Last week the Trump administration announced that it would give health care workers greater leeway to refuse, on religious grounds, to provide services that enable birth control use, abortion, sterilization, or assisted suicide. Specifically, the rule bars employers from requiring their employees to participate in delivering health care services they believe their religion proscribes. Such services could include scheduling a vasectomy, prepping a room for a sex change surgery or billing for an abortion.
Democrats slammed the move, which they described as a political plum tossed to religious conservatives who form an important part of President Donald Trump’s base. If they take back the White House in 2020, it won’t take them long to reverse the rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
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