Biden’s Transgender Agenda Blocked in Federal Court

Biden's Transgender Agenda Blocked in Federal Court

(RepublicanJournal.org) – Left-wing Democratic leaders have, for years, been clear on their favorable view of gender-affirming care for teens. However, their increasingly radical proposals in the area have raised issues in the courts. On Friday, December 9, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit struck a blow in favor of conservatives in this regard.

The ruling, which was an affirmation of a previous decision by the court for the Fifth Circuit in August, strikes down an interpretation of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Biden administration had been using the language to compel religious doctors to perform gender changes on patients regardless of the practitioners’ moral objections. The courts agreed that the interpretation presented “irreparable harm” to the First Amendment rights of affected medical professionals.

Prior to this ruling, care providers who refused to provide abortions or gender-affirming care could have faced penalties of millions of dollars. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit were two religious hospitals and a group of healthcare professionals from eight states numbering almost 20,000 in total.

Do you think this decision is the right one, or should trans youths have the right to access gender-affirming care from any physician of their choosing?

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