Just in from the Democratic National Committee:
Today, the Sunlight Foundation reported that the Trump-Pence administration’s Department of Health and Human Services removed and altered language from its website on the provision of the Affordable Care Act that prohibits discrimination in health care services. The move limits access to information and resources that protect women and LGBTQ people, particularly transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, from sex-based discrimination by health care providers.
In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta and Women’s Media Director Elizabeth Renda released the following joint statement:
“The Department of Health and Human Services has sent a clear signal that it doesn’t intend to protect the rights of women and LGBTQ individuals. The Trump-Pence administration’s decision to hide these resources — and the likely forthcoming action from HHS to roll back enforcement of discrimination protections — is shameful and part of a continued effort to rip away access to medical care for women and LGBTQ people.
“The Trump-Pence administration might be able to delete language on a webpage, but they can’t erase women and LGBTQ people. More women and LGBTQ people are stepping up to become activists and volunteers, and even running for office themselves, than ever before. This November, women and LGBTQ people will hold Republicans accountable by electing Democrats across the country and up and down the ticket.”