Religious entities may be forced to go against their beliefs under the Biden administration’s new HHS rule.
President Biden, who identifies as Catholic, is being criticized for a new rule that could force religious entities, including doctors, to go against their beliefs on gender.
The Department of Health and Human Service’s rule would reverse the Trump administration’s decision to interpret sex discrimination as applying to biological sex, rather than including gender identity. The Biden administration’s decision could apparently require federally funded hospitals and insurers to support gender-related treatments and procedures.
The announcement said that the HHS Office of Civil Rights will abide by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but critics are concerned about how the Biden administration will interpret that existing law.
Former head of OCR Roger Severino said that HHS is “threatening to put doctors and hospitals that disagree with current transgender ideology out of business.” He added that HHS is “trying to change the fundamental practice of medicine and science by the stroke of a pen, but will soon learn through lawsuits that sex as a biological reality won’t be so easily erased.”
Hypocrite Biden claims to be Catholic, but his progressive policies suggest otherwise. The Biden administration’s decision is a threat to religious freedom, and it is a dangerous step toward restricting the First Amendment, made just for the sake of progressivism.