Rachel N. Morrison

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Rachel N. Morrison is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project. An attorney, her legal and policy work focuses on religious liberty, health care rights of conscience, the right to life, nondiscrimination, and civil rights.

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Rachel N. Morrison is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project. An attorney, her legal and policy work focuses on religious liberty, health care rights of conscience, the right to life, nondiscrimination, and civil rights.

Before joining EPPC, Ms. Morrison served as an Attorney Advisor and Special Assistant to General Counsel Sharon Fast Gustafson at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she focused on religious discrimination issues and was a member of the General Counsel’s Religious Discrimination Work Group. Before that, she served as Litigation Counsel for Americans United for Life and as a Constitutional Law Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, defending the right to life and religious freedom for all. She also clerked on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Ms. Morrison’s legal analysis has been published in the Seton Hall Law Review, the Pepperdine Law Review, and the Ave Maria Law Review, as well as various other print media outlets.

Ms. Morrison earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. She received her B.A. in Mathematics and Speech Communication, summa cum laude, from Whitworth University (Spokane, WA). She is a member of the District of Columbia and the Washington State bars.

Ms. Morrison and her husband live in Washington, D.C.

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Department of Education Proposes Title IX Rule with Opportunity for Public Comment

Rachel N. Morrison

In line with the Biden administration’s equity and gender identity policy priorities, the Department of Education (ED) has proposed new regulations on Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs and activities.

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The Federalist Society Blog / July 26, 2022

EPPC Scholar Meets with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns over Anticipated Regulations for Faith-Based Organizations

Rachel N. Morrison

On Friday, July 15, 2022, EPPC Fellow Rachel N. Morrison met with federal government officials to discuss concerns over an…

 

The Biden Administration’s Post-Dobbs, Post-Roe Response

Rachel N. Morrison

The White House, HHS, DOJ, and other federal agencies have been issuing statements and policy positions under existing law at a steady pace.

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The Federalist Society / July 14, 2022

EPPC Files Brief in Support of Alabama Law Protecting Children from Harmful Transitioning Treatments

Rachel N. Morrison

The brief explains that there is no medical consensus regarding an authoritative standard of care for gender dysphoria or transitioning treatments and that such treatments can lead to serious harms, especially for children.

 

Biden Issues Executive Order Promoting “LGBTQI+” Policies

Rachel N. Morrison

President Joe Biden issued yet another executive order promoting his administration’s “LGBTQI+” policies.

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FedSoc Blog / June 23, 2022

EPPC Files Brief in Suit Challenging HHS Transgender Mandate

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC has filed a friend-of-court brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a mandate by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requiring healthcare providers under the guise of nondiscrimination to perform and provide insurance coverage for “gender-transition procedures.”

PDF / June 22, 2022

Biden DOJ Letter Pushes Transgender Misinformation and Implies Gender Dysphoria Is a Disability

Rachel N. Morrison

The very treatments pushed by the Biden administration as harmless and routine are, in fact, experimental and progressively sterilizing and irreversible.

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National Review Online / May 16, 2022

Gender Identity Policy Under the Biden Administration

Rachel N. Morrison

With the Equality Act facing difficult odds in the Senate, the Biden administration has imposed its gender identity policies through its regulatory and enforcement powers. These policies largely ignore competing interests or rights of women, children, and religious organizations and persons.

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EPPC Scholars Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns over Proposed Transgender Treatment Mandate for Veterans

Mary Rice Hasson

EPPC Kate O’Beirne Senior Fellow Mary Rice Hasson and Fellow Rachel N. Morrison met with federal government officials to discuss concerns over a proposal by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to remove the current exclusion for “gender alterations” from its medical benefits package. The scholars objected to the VA’s characterization that such care is “medically necessary” and that it is “consistent with medical industry standards.”

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EPPC Scholars Explain to HHS How Federal Government Promoted COVID-19 Health Misinformation

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC HHS Accountability Project Fellows Dr. David Gortler and Rachel N. Morrison submitted comment in response to a request for information by the Department of Health and Human Services on the impact and prevalence of “health misinformation” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EPPC Scholars Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns over Anticipated Section 1557 Rulemaking

Roger Severino

EPPC’s Roger Severino and Rachel N. Morrison met with HHS officials to discuss concerns over a new rule that could redefine standards of care by requiring doctors to perform experimental transgender surgeries (including on minors) against their ethical and medical judgment, and by requiring insurance plans to pay for such dangerous interventions.

 

EPPC Scholars Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Concerns over Proposed Rescission of Health Care Conscience…

Rachel N. Morrison

EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project Scholars Senior Fellow Roger Severino and Fellow Rachel N. Morrison met with federal government officials to discuss concerns over an upcoming proposal by the Department of Health and Human Services that would rescind health care conscience regulations.