Health and Human Services

Biden’s Removal of Employers’ Ability to Cite ‘Moral Objection’ for Contraception Coverage Could Target Religious Liberty

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced earlier this week that it was looking into removing employers’ ability to cite a moral objection to providing contraception in their employee insurance coverage under the Obamacare mandate, while legal experts warn that this could be the first step to removing religious exemptions as well.

New Study Shows Masks Have Minimal Effect on COVID-19 Infection Rates

Masks make "little to no difference," according to the study.

Utah Bans Sex Change Medical Interventions for Minors

The bill cites a lack of adequate evidence to support "gender-affirming" treatments and calls for a systematic review of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex change surgeries such as bilateral mastectomies for minors.

Utah Legislature Bans Transgender Surgeries for Children

Utah's Senate passed a bill banning transgender surgeries and drugs for minors.

Watchdog Says HHS Management of COVID Gain-of-Function Research ‘Does Not Fully Meet Key Elements of Effective Oversight’

HHS oversight of gain-of-function research “does not fully meet key elements of effective oversight" and "fell short in terms of transparency and performing reviews."

Biden Admin. Appoints Doctor Who Says Obesity Is ‘Genetic’ To Dietary Guideline Committee

President Joe Biden’s administration appointed Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, who claimed obesity was mostly genetic and not primarily driven by diet or exercise, to the Biden administration’s 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Abortions in Texas Drop Nearly 99% Since Overturning of Roe V. Wade

Abortions in Texas dramatically decreased in the months following the overturning of Roe v. Wade last June, according to recent state data.

Facebook Admits Suppressing ‘Often True’ Content on COVID-19 Vaccines

A Facebook executive told the White House that the social media platform not only suppressed “misinformation” but also took action against the “virality” of “often true” content on the COVID-19 vaccines.

Biden Extends COVID-19 Health Emergency Declaration

In September 2022, Biden said, "The pandemic is over."

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