(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:
“The Trump-Pence Administration should be ashamed of itself for finalizing a rule that puts the lives of the most marginalized in danger during a global pandemic. Women, non-English speakers, LGBTQ people, and individuals who have had or are seeking abortion care are especially put at risk by this rule. This sanctioning of discrimination in health care is unlawful and immoral, and doing so while our country loses thousands of lives daily and health inequities across the board persist is especially egregious. No one should fear being turned away by a medical provider because of who they are or the personal health decisions they have made. This is beyond unacceptable, and we are prepared to take whatever action is necessary to ensure patients come first.”
Transgender Law Center, Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI), the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the National Women’s Law Center have teamed up to challenge this rule and we will do everything in our power to prevent it from taking effect.