Today the Family Policy Alliance sent a letter signed by the leaders of 27 family policy councils, including David Fowler of Family Action of Tennessee, to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, asking the department to rescind regulations that were adopted to aid in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
The letter is in response to an invitation from Secretary Price to advise him of the most burdensome provisions of Obamacare. The signatories seek to “rescind both the transgender and contraceptive mandates, thereby lifting the regulatory burden off the backs of religious professionals and organizations” and to help ensure that the religious freedoms of people of faith violated by these two mandates are restored.
The transgender mandate forces nearly all doctors and hospitals to provide “gender transition procedures” for everyone—and that means children—and there is no religious exemption. This problem is compounded by the fact that the only authority for the mandate is through another rule in which the term “sex” was redefined to include “gender identity.”
Additionally, the contraceptive mandate requires employer-based health plans to cover “preventative health services,” which include sterilization, contraception, and abortion-inducing drugs. There is likewise no religious exemption for those who oppose this mandate.
- Read the letter to HHS: https://factn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/HHS-Letter-7-10-17.pdf
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