Tuesday, January 3, 2017

christian lawyers : Ken Paxton and Judge Reed O'Connor blocked fund for transgender surgeries

We have Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor to thank for a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking a new Obamacare mandate that would’ve made taxpayers fund transgender reassignment surgeries and abortions. I applaud their actions to block this ridiculous ruling. It was a close one, with the new law set to go into effect on Jan. 1. Taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for transgender surgeries and abortions. And doctors who disagree—medically or because of their religious beliefs—shouldn’t be forced to perform them as Obamacare would have dictated. Believe it or not, this new rule put forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defined “sex” to include a state of mind, not a biological fact. Wow. It said sex means one’s “internal sense of gender which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female.” Come on. The Obama administration has pushed this agenda way too far. We need to pray for our leaders in Washington and for President-elect Donald J. Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence that their new administration will be able to work with Congress to fix a broken healthcare system so that it will work for Americans. Read More 

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