A federal court blocked a mandate by President Joe Biden that would require doctors to perform transgender surgeries against their conscience.
The ruling stated, “Thus, the Court concludes that, under Rule 54(c), the permanent injunction request is the appropriate relief for these Plaintiffs and that the relief has been sufficiently adversarilly tested for nearly five years so as to provide meaningful notice to the government and to be a legally permitted remedy, as required by Rule 54(c). Accordingly, the Court will grant Plaintiffs’ requested permanent injunctive relief.”
The plaintiffs included a group of more than 20,000 healthcare professionals, according to the ruling.
The decision was considered a win for religious liberty. “Today’s ruling protects patients, aligns with current medical research, and ensures doctors aren’t forced to violate their religious beliefs and medical judgment–a victory for common-sense, conscience, and sound medicine,” vice president and senior counsel at Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Luke Goodrich said Monday.
#BREAKING: Another federal court just blocked the Biden Admin’s controversial #TransgenderMandate, which seeks to force doctors to perform potentially harmful gender-transition procedures that violate their conscience and medical judgment: 🧵https://t.co/TgbHOmTN4M
— Luke Goodrich (@LukeWGoodrich) August 9, 2021
A North Dakota ruling in April struck down the move as well. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra was involved in the particular lawsuit involving a Catholic organization, marking the second time Becerra has been involved in legal efforts against nuns.
Conservatives will certainly appreciate the legal ruling as well. The case marks yet another occasion in which the court has ruled in favor of medical providers retaining the opportunity to object to medical actions that stand against their personal convictions.
The Biden administration has clearly shown its loyalty to the LGBT political agenda. The latest court ruling shows not all of its efforts have been successful, or even legal.