Commonwealth Policy Center

Healthcare workers concerned about being forced to participate in procedures and therapies that violate their conscience and sound medical practices got a reprieve from a federal court. The Federal Court for the Northern District in Texas ruled on behalf of health care providers who’d be forced to facilitate sex-change operations and hormone therapy, even on children. The federal mandate was promulgated under Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The ruling was a big victory for conscience rights for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. It’s also a victory for good medicine. After all, what medical provider would alter otherwise healthy body parts and engage in irreversible changes on minor children who really cannot comprehend the decision they’re making at such a young age.