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Court Strikes Down Biden’s Transgender Medical Mandate

At a glance

  • A federal appeals court barred the Biden Administration from forcing doctors from performing medical procedures that violate their religious beliefs.
  • The ruling upheld a lower-court ruling in Franciscan Alliance v. Becerra, which protected around 19,000 health care professionals from performing medical procedures against their conscience.
  • The lower-court ruling had prohibited HHS from requiring Franciscan Alliance doctors to perform gender-transition surgeries.


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