COMMENTARY: When we see both the patient and the doctor as equally worthy of dignity and respect, while understanding that the role of the doctor is to serve the patient, we then have a solid foundation from which to build an ethical, life-affirming and economically sustainable health care system.
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Becket, a legal group which is representing a coalition of doctors and religious groups opposed to the transgender mandate, said on Monday that the HHS announcement will “punish” doctors and hospitals opposed to the mandate.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty represents a coalition of doctors and hospitals – including Catholic doctors and groups –opposed to the mandate.
‘Whatever one thinks of the legality of abortion or irreversible sterilizing surgeries on minors, most Americans just don’t believe doctors should be forced to participate in them.’
The new law that takes effect Aug. 2021 states that medical professionals, institutions, and healthcare payers cannot be forced to perform services with which they disagree based upon religion or morality.
The bill would apply conscience protections to medical workers, hospitals, and insurance providers.
Alluding to the incoming Biden administration, the bishops expressed their hope that federal agencies continue to enforce conscience protections.