Protect Trans Health
According to the ACLU, the new rule would also remove "termination of pregnancy" as a reason to make a legal claim of sex discrimination in health care. Both the specific protections for transgender people and termination of pregnancy have been the subject of lawsuits and were stopped under federal injunction.
While there are other protections for transgender people in the ACA, repealing this part of the law could lead to further rollbacks later.
- The Protect Trans Health Campaign has a link to submit a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services and talking points to include.
- The National Women's Law Center.provides a way to contact the Department.
- The Protect Trans Health Campaign also has an FAQ on why the Health Care Rights Law matters, including statements of support from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the AMA.