Gender Redefined by HHS

Gender Redefined by HHS

( – On June 12, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) protected religious freedom and civil rights. At the same time, it cut excess spending by revising the 2016 Obama-era definition of gender.

Commonly known as the 2016 rule, Section 1557 redefined gender as “one’s internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female.” As of Friday, June 12, it now defines it as “male or female and as determined by biology”.

Under the Obama-era rule, doctors had to provide gender-transition surgeries or abortions to anyone, regardless of gender, if those services were offered at their facility in any capacity. This denied medical professionals the right to refuse to do a procedure they disagreed with on a religious basis.

Now, under the new definition, doctors, nurses, and hospitals can refuse a hysterectomy or other sex-altering procedure if it doesn’t align with their religious beliefs. In addition, the bill cut previously mandated foreign language notices in mailings, which will save American taxpayers nearly 2.9 billion dollars over the next 5 years.

Roger Severino, Director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, applauded this new ruling as it respects the autonomy and dignity of all people. At the same time, it also lowers superfluous spending. All in all, this new ruling protects religious freedom and the sanctity of human life.

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