Barack Obama’s socialist ploy to dismantle America in some extremely absurd ways just took a najor blow.
Specifically, the Texas Attorney General just won a nationwide injunction“transgender reassignment surgeries” and abortions being funded by Obamacare, which would have been a mandate had Obama’s rule been able to take affect on January 1st, 2017. The mandate defined sex as a “state of mind”
On Saturday, a federal district court judge granted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request to stop the Obama administration’s new federal health rules that would force the Employees Retirement System of Texas to amend its insurance coverage to provide for gender reassignment and abortion. There are 500,000 employees that participate in the coverage.
In July, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services implemented a new rule that defined the term “sex” in the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) to include a state of mind, not a biological fact.
A statement released by the Texas Attorney General on Sunday says that “The Obama administration is attempting to redefine the law so that the term ‘sex’ means one’s ‘internal sense of gender which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female,’ even though the president lacks the authority to rewrite the law.” When Congress enacted the law for Obamacare, it used the term “sex” as a biological category.
Paxton says that the impact of the new rule on state and health care workers is huge because it forces doctors and medical workers to provide sex transition services and it may be against their medical judgment or religious beliefs to do so. The AG says that if a health care doctor or worker chooses to refer a patient to another medical provider, they would be in violation of the new rule unilaterally implemented by the Obama Administration. Paxton says “This runs roughshod over laws in Texas and other states that protect the independent medical judgment of doctors, which ensures the integrity of the doctor-patient relationship.”
“This striking example of federal overreach under Obamacare would force many doctors, hospitals and other health care providers in Texas to participate in sex-reassignment surgeries and treatments, even if it violates their best medical judgment or their religious beliefs,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I will always fight to protect the constitutional rights of Texans.”
Well done, Mr. Paxton! There are very few people in America who are willing to fight for what’s right.
Most “leaders” across the country would rather roll over to political correctness and only worry about making people feel better.