A US judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administrative rules, which would allow more employers from providing women with no-cost birth control, intervenes in 13 States and Washington, DC (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
A Federal judge in California partly the trump administration, on Sunday blocked the enforcement of rule changes which would allow more employers from providing women with no-cost birth control.
Judge Haywood Gilliam granted, will not prevent a request for a preliminary injunction by California, 12 other States and Washington, DC, The plaintiffs tried, that the rules of attacks, as planned, on Monday, during a court moving proceedings forward.
But Gilliam has limited the scope of the decision to the plaintiff and rejected their request that he block the rules nationwide.
The changes will allow more employers, including publicly traded companies from providing no-cost contraceptive coverage to women by claiming religious objections. Some private employers might object on moral grounds.
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California and the other States argue that women are forced to turn to state-funded programs for the birth control, and experience of unwanted pregnancies.
“The law could not be more clear — employers have no business interfering in women’s healthcare decisions,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement Sunday. “Today’s ruling is another attempt by the trump administration ended trample on women’s access to basic reproductive care. It is 2019, but the trump card of the administration is still trying to roll back women’s rights. Our coalition will continue to fight to ensure that women have access to reproductive health care is guaranteed under the law.”
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The U.S. Department of Justice said in court documents that protect the rules “to a narrow class of sincere religious and moral objectors from being forced to facilitate practices that are in conflict with their beliefs.”
When issuing a request, which will be covered under ObamaCare, birth control services, at no additional cost. Obama officials exemptions for religious organizations. The trump administration expanded these exceptions and additional “moral convictions” as a basis for the provision of birth control services.
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At a hearing on Friday, Gilliam said, the changes would be to lose a “significant number” of women birth control coverage, which would change a “massive price.”
The judge previously blocked on a preliminary version of the rules — a decision that was upheld in December by an appeals court.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.