August 26, 2021

Grand Rounds: CMA Sues Over Biden Transgender Mandate

Catholic Medical Association has taken legal action to defend the safety of patients, as well as protect the right to conscience for health care professionals across the country. 

Together with Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing the American College of Pediatricians, we have filed suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over a Biden administration mandate requiring doctors to perform gender transition procedures on any patient, including a child, even if the procedure violates a doctor’s medical judgment or religious beliefs.

The suit filed by ADF attorneys in federal court challenges HHS’ reinterpretation of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits sex discrimination, to include gender identity and thus require gender transition interventions, services, surgeries, and drugs on demand, even for children, no matter a doctor’s medical judgment, religious beliefs, or conscientious objection.

We know that biological identity must remain the basis for treating patients.
This mandate not only puts the health and safety of our patients in jeopardy, but it in effect also mandates that health care providers give up their fundamental right to conscience. This sets a dangerous precedent with incalculable implications for the ethical practice of medicine. 

We believe that Biden’s Health and Human Services Department is grossly overreaching its authority and, in so doing, putting children’s psychological and physical health in great peril.   
CMA has issued a press release on this matter, which you can read here
We will not stop until the health and safety of every patient, and the dignity of human life- is respected and protected by this Administration.

Sincerely in Christ, 
Michael S. Parker, M.D.President

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