Abortion, Transgender Health Protections Should Be ‘wiped Permanently' From Obamacare, Says Texas AG Ken Paxton

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked a federal judge to axe health care protections for transgender Americans and women seeking abortions from the Affordable Care Act.On Monday, Paxton and leaders from seven other states filed a motion in federal court to undo rules that bar discrimination based on "gender identity" and "termination of pregnancy" in the ACA, also known as Obamacare. While the enforcement of the protections have been on hold for more than two years, Paxton says said its time to eliminate them once and for all."The federal government has no right to force Texans to pay for surgical procedures intended to change a person's sex," he said in a statement. "Our multi-state coalition is asking the U.S. District Court to issue a summary judgment to protect medical professionals who believe that engaging in such procedures or treatment violates their Hippocratic Oath, their conscience, or their personal religious beliefs, which are protected by the Constitution and federal law."  Continue reading...

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