures that people nationwide can access health care free from discrimination,’ said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. ‘Standing with communities in need is critical, particularly given increased attacks on women, trans youth, and health care providers. Health care should be a right not dependent on looks, location, love, language, or the type of care someone needs.’

The move by the Biden administration reverses a policy by the Trump administration, which advanced pro-life policies in health care and interpreted Section 1557 as referencing ‘male or female and as determined by biology.’ 

Religious liberty advocates criticized the new Biden rule…”

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