(Republican Party News) – The radical left has made no secret that they are vehemently opposed to Christianity and Christian values and principles and we know the Biden regime is carrying out their wicked agenda.
It should come as no surprise that Christian and conservative organizations are sounding the alarm about a potential new pro-abortion mandate from the regime that could shut down Christian healthcare facilities throughout the US.
Catholic News Service reports that conservative leaders learned of the plans for the radical new regulation hidden in a legal memo from the pro-abortion Leadership Conference and a US Department of Health and Human Services announcement.
Disguised as an anti-sex discrimination provision under the Affordable Care Act, the anticipated regulation would likely force Catholic and Christian hospitals, doctors, other medical workers and insurance companies to provide abortion and transgender services with no religious exemptions.
“The general public has almost no awareness of what may be coming,” Doug Wilson, CEO of the Catholic Benefits Association, told CNS. “It is written to end Catholic health care. The requirements are so far beyond Catholic teaching that Catholic employers of every sort would be faced with complying or shutting down.”
Compliance would violate deeply held beliefs that these organizations and individuals stand for. This is not at all a fair ultimatum.
Wilson’s organization is part of a coalition of Catholic, evangelical Christian and conservative organizations that are actively working to oppose the anticipated regulation. These organizations are getting lawsuits ready should the Biden regime go through with its implementation.
Wilson says the plan was discovered in November, contained in a 74-page court filing. Once his and other organizations caught wind of it they quickly began spreading the word and mobilizing opposition.
The document “revealed that HHS has promised to revise its mandates on health plan coverage and performance to include surgical abortion, cross-sex hormones, gender-transition surgeries, gender-affirming cosmetic surgeries and voice modification — along with a host of expanded services dealing with fertility treatments, contraception, abortifacients and sterilizations,” according to CNS.
Leaders of the coalition say the plan doesn’t provide any religious exemptions and, of course, the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood is one of the forces urging HHS to move forward with it.
Wilson and others anticipate HHS introducing the regulation later this month, though nothing is set in stone. In order for a regulation to be adopted it must go through a public comment process and review, thus it would not go into effect right away.
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The proposed HHS regulations would apply to implementation of an Affordable Care Act provision that includes a prohibit on discrimination based on sex. It will likely apply to all health care providers, clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, group health insurers and third-party administrators of self-funded plans.
“And if the new regulation applies to all of those groups, it will effectively apply to all employers with a health plan,” [attorney Martin Nussbaum whose firm which advises the Catholic Benefits Association] told Catholic News Service. “The proposed regulation would also apply to all contractors of the previous groups, including my law firm. For Catholic hospital chains it is hard to imagine how broad that group is.”
According to Nussbaum, medical groups and individuals who refuse to comply could face the loss of Medicare and Medicaid funding or even be sent to jail.
“Such sanctions can shut down any hospital network,” he told CNS.
Dr. Steven White, president of the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance, one of the coalition groups, said they met with HHS leaders this week to discuss their concerns with being required to perform harmful abortions and transgenders surgeries against their “ethical and medical judgments.”
“As faith-based individuals and health care institutions, we have a right to practice medicine according to Catholic ethics and our conscience, and not be forced to participate in harmful and dangerous procedures on our patients,” White said. “We went into medicine to heal, not to harm our patients.”
This is a disgusting move to further the radical left’s agenda which will only lead to greater societal dysfunction and breakdown, which is, of course, the goal. Shame on this anti-American regime and anyone who still supports it.
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