The Biden administration Biden, has been characterized by governing through executive decrees. In other words, by means of compulsion, instead of choice. That includes requiring doctors to operate against their conscience, and principles. Recently, however, a Texas court has stood up against one of his decrees.
Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District Court of Texas, Wichita Falls Division, granted “a permanent injunction” to the Christian plaintiffs to “be exempt from the government’s requirement to perform abortions and gender-transition procedures,” reported The Free Press.
“Today’s ruling protects patients, aligns with current medical research, and ensures doctors aren’t forced to violate their religious beliefs and medical judgment–a victory for common-sense, conscience, and sound medicine,” vice president and senior counsel at Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Luke Goodrich said Monday.
More than 20,000 professionals would benefit from this measure, in addition to employees of a religious hospital, Goodrich said.
The plaintiffs are a religious hospital & group of over 20,000 healthcare professionals (@CMDANational) who gladly serve ALL patients regardless of their sex or gender identity. They provide top-notch care to transgender patients for everything from cancer to the common cold. 2/
— Luke Goodrich (@LukeWGoodrich) August 9, 2021
The most important thing about the prohibition ruling is that it is not temporary, it applies permanently. It does not allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, to “interpret or enforce” the law ” in a manner that would require them to perform or provide insurance coverage for gender-transition procedures or abortions, including by denying Federal financial assistance because of their failure to perform or provide insurance coverage for such procedures or by otherwise pursuing, charging, or assessing any penalties, fines, assessments, investigations, or other enforcement actions.”
Goodrich shared the rulings and documents through social media, where all these circuits have reached the same conclusion: “There is no medical consensus that sex reassignment surgery is a necessary or even effective treatment for gender dysphoria.”
This event also echoed what happened in the United Kingdom, where a woman denounced the public health system for surgeries and treatments that irreversibly changed her appearance. According to Newsweek, when Keira Bell was a minor, she was convinced that she was trans and began a sex reassignment treatment. She had both breasts amputated and she received hormones that blocked her development as a woman.
Now at 23 years old, she points out that treatments like this address the problem of identity as an external issue, related to the appearance of the person, when the root is truly internal, linked to their emotions and acceptance of themselves.
“There was nothing wrong with my body, I was just lost and without proper support,” she recently told Tribuna Feminista. “Transition gave me the facility to hide from myself even more than before. It was a temporary fix, if that.”