A Texas court has struck down a healthcare mandate that would reportedly force doctors to perform transgender surgeries on patients, including children, even if it’s against the doctor’s medical judgment. The court ruling comes after eight states, an association of nearly 18,000 doctors, and a Catholic hospital system challenged the federal regulation.

“This is a common-sense ruling: The government has no business forcing private doctors to perform procedures on children that the government itself recognizes can be harmful and exempts its own doctors from performing,” said Lori Windham, senior counsel at Becket Law, which filed a lawsuit against the new federal regulation. FULL REPORT