Obamacare is a failure, and has been since day one. Beyond the insurance mandates, there are details of the law that many Americans still don’t know about.
For example, there was a requirement to coverage transgender issues and mandated abortions, supposedly to stop “sex discrimination.”
This immoral rule is a direct infringement on religious liberty and is shamelessly un-American.
Now, a Federal judge stopped the rule forever!
A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services.
The decision sides with Texas, seven other states and three Christian-affiliated healthcare groups challenging a rule that, according to the judge, defines sex bias to include “discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy.”
In granting an injunction one day before the new policy was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor held that it violates the Administrative Procedure Act, a federal law governing rule-making practices.
The judge also ruled that plaintiffs were likely to prevail in court on their claim that the new policy infringes on the rights of private healthcare providers under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
As explained in O’Connor’s 46-page opinion, the plaintiffs argued that the new regulation would “require them to perform and provide insurance coverage for gender transitions and abortions, regardless of their contrary religious beliefs or medical judgment.”
It’s very Orwellian to call the protection of unborn life “sex discrimination.” Liberals know that a majority of Americans oppose their agenda, which is why they have to invent new language like that.
As Hot Air explained:
The originators of the suit are referencing religious freedom as part of the initial complaint, and while there’s certainly an element of that in play, the appeal of this decision should probably focus more on the science underlying it all. This is yet another example of the Obama administration seeking to bend the definition of “sex” (when it comes to questions of discrimination) to encompass a Social Justice Warrior concept of “gender” as something unique and wholly separate from biology. The mandate would punish health care providers who refused to administer transgender procedures – even to children – in cases where it might conflict not only with their religious beliefs, but run afoul of their professional opinions as to the beneficial nature of such treatments.
These are procedures which the government doesn’t even force their own military doctors to perform, nor must such procedures be covered under Medicare or Medicaid (even for adults) under current rules. Forcing doctors to perform them on children heightens the level of alarm over this mandate. And that’s what the courts really need to answer as far as I’m concerned. There is absolutely zero compelling evidence being offered that anyone has a physical malady which requires correction based on the fact that they “feel like” a different gender than the one defined by basic science.
This injunction is only a temporary measure and the appeals process will drag out for a while. But like so many other of these “transgender” questions, it’s one which the courts need to address once and for all. This should be done on a scientific basis, providing guidance for legislatures at all levels going forward. And liberals who like to declare themselves the “party of science” on other subjects should be made to answer these questions once and for all.
With just days left in the Obama administration, we’re seeing Obama pull out all the stops to enact even more of his radical agenda, while making life difficult for President-elect Trump. But with the sweeping election that defeated Hillary Clinton, it looks like liberals aren’t even able to win in the court of law.
Obama’s days are numbered, and Obamacare is about to be repealed entirely… forever!
What do you think about this Federal judge stopping this horrible Obamacare rule, just days before Obama leaves office? Please leave us a comment (below) and tell us.