The deeply divided and hyperpartisan nature of the current Congress makes it difficult to pass meaningful legislation in Washington, D.C. However, the Trump administration continues to take executive actions to advance principles of life and liberty.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new rule “that would increase protections for medical workers’ religious liberty” under Obamacare. According to WORLD, the rule will “remove ‘gender identity’ as a component of sex discrimination,” protecting health care employees from being required to participate in morally objectionable practices like “sex reassignment” surgery.
On May 31, ABC News reported that a new Commission on Unalienable Rights has been created within the U.S. Department of State. The Commission “will provide [Secretary of State Mike Pompeo] ‘advice and recommendations concerning international human rights matters’” and “‘fresh thinking about human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.’”
On June 5, HHS announced that government scientists will no longer engage in research on human fetal tissue. In a press release, HHS stated that “‘promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration.’”
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms congratulates and thanks the Trump administration for these executive actions.