The Trump administration on Thursday will announce an overhaul the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don't want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which they have religious or moral objections.
Under a proposed rule - which has been closely guarded at HHS and is now under review by the White House - the civil rights office would be empowered to further shield these workers and punish organizations that don't allow them to express their religious and moral objections, according to sources on and off the Hill. That would be a significant shift for the office, which currently focuses on enforcing federal civil rights and health care privacy laws.
Administration to expand ‘conscience’ protections for health providers - POLITICO
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But to put a patient at risk by refusing to assist in a procedure because you find their choices morally reprehensible makes you the morally reprehensible one.
This is not just about people's "choices," but also about who they are
, which is the textbook definition of bigotry. I don't see how it can be reasonable to claim a right to refuse to treat gay or transgender individuals, I'm not talking about providing a specific procedure to which you object, but simply to provide treatment for whatever kind of ordinary health problems they have, simply because you object to them as people for "religious" reasons.
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