Tony Perkins Celebrates Trump Admin Plan To Allow Healthcare Providers To Refuse Transgender Patients

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

Earlier today, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule that would revise 2016 provisions of Obamacare Section 1557 rule that had redefined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include gender identity and termination of pregnancy. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

“We applaud the Department of Health and Human Services for correcting an Obama era injustice. Three years ago, the Obama administration issued a rule out of thin air that redefined ‘sex discrimination’ to include ‘gender identity” and ‘pregnancy termination.’ The courts soon blocked the far-reaching rule that would have mandated federally funded health care providers offer services like sex change operations and even abortion.

“The rule proposed today helps protect health care providers from being forced to participate in and perform services that substantially violate their consciences. Family Research Council fully supports these revisions to ensure Obamacare isn’t used as a vehicle to advance transgender or abortion politics,” concluded Perkins.