Shortly after President Joe Biden took office, he issued an executive order instructing his Administration to reinterpret “sex” in federal laws to mean “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
Over six months later, the effects of this politicized agenda just keep coming...and they’re not pretty.
- Alliance Defending Freedom has already filed a lawsuit on behalf of College of the Ozarks. When the Biden administration’s new radical interpretation is applied to the Fair Housing Act, College of the Ozarks—and other faith-based colleges and universities like it—could be forced to open their dorm rooms, locker rooms, bathrooms, and shared shower spaces to members of the opposite sex. Even if it violates their deeply held beliefs.
· And we have already seen what happens when this reinterpretation is applied to Title IX and women’s sports. Women and girls have lost championship titles. They’ve missed opportunities to advance. ADF is currently defending female athletes in two different cases as they seek to uphold biological truth in competition—preserving a level playing field.
But, unfortunately, that’s not all.
And it seems that the Biden administration’s high-handed reinterpretation of federal law will leave virtually nothing and no one untouched—including scientific fact and those in the medical profession.
Today, ADF filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on behalf of the American College of Pediatricians, the Catholic Medical Association, and OB-GYN doctor, Jeanie Dassow.
As it turns out, the Biden administration’s radical reinterpretation of the law also affects the Affordable Care Act. That means that doctors could be forced to act against their medical judgment, religious beliefs, and conscience in performing controversial and often medically dangerous gender transition interventions on all patients—including children.
Under this new mandate, doctors can be punished with huge financial penalties, loss of federal funding, and even the removal of their ability to practice medicine in most settings.
Essentially, the government is telling those in the medical profession that they need to ignore the scientific fact that there are two sexes—male and female. But the biological reality is that women’s and men’s bodies are not the same. They react differently to different medications. They are at greater risks for different types of cancer. And, of course, only women are capable of being pregnant. Ignoring these facts creates inaccurate, dangerous, and potentially lethal situations for patients of all ages in health care.
But this doesn’t just threaten doctors. It threatens their patients as well—children, in particular.
The reality is that gender transition procedures are dangerous, and in the vast majority of cases, children come to accept their gender without having to use experimental interventions to “transition” genders. But the Biden administration’s reinterpretation of the law keeps doctors from diagnosing and treating these children in a manner consistent with their expertise and conscience.
The bottom line is that the government should promote the common good and dignity of all people, while upholding the constitutional freedoms of all Americans.
But that’s not what is happening here. Instead, the government is forcing doctors to perform controversial, often dangerous gender transition procedures—even on children.
And that should give us all pause.
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