Department of Health and Human Services Archives - Crux



  • Major pro-life advocate Charmaine Yoest appointed to key HHS role

    Major pro-life advocate Charmaine Yoest appointed to key HHS role

    • May 1, 2017

    Charmaine Yoest, Trump’s new appointment to HHS, served for years as president and CEO of Americans United for Life, a pro-life law organization that works to coordinate and support the advance of pro-life legislation, particularly at the state level. She is currently a senior fellow at American Values in Washington, D.C.

  • Transgender man says surgery denied at Catholic hospital

    Transgender man says surgery denied at Catholic hospital

    • Jan 7, 2017

    Jionni Conforti has sued St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., after he said it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy procedure he said was medically necessary as part of his gender transition. Conforti had scheduled the surgery in 2015, but he alleges in the federal lawsuit that a hospital administrator then told him the procedure to remove the uterus he was born with couldn’t be done because it was a “Catholic hospital.”

  • Catholic Benefits Association blasts federal transgender regulation

    Catholic Benefits Association blasts federal transgender regulation

    • Dec 25, 2016

    A regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services requires “coverage for gender transition services, hormonal treatments, counseling and surgeries that remove or transforms the sexual organs of men or women,” according to the Catholic Benefits Association.