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Catholic groups pummel HHS secretary after heated exchange with GOP rep on transgender surgeries

Catholic groups and other conservative organizations are going after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra after a GOP lawmaker accused him of withholding federal funds from hospitals that do not perform transgender surgeries on religious grounds.

Rep. Mary Miller, R-N.Y., clashed with Becerra at a heated House hearing on Wednesday, demanding that he commit to not blocking federal dollars from doctors or hospitals "that refuse to provide the gender-affirming care that you're mandating if it violates their religious beliefs."

"You're going somewhere completely different. First, you're talking about how a doctor should have the rights to not offer particular care. Then you stretch it out to provide for the system-wide services… very different," Becerra said in a clip later shared by Miller.

Miller replied, "You've put out this guidance and doctors do need to know what are you going to do if they refuse to provide this care?"


"A doctor, if that doctor has religious objections, that doctor under these rules is not required to offer the care," Becerra said, adding doctors "don't get federal funding."

When Miller pressed him about the faith-based hospitals where many doctors work, he said, "If a health care facility is violating the law and not providing the service they're required to, they are not entitled to the resources."

Becerra told Miller earlier in the exchange, "If a provider for religious reasons objects, they are not forced to provide any particular service."

But Miller posted on X after the hearing, "After attempting to lie, HHS Secretary Becerra says the quiet part out loud. Joe Biden’s government

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