Tuesday, January 23, 2018

For Those Who Thought Trump Would be Reluctant to Protect the Rights of Christians

1/18/18 NPR:
Health care workers who want to refuse to treat patients because of religious or moral beliefs will have a new defender in the Trump administration.
The top civil rights official at the Department of Health and Human Services is creating the Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom to protect doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to take part in procedures like abortion or treat certain people because of moral or religious objections.
"Never forget that religious freedom is a primary freedom, that it is a civil right that deserves enforcement and respect," said Roger Severino, the director of HHS's Office for Civil Rights, at a ceremony to announce the new division.
The establishment of the division reverses an Obama-era policy that barred health care workers from refusing to treat transgender individuals or people who have had or are seeking abortions.
I love it!  A "primary freedom": one in the Bill of Rights.  My copy doesn't have any transgender right to be told, "There's nothing wrong with your delusions."  The ACLU is of course upset, and this appears on National Pervert Radio just ads whipped cream.

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