The judge won’t allow businesses to cut birth control coverage to their employee’s because THEY themselves object to concept of contraception/birth control, which the Trump admin has tried to do….
The Trump admin rule change was challenged by a wide number of states….
A federal judge on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules that would allow most businesses to opt out of covering contraception for their employees if they have moral or religious objections.
Judge Haywood Gilliam blocked the rules, which were set to go into effect on Monday, in California, Washington, D.C. and 12 other states. Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary injunction from those states, but limited the ban’s scope to only the case’s plaintiffs.
Attorneys general in Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington state and the District of Columbia joined Becerra’s request for an injunction.
“The law couldn’t be more clear — employers have no business interfering in women’s healthcare decisions,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement on Sunday. “Today’s court ruling stops another attempt by the Trump Administration to trample on women’s access to basic reproductive care.”…..
Second Judge rules against Trump admin on birth control….
The ruling applies nationally unlike the first judges action which applies to certain states….
As in other insistences …
Federal judges have blocked Trump’s action’s when Congressional lawmakers have not….
A federal judge in Pennsylvania put a nationwide block on Trump administration rules that would have allowed virtually any employer to deny workers’ birth control coverage, one day after a federal judge halted the rules in a group of states.
In her ruling Monday afternoon, Judge Wendy Beetlestone sided with a group of Democratic attorneys general challenging the administration’s policy as unconstitutional and in violation of the Affordable Care Act. The Trump rules, which would allow employers broad leeway to claim a religious or moral objection to covering birth control, were set to take effect Monday.
Beetlestone’s ruling is more sweeping than a similar decision Sunday night in a different court. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California issued a partial injunction blocking the policy from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C., that were behind a separate lawsuit.
“Today’s ruling is a victory for the health and economic independence of women in Pennsylvania and across America,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who led the lawsuit, said in a statement. “Women need contraception for their health because contraception is medicine, pure and simple.”….