Trump Administration Rule Allowing Refusals in Health Care Struck Down

American Civil Liberties Union:

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down the Trump administration’s rule that allows health care institutions and providers to deny patients information and treatment based on personal religious or moral beliefs.

That’s good to hear. I know people who are afraid of change, generally, and afraid of gay people, specifically, love shit like this, but I really don’t think anyone wants to think of a world where the ER doctor needs to know your views on, say, infant baptism, before she treats you!

“Today’s decision is an important victory against the Trump Administration’s cruel and unlawful attempts to roll back critical patient protections,” said Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, senior staff attorney with the Reproductive Freedom Project at the ACLU. “Everyone is entitled to their religious beliefs, but religious beliefs do not include a license to discriminate, to deny essential care, or to cause harm to others.” (emphasis added)

Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

[via Reason]

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