Archived: Trump's Administration to Further the Health Care Divide

By Alana Winns and Christian Carew

The Trump administration is going to the extreme to protect health care professionals whose moral or religious beliefs prevent them from performing certain medical procedures such as abortions, euthanasia and caring for transgender patients who are seeking to transition.

The Department of Health and Human services announced last week that they would be expanding the protection net that covers conservative medical professionals in hopes of protecting their “conscience and religious freedom.”

According to a Reuters story, the government said that it will create a division within its Office of Civil Rights in hopes of giving the administration the “focus it needs to more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom.”

And although one side of this spectrum — the conservative side — is aided, it’s fair to question where this motion will leave the many patients who will seemingly fall between the cracks of proper and equal medical assistance.

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