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By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews, Oct. 16, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – A federal judge permanently blocked an Obama administration rule Tuesday that could have forced medical facilities and doctors to abort unborn babies.
The rule from President Barack Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defined “discrimination on the basis of sex” to include abortion in Obamacare. In doing so, it could have forced medical facilities, doctors, nurses and other medical workers to abort unborn babies against their beliefs.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor permanently blocked the pro-abortion rule as a violation of religious freedom, the Washington Times reports. Previously, he temporarily blocked the rule, so it was not being enforced.
A group of states, including Texas, and the Christian health care provider Franciscan Alliance challenged the rule in court.
“HHS lacked the legal authority to re-write a number of federal laws that prevent sex discrimination and protect religious freedom, especially when it sought to do so by forcing doctors to perform — and American taxpayers to pay for — controversial medical procedures that are contrary to the religious and moral beliefs of millions across our nation,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement after the ruling. ….
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