As harmful gender ideology metastasizes in American medical institutions, physicians are in the crosshairs of a woke government.
In tonight's In-Depth Report, Church Militant's Aidan O'Connor takes a closer look at a legal group fighting for freedom.
Last week, Alliance Defending Freedom appealed to a federal court for permission to continue fighting sham-Catholic Biden's Health Department.
Late last year, a lower court dismissed ADF's case: American College of Pediatricians v. Becerra. And now, ADF is asking the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn that decision.
In the case, ADF is representing 3,000 physicians and health professionals from the American College of Pediatricians and the Catholic Medical Association.
The ADF is challenging a mandate issued by Biden's U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that forces doctors to perform life-altering, controversial and mutilating procedures on patients — regardless of the doctor's religious beliefs or moral objections.
Almost all, of these mutilating procedures — often hastily performed on underage patients — are irreversible.
The mandate pushes so-called gender reassignment surgeries for sexually confused adults and even children, leaving no room for medical professionals to object.
Doctors who refuse to comply could lose their jobs and possibly their medical licenses.
Biden's sham-Catholic Health Secretary Xavier Becerra leads the HSS and has a history of persecuting religious organizations.
Even the World Professional Association for Transgender Health admitted that close to 90% of children who are unsure of their sexuality — those experiencing so-called gender dysphoria — will naturally grow out of the phase.
ADF's senior counsel Julie Blake wrote, "President Biden's Health and Human Services department is grossly overreaching its authority and, in so doing, putting children's psychological and physical health in danger. Our clients are rightfully objecting on medical, ethical, religious, and conscientious grounds to this unlawful government mandate."
Blake spoke with Church Militant about the case.
Julie Blake, senior counsel, ADF:
This lawsuit is about asking for doctors to have the freedom to do what's best for patients and avoid harming them. Other courts across the country have recognized that doctors can sue to be free from these government mandates, and so we're confident that the appeals court will recognize the same thing once it looks at the law in our case.
While staff shortages abound in America's health care system, Biden's administration is making matters worse by targeting faithful and conscientious medical workers.
While the radical Left is making it easier and quicker to get mutilating surgery, it is also trying to ban reparative therapy for those victims who regret their hasty, life-changing decision.