Bloomberg Law
June 12, 2020, 8:26 PMUpdated: June 12, 2020, 9:58 PM

HHS Moves to Curtail Abortion, Transgender Health Protections (2)

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

The Trump administration has finalized a policy that would remove women seeking abortions and LGBT people from the Affordable Care Act’s non-discrimination protections, the HHS announced Friday.

The regulation would let health-care workers, hospitals, and insurance companies that receive federal funding refuse to provide or cover services such as abortions or transition-related care.

This continues the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back protections in health care for LGBT people. The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights sees preserving “religious freedom” as essential to making sure health-care professionals don’t get penalized for the actions they do or ...

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