Just when I was depressed about not working the annual Church festival, the USCCB sent out this order than has me falling down on my knees thanking God I left the Catholic Church.
Do you think that doctors should be forced to perform abortions or “gender transition” procedures against their beliefs? Or that taxpayers should be forced to pay for them?
If the answer is NO, please send a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services today!
A little background: In June, the Trump Administration took steps to protect life and religious freedom by correcting an Obamacare rule. Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) bans sex discrimination in federally-funded health programs and activities. But after the ACA became law, the Obama Administration issued rules that wrongly interpreted “sex” in section 1557 to include “termination of pregnancy” and “gender identity.” This put health care providers who do not consider abortion or “gender transition” procedures to be appropriate medical care—and health plans that do not cover these procedures—at risk of being charged with sex discrimination!
The Trump Administration has proposed new rules to eliminate this definition of “sex.” The rules clarify that section 1557 does NOT force healthcare providers and insurers to perform or pay for abortion or gender transition procedures. In addition, the proposed rules recognize that nondiscrimination requirements must be interpreted in line with the First Amendment of the Constitution and federal pro-life, religious freedom, and freedom of conscience laws.
It is important that we share our support for these proposed rules with HHS!
The deadline for submitting comments is Tuesday, August 13 before midnight EST. For more information, read this background information and the USCCB comments.
Just how incredibly STUPID do the bishops think we are??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or did they get hacked by Russian trolls?
Gender modification surgery is an incredibly small specialty and NOT something an average GP would do. What suicidal patient is going to ask for surgery from an unqualified, individual who doesn’t want to do the surgery?
I would hope that if I am dying from medical complications from an unviable pregnancy a Catholic doctor would perform an abortion to save my life and NOT let me die on the table!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, But that is the whole policy of the bishops – If you can’t save the baby, don’t bother trying to save the mother. Their ‘pro-life’ movement proves that.
THE NUMBER OF BABIES LOST BECAUSE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST THE MOTHER IS ROUGHLY EQUAL TO THOSE LOST TO ABORTION. COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT!
STOP TRYING TO PRACTICE MEDICINE WITHOUT A LICENSE YOU ARE LITERALLY TRYING TO KILL US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET THE DOCTORS PRACTICE MEDICINE NOT these DEPRAVED HIMBOS.
The ‘pro life’ ‘theology’ seems to be – It is only men who have the right to murder unborn babies. If you complain, we will further limit your access to pre-natal care and increase the carnage. That’ll learn you to get uppity
The latest Republican health care plan eliminates health care for a lot of pre existing medical conditions. That is one of my ‘pet names’ for my daughter. I found out that I was carrying her and being laid off the same week. I was the sole family bread winner. I was able to obtain a new job within a month, but my pregnancy was considered a “pre-existing medical condition” under my new employer’s health plan. I had to COBRA (self pay) health insurance for myself during the pregnancy.
DiNardo made a big deal of his notice of support for the victims of El Paso. Pretty hollow when this shows up in my in box and the bishops ENDORSED ‘BUILD THE WALL’ TRUMP! We have a Hispanic Pope. Great career move there.
Francis isn’t much better. He gave a support talk for the priests and referenced John Vianny. John Vianny and his ‘priests are next to god in importance’ was a large part of the psychological justification for protecting the pedophiles.
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