HUGE VICTORY: Federal Judge Rules that Biden’s Edict Forcing Doctors to Treat Patients Based on “Gender Identity” is Unlawful
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, America First Legal (AFL) secured a massive victory for its clients and for doctors across the United States when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a decision declaring that the Biden Administration’s edict requiring doctors to provide transgender medical services–including requiring doctors to prescribe “puberty blockers,” “hormone therapy” for children, and referrals for surgeries that result in castration, sterilization, and genital mutilation–is unlawful.
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits discrimination in health programs that receive federal funding “on the basis of sex.” The Biden Administration unilaterally determined–based on an atextual reading of the statute and a misinterpretation of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock–that section 1557 of the ACA also prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and discrimination on the basis of gender identity. In practice, the Biden Administration planned to use its interpretation to force doctors to provide medical care against their best medical judgment or face the loss of access to any medical plans that receive federal funding.
AFL filed a [url=https://aflegal.org/afl-sues-to-block-radical-biden-edict-forcing-doctors-to-provide-unethical-transgender-treatments-erasing-bioligical-sex-from-medicine/class action lawsuit[/url] against the Biden Administration on behalf of a class of doctors, seeking to prohibit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from forcing medical professionals to provide transgender-related medical services. The Court’s decision last night was a resounding loss for the Biden Administration and a tremendous victory for doctors across the United States.