The following comes from an August 24 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro:
Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals are suing in the name of medical ethics.
“The effect is that there are doctors all across the country that are going to be asked to perform gender transition procedures, even when they believe it is going to be physically and emotionally harmful to the patient and against their best medical judgment,” Luke Goodrich, deputy general counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, told CNA.
“And this rule says if you follow your medical judgment, you can face massive liability.”
Current health care law bans discrimination against patients on basis of sex. New regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services interpret such discrimination to include cases where requests for procedures involving gender reassignment are denied.
The HHS would evaluate whether a denial of services meant discrimination on a “case-by-case basis,” Goodrich explained, basically if they thought a doctor didn’t “have a good reason” for saying no.
The rule could affect doctors and hospitals everywhere: as many as 900,000 doctors, the Becket Fund claimed. The religious freedom law group is representing various religious health providers like the Franciscan Alliance hospital network and the Christian Medical & Dental Associations. Five states – Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Wisconsin – have joined the lawsuit.
I can’t stand it when articles lie about the facts. Here is one of them. The Federal Government NEVE EVER said that a doctor cannot refuse to perform sex reassignment surgeries. Never said that. And it would be ridiculous if they had.
If, let’s say, your surgical practice revolves around and specializes in removing cataracts: Why would you be forced to perform sex reassignement surgeries, and why would anyone want to engage you for that.
PLEASE CCD: Start with facts. End with FACTS. stop making up false charges.
I’ll start with these facts: gender confusion is a mental disorder. Sex-change operations (a misnomer because you cannot change a person’s sex) are bodily mutilations that should be illegal; they are certainly gravely immoral. You don’t help a patient by playing along with his distorted perception of reality and of himself, and no matter how much you dress up a man or alter his body to look like a woman, he is still a man.
I would think that one should be very careful about being the subject of a forced surgery. You may find yourself peeing out of your ear!
News Flash: Reported today @ dailysignal.com/
Doctors SUE obama administration for forcing them to perform gender transition (mutilation) procedures.
Thanks for the true facts CCD. Maybe if the PC crew read with an open mind they will see the unholy evil unleashed upon us all by the Obama administration & the ‘so called’ health CARE law. Vote them out while we still have a chance. God bless us all with good mental health.
How many doctors can actually really perform these types of procedures? I am pretty certain medical schools don’t teach these kinds of procedures. The wishes of doctors should be respected if they don’t feel comfortable mutilating people. May a God of love and mercy protect the doctors freedoms to choose what surgeries they feel comfortable performing. To force a doctor to do procedures that they don’t feel comfortable performing is quite draconian.
The president of this country is uneducated in medical procedures, and so are those who are encouraging him. God bless these good doctors in the article for speaking out for the truth. They give me faith in the human race again. The only people who need corrective surgery (not sex change) are those who were actually born with genital defects. One cannot pump ones body with opposite sex hormones and expect to live healthy lives very long.
Correction: a healthy life very long.