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Office for Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS is charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws, health privacy laws and conscience laws. But the Office for Civil Rights under the Trump administration “has been greatly strengthening and expanding protections for health care providers who have religious- or conscience-based objections to procedures such as abortion.” Reports say that “the makeover appears radical, one that critics worry will jeopardize the care of pregnant women and transgender individuals, as well as others who could be denied certain procedures.”