HHS Accountability Project

EPPC’s HHS Accountability Project is dedicated to monitoring the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and holding it accountable to its mission: furthering the health and well-being of all Americans. HHS is the largest federal agency by budget, and its programs and activities directly touch more lives than any other government bureaucracy. But the proper pursuit of its mission depends on an authentic understanding of the human person and a sound understanding of the legal protections to which Americans are entitled. The HHS Accountability Project’s goals include:

  • Ensuring human beings are recognized as worthy of protection from conception until natural death regardless of disability, age, or circumstances of birth.
  • Ensuring abortion and assisted suicide are never accepted or recognized as health care.
  • Preventing ideology from distorting science on questions of human identity and human flourishing.
  • Respecting conscience and religious freedom of health and human services providers and beneficiaries alike.

EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Severino, EPPC Fellow David Gortler, and EPPC Fellow Rachel N. Morrison serve in the HHS Accountability Project.


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EPPC Scholar Files Brief Asking Supreme Court to Restore Religious Accommodation Protections for Employees

Rachel N. Morrison

Without intervention by the Court, Hardison will continue to effectively nullify the vital religious protections guaranteed by Title VII.

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/ September 26, 2022

Businesses Should Think Twice About Abortion Benefits

Rachel N. Morrison

Corporations’ abortion travel benefits may constitute pregnancy discrimination and disability discrimination.

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FOX News / September 21, 2022

EPPC Scholars Submit Comment Opposing Proposed Title IX Rule

Rachel N. Morrison

On September 12, EPPC Fellow Rachel N. Morrison and Kate O’Beirne Senior Fellow Mary Rice Hasson submitted a public comment opposing a proposed rule…

PDF / September 13, 2022

HHS Imposes Transgender Mandate in Health Care

Rachel N. Morrison

In accord with the Biden administration’s “health equity” and gender identity policy priorities, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new nondiscrimination regulations under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act .

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The Federalist Society / September 8, 2022

The Medical Community Should Care About Biden’s Proposed Title IX Regulations

Rachel N. Morrison

HS is using a nondiscrimination law to push a medical standard of care.

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National Review Online / August 31, 2022

EPPC Scholar Meets with Federal Officials to Oppose a Proposal to Eliminate Protections for Faith-Based…

Rachel N. Morrison

Despite broad protections for faith-based contractors in law, the proposal would limit which contractors can qualify for religious exemption and would prohibit faith-based contractors from making employment decisions based on sincere religious beliefs and tenets.

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Biden Education Department’s Fake Punt on Women’s Sports

Rachel N. Morrison

Nowhere do the proposed regulations explicitly state that participation in sex-specific sports must (or may) be based on biological sex

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Newsweek / August 9, 2022