Trump administration adds HHS unit allowing ‘religious freedom’ rights for workers

Critics slammed the move as a "license to discriminate" against women and LGBTQ Americans.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it’s forming a new division to protect health workers who object to certain procedures based on their religious beliefs — a move that critics are saying could give health workers a “license to discriminate.”

The , part of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, will be tasked with “[enforcing] our nation’s

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