Monday, September 5, 2016

Obama Administration at it again: New “Transgender Mandate” will force doctors to provide transgender procedures on any child referred by a mental health professional regardless of religious or conscience reservations.

Stephanie Barclay
Among other attacks on the right of conscience by the Obama Administration, the president’s  Department of Health and Human Services has recently mandated that doctors must perform gender transition procedures on any child referred by a mental health professional, even if the doctor believes the treatment or hormone therapy could harm the child. Doctors who follow their Hippocratic Oath to act in the best interest of their patient instead of this new mandate can face severe consequences, including losing their job.
This Transgender Mandate also requires virtually all private insurance companies and many employers to cover gender transition procedures or face stiff penalties and legal action. There are two major insurance plans exempted from this mandate, however—the plans run by HHS: Medicare and Medicaid. 
This is not a question of access to care but of forcing a progressive political ideology on doctors against their medical judgment. This mandate would be unique in requiring doctors to violate their Hippocratic Oath.
Joining us again this week will be Stephanie Barclay of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty to discuss this new attack on our freedoms by the administration of Barack Obama.
Stephanie joined the Becket Fund as Legal Counsel after working pro bono to defend numerous religious liberty clients during her time at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. Aside from her pro bono religious liberty work while at Covington, Stephanie also represented clients in government contract, defense, pharmaceutical, health care, transportation, and technology industries in state and federal litigation, as well as in administrative matters. Before working at Covington, Stephanie clerked for the Honorable N. Randy Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has been featured on BBC World News, Wall Street Journal Live, Newsmax TV, and EWTN.
In addition to Stephanie we’ll have our monthly visit from our media critic Todd Erzen.
Join Deacon Mike Manno, co-host Gina Noll, Stephanie and Todd Tuesday at 9 a.m. for an interesting discussion on matters that affect people of faith: Iowa Catholic Radio 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM; and streaming on The program will re-air at 9 p.m. and pod casts of earlier programs may be found here.
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