Wesley J. Smith: HHS Rule Would Have Prohibited Discrimination Against Babies with Disabilities

(NRO) – Working until the last minute, the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services has published a proposed rule that would protect babies born prematurely from death — including those who survive abortion — and disabled people generally from discrimination in the health-care context. From the OCR press release:

The proposed rule…updates and clarifies existing Departmental regulations to conform with statutory protections against disability discrimination, and establishes that HHS’ regulations:

  • Protect patients, including infants born alive whose parents or guardians consent to treatment, from disability discrimination…; CONTINUE