NACN-USA Joins Coalition Opposing the HR5 the misnamed “Equality Act”
The bill would effectively mandate that all health care professionals perform and pay for “transition-affirming therapies” against their best medical judgment.
“Equality Act” – Coordinated by the Heritage Foundation, the NACN-USA joined the Pro-Life OBGYNs, Catholic Medical Association, National Catholic Bioethics Center, American College of Pediatricians, Christian Medical Association, and the Physicians Resource Council of Focus on the Family in co-signing a letter to the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives expressing multiple grave concerns with HR 5, the Equality Act which elevates sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories under the federal Civil Rights Act.
The bill includes no conscience protections and explicitly removes recourse to the Religious Freedom Protection Act (RFRA).
The letter was presented on the hill by Member and Past President, Dr. Marie Hilliard. The letter was re-circulated to the Education and Labor Committee on April 8, as they will be discussing the bill as well.