Federal Court Blocks Biden Policy That Would Have Forced Christian Doctors to Do Abortions
Aug 9, 2021
A federal court has blocked a harmful Biden administration policy that would force Christian doctors and hospitals to kill babies in abortions.
In June 2020, President Donald Trump issued a pro-life rule to protect pro-life Americans and help save babies from abortion. His administration implemented a rule to block the effects of a dangerous Obamacare provision that could be used to compel doctors to participate in abortions.
In May, Joe Biden reversed it.
But late Monday, a federal court in Texas just blocked the policy, which would also force religious doctors and hospitals to perform gender transition procedures on their patients—including children. The Biden administration will have 60 days to decide whether to appeal the court’s ruling.
The case of Franciscan Alliance v. Becerra was brought by a religious hospital, an association of over 20,000 healthcare professionals, and nine states, and it is now the second court ruling blocking the Biden administration from enforcing the policy.
“Today’s ruling is a victory for compassion, conscience, and common sense,” said Luke Goodrich, vice president and senior counsel at Becket. “No doctor should be forced to perform controversial, medically unsupported procedures that are contrary to their conscience and could be deeply harmful to their patients.”