It sounds pretty disturbing: a federal judge preventing Americans from enjoying “protections” and accessing “healthcare services.”
Of course, that’s typical liberal spin. Obamacare’s “better healthcare for lower costs” sales pitch turned out to be a massive scam, instead giving the average American far less for spiking premiums. And they managed to pull this off while breaching the moral conscience of the silent majority, forcing we the people to pay for abortions and sex changes.
And now Obama is paying the price for his deception. A federal judge just struck down Obama’s pet project in Obamacare, an 11th hour sucker punch that has left his administration reeling.
BuzzFeed is predictably outraged:
The Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation “forbids discriminating on the basis of ‘gender identity’ and ‘termination of pregnancy’” under Obamacare, as US District Court Judge Reed O’Connor wrote in his opinion halting enforcement of those provisions in the rule.
Explaining the lawsuit, O’Connor wrote, “Plaintiffs claim the Rule’s interpretation of sex discrimination pressures doctors to deliver healthcare in a manner that violates their religious freedom and thwarts their independent medical judgment and will require burdensome changes to their health insurance plans on January 1, 2017.”
The initial case came from, of all places, Texas, and the same judge that nixed Obama’s previous overreach: transgender bathrooms for public schools.
In a statement Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called [Obama’s] rule a “striking example of federal overreach” — warning that the provisions “would force many doctors, hospitals and other health care providers in Texas to participate in sex-reassignment surgeries and treatments, even if it violates their best medical judgment or their religious beliefs.”
O’Connor is the same trial court judge assigned to a lawsuit brought by several states, again led by Texas, challenging the Obama administration’s transgender protections in schools provided under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Apparently Obama should have read up on the Constitution he swore to defend before he became President and tried to force his will on the American people. His “transformational change” will not be easy to roll back, but Donald Trump and other warriors on the right are working to roll them back.
Of course, even though liberals love to talk about “choice,” they aren’t in favor of giving doctors a “choice” when it comes to whether or not to violate their consciences.
Obama is left with few options at this point, with only days until his lame-duck presidency is over:
The next steps from the administration could include seeking to appeal the injunction or asking O’Connor to limit his order to the plaintiffs in the case, although it was not clear — with 20 days left in the Obama administration — what the government would choose to do.
In the case of “gender reassignment surgery,” the science in far from settled. A number of experts are warning that (obviously to the average layperson) many so-called “trans people” are in fact delusional. They are no more “entitled” to have a doctor amputate their genitals than any other healthy body part.
And why should taxpayers be obligated to underwrite any of this faddish social engineering?
In any event, it is doubtful that this case will be resolved in the remaining few weeks of the Obama administration.