Rollback Of Health Law’s Contraception Coverage Rules Temporarily Blocked By Judge
The administration's rules allowing employers to cite moral or religious objections to providing contraception coverage "conjured up a world where a government entity is empowered to impose its own version of morality on each one of us. That cannot be right," Judge Wendy Beetlestone says.
The Associated Press:
Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules On Birth Control
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama's health care law. (12/15)
The New York Times:
Court Temporarily Blocks Trump Order Against Contraceptive Coverage
In the lawsuit, filed by the State of Pennsylvania, the judge said the rules would cause irreparable harm because tens of thousands of women would lose contraceptive coverage. The Affordable Care Act contains no statutory language allowing federal agencies to create such “sweeping exemptions” to the law’s requirements to cover preventive services, Judge Beetlestone declared. (Pear, 12/15)