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New Faith-Based Trump Rule Lets Doctors Refuse To Perform Abortions and Transitions

President Donald Trump announced a new rule Thursday that would protect medical providers who object to certain procedures, such as abortions and gender transitions, for moral or religious reasons, threatening trans people and patients seeking reproductive health care. “Just today we finalized new protections of conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, students and faith-based […]

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Trump’s EPA To Weaken Rule Limiting Coal Plant Mercury Emissions

President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency is relaxing Obama-era rules preventing coal-fired power plants from releasing mercury and other dangerous pollutants into the air.  The proposed change ― which EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler signed on Thursday and will be up for 60 days of public comment before a final […]