Consitutional Rights Legal Firm Obtains Emails Showing HHS Support for ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ in Prohibited States – EVOL

Health officials sought to ’remove barriers’ like parental consent.

A constitutional rights litigation firm has obtained internal emails revealing the Biden administration’s efforts to find ways around state bans on gender transition medical procedures.

In February, American First Legal (AFL) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its alleged refusal to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in handing over communications regarding HHS Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine and transgender clinics, according to the AFL’s press release.

In March 2023, the AFL began its investigation into the HHS by filing a FOIA request after Mr. Levine publicly stated that the federal government—including President Joe Biden—supports medical transitioning of children.

The litigation eventually brought forth emails revealing that “the Biden Administration is trying to radically change governmental data and statistics on sex in the name of ‘gender identity,’” the AFL said.

In one email, Mr. Levine told former Region 10 HHS Regional Director Ingrid Ulrey that his “heart goes out to our LGBTQ brothers and sisters” after legislation passed prohibiting the medical transitioning of children.

“We are continuing to push this issue nationally and will keep you up to date with our plans,” Mr. Levine wrote.




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