In my home state, Tennessee, there has been a long history of legislation meant to fulfill a religious agenda. Our public schools are now required to prominently display the national motto and public buildings are allowed to post the Ten Commandments.
As recent events have shown, eruptions of mass violence can occur just about anywhere. When that happens, victims need prompt, professional medical intervention – not refusals to help based on bogus claims of religious freedom.
“As we know from the firsthand accounts of our plaintiffs – health care providers who are on the front lines every day caring for patients – discrimination in health care is dangerous and lives are truly at stake. Confronted with these facts and the flurry of lawsuits showing how the Denial of Care Rule would irreparably harm health care providers and patients across the country, the Trump administration agreed to delay implementation."