Woke Healthcare Coming Down the Pike
The Biden administration is using executive orders to circumvent SCOTUS, Congress, and the will of the American people.
The consequences of the midterm red trickle are still to be realized. But one blow that’s coming down the pike is the president’s continuing enforcement of radical policies concerning abortion and so-called gender-affirming healthcare. As Joe Biden put it in a speech after the midterms, he has concluded that the people must like his policies since the red tsunami never appeared. So he’s doubling down on what he was already doing.
Just how will he do that after losing the House and potentially continuing to have a tie in the Senate? Through executive orders and through the overinflated power of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Biden proved from the get-go that he is not going to be shy about using executive orders, even if he doesn’t ultimately have the power to dictate some of those orders.
Through the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare, HHS is able to use the Section 1557 rule to force physicians and hospitals to perform abortions. HHS issued an advisory using the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) as justification for trying to re-nationalize abortion instead of letting it be legislated by the states post-Dobbs. According to National Review: “This notice advised hospitals and physicians that EMTALA required them to ‘stabilize’ ‘people in labor’ by performing emergency abortions. It pointedly stated that ‘when a state law prohibits abortion … that state law is preempted.’ It also declared that EMTALA’s anti-retaliation provision would protect physicians from discipline by their Catholic-hospital employers if they performed abortions in defiance of the Catholic Church’s Ethical and Religious Directives.”
In other words, HHS is attempting to circumvent SCOTUS and state law while infringing on the religious liberties of hospitals and physicians. It is truly despicable.
HHS is also using Section 1557 to advance gender transitions, more euphemistically known as “gender-affirming care.” Section 1557 can force medical establishments to provide a ballooning list of medical interventions for the gender-confused. It also will force insurance to pay for these medically unnecessary and harmful procedures. Not just for “transgender” individuals, either, but also for nonbinary-identifying individuals, eunuchs, and potentially someone identifying as disabled and hurting their healthy body to do it (transableism).
The radical gender ideology that is slipping ever further down the slope of madness is dictating our children’s education, dictating female safety, and now dictating our healthcare. This pathology is dragging our culture down into the abyss and destroying our younger generations. President Biden and HHS are happy to help this ideology along. What does that say about their leadership?
HHS and the president’s EOs also have major institutional backing. The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health are all going to back up whatever this administration pushes. They are in lockstep.
Other institutions aiding and abetting this horrendous agenda are universities and medical schools teaching students that their highest prerogative is to fight back against systemic oppression in healthcare. The Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm” is seen as antiquated. These schools are also making sure their graduates are thoroughly indoctrinated in “diversity, equity, and inclusion” in order to set the stage for the excusing of racially discriminatory healthcare.
This ideological takeover of healthcare is furthering our cultural decline, making a mockery of our government’s checks and balances, making a joke of the academic integrity of our universities, and creating a healthcare environment that stifles the religious and moral concerns of physicians and patients.
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