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A lot of Americans likely at one point or another have expressed the desire that government officials listen to them.

On taxes, on health care, on Social Security, on all of those benefits and high salaries for government workers.

And on moral issues.

Now the Family Research Council is pointing out one situation where the government is required to listen to taxpayers.

It’s posted a link to an online form to submit comments to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The current – and critical – question is how should the government treat conscience rights of people of faith.

The FRC explains, “The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services is considering a rule making important changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and is still taking public comments.

“This rule would protect the conscience rights of people of faith who have a moral objection to performing abortions. It would also undo an Obama-era regulation on Section 1557 that shoehorned ‘gender identity’ into the definition of ‘sex’ (as opposed to meaning just ‘male’ and ‘female’).”

FRC Action already has asked for voters to help.

“Doctors – and patients – need your help! Here’s how: send a comment to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule to remove old Obama administration regulations that would prevent doctors from being able to treat patients based strictly on science, biology, and their medical judgment!”

The problems under Obama’s rule are myriad.

For one thing, under Obama’s mandate, “if a doctor didn’t affirm a patient’s self-identified gender they could be sued for discrimination. Medical judgment and what is best for the patient didn’t matter!”

Such circumstances may seem odd, but they’ve happened. FRC said it was just weeks ago “a woman sadly lost her baby because she presented to the hospital as a man and she was not properly diagnosed has having pregnancy-related difficulties.”

FRC said the government agency is required to review the comments.


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