U.S. judge partially blocks Trump administration birth control rules
Tue, 01/15/2019 – 16:05
U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Oakland, CA, approved on Sunday a request for a preliminary injunction that partially blocks some Trump administration rules that permit employers to opt out of providing health insurance that covers birth control for women from taking effect. The rules, set to take effect on January 14, would enable businesses or nonprofit groups to get exemptions to an Affordable Care Act requirement for contraceptive coverage on a moral or religious basis. The request for a preliminary injunction, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asked for a nationwide injunction; however, Gilliam limited his decision to the states challenging the rules. In addition to California, these states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. While he did not reach a final decision in the matter, Gilliam indicated the rules probably were in violation of federal law.
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