“This lawsuit aims to undermine critical protections against discrimination in health care. No one—whether they’re male or female, transgender or not—should fear being turned away at the hospital door because of who they are,” Louise Melling, deputy legal director at the ACLU, said in a statement.
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“ACT for America’s presence on Capitol Hill demonstrates the persistence of anti-Muslim hate and the willingness of some lawmakers to align with it,” Lindsay Schubiner, senior program manager at the Center for New Community, said in a statement.
“For transgender people there’s all sorts of ways that they take to be their most authentic self, and for me, my journey dictates that I have medical intervention,” Evan Minton, 35, said. “At this point in the path my body is calling out for bottom surgery.”
A series of cases working their way through the courts could expand which businesses get a pass for offering employees discriminatory health and retirement benefits.
"What doctors told us is sometimes for abortion ... there was a sense of, 'You're on your own,'" said Dr. Debra B. Stulberg, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Chicago.
New research on a similar law in Ohio, which also forced doctors to follow outdated FDA labeling, showed that patients experienced twice as many side effects and were three times as likely to need additional treatment to end their pregnancies.