Thanks to the Texas Attorney General there is now a nationwide injunction that now blocks Obamacare from getting taxpayer money for their “transgender reassignment surgeries” and abortions.
Effective as of January 1, and it now defines “sex” as a “state of mind” but, a federal district court judge has given AG Ken Paxton a temporary injunction which stops the new rules.
In July, the Department of Health and Human Services released a new rule which throws out a new definition of the term “sex” in the Affordable Care Act. It’s no longer a “biological fact,” but a “state of mind.”
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.
According to this rule, doctors and health care workers have to give sex transition services and abortion even if it goes against their medical judgement and religion. “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 explained. “I will always fight to protect the constitutional rights of Texans.”
Students now must be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms with showers that support their gender identity.
If they refuse to provide this, they’d lose millions of tax money. Texas and 12 other states lead the charge against the restroom mandate.