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DNC Responds to Potential Discriminatory Health Worker Ruling

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018
DNC Responds to Potential Discriminatory Health Worker Ruling

A new rule from the Trump-Pence administration could allow health workers to discriminate against patients by refusing to provide reproductive care to women, denying care to transgender individuals, or refusing to prescribe HIV medication or birth control. DNC Director of Women's Media Elizabeth Renda and Director of LGBTQ Media Lucas Acosta issued the below joint statement in response:

Once again, women and the LGBTQ community are under attack from the Trump-Pence administration. Days before the anniversary of the Women's March, Republicans are giving health workers a license to discriminate against women and members of the LGBTQ community.

It wasn't enough to try to strip transgender Americans of their right to serve, roll back access to birth control, and attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Now Trump, Pence, and their Republican cronies want to allow healthcare workers to discriminate and rip away access to medical care. This rule is unethical and dangerously undermines public health.

This proposal is further proof that Republicans continue to push forward an agenda completely out of step with the American people and American ideals. Democrats will continue to focus on how to improve access to health care for all Americans regardless of gender, orientation, or income.

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