This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Joe Biden has blinked in his fight to impose the transgender ideology across America, giving up on a case that sought to force religious doctors and hospitals to perform controversial body mutilations on patients.
According to a statement from Becket, the federal government had until Tuesday to appeal a lower court's adverse ruling in the case Sisters of Mercy v. Becerra.
It failed to do so.
"After multiple defeats in court, the federal government has thrown in the towel on its controversial, medically unsupported transgender mandate," explained Luke Goodrich, vice president, and senior counsel at Becket. "Doctors take a solemn oath to ‘do no harm,’ and they can’t keep that oath if the federal government is forcing them to perform harmful, irreversible procedures against their conscience and medical expertise."
The organization reported Biden declined to appeal a federal court ruling that stops the government "from forcing religious doctors and hospitals to perform controversial gender-transition procedures against their conscience and professional medical judgment."
The case was the second time a federal appeals court had blocked the administration’s orders and the second time Biden chose not to seek Supreme Court review.
The result is a precedent that protects religious doctors and hospitals across the country from suffering multimillion-dollar penalties for following their religious beliefs, conscience, and informed medical judgment.
The plans to demand Christian doctors provide horrific services to patients originated with Barack Obama.
"In 2016, the federal government reinterpreted the Affordable Care Act to require doctors and hospitals across the country to perform controversial gender-transition procedures, including on children, even when doing so would violate doctors’ consciences and could harm the patient," Becket explained.
"A coalition of Catholic hospitals, a Catholic university, and Catholic nuns who run health clinics for the elderly and poor sued the federal government to stop the mandate, and a federal court agreed that the mandate was unlawful and permanently blocked it from taking effect," the organization reported.
Later, the Eighth Circuit upheld the lower court’s decision.
Now, Biden has let the final deadline for appealing to the Supreme Court expire.
In the earlier case, Franciscan Alliance v. Becerra, Becket defended a religious hospital network sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration and the Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
Becket won that decision at the Fifth Circuit when Biden also failed to appeal.