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Pelosi Statement on the Trump Administration’s New Refusals of Care and Anti-LGBTQ Rules

May 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s two new rules: a finalized rule allowing health care workers, pharmacies, insurance plans, and hospitals to refuse to provide care based on a personal belief, opening the door to widespread discrimination in health care, and a second expected rule denying transgender Americans their rightful civil rights protections under the ACA.

“These bigoted rules are immoral, deeply discriminatory and downright deadly, greenlighting open discrimination in health care against LGTBQ Americans and directly threatening the well-being of millions.  Make no mistake: this is an open license to discriminate against Americans who already face serious, systemic discrimination.

“Since Day One, this Administration has waged a cruel campaign of intolerance and discrimination targeting the civil rights of our most vulnerable communities.  House Democrats fully, flatly reject these attacks on LGBTQ Americans and on the rights of all Americans to get the health care they need and will fight these hateful actions.”