Citing ‘Potentially Dire Public Health Consequences,’ Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Birth Control Rules
The Trump administration issued a rule in October that made it easier for employers to avoid paying for birth control coverage for its workers due to "moral or religious" objections.
Second Federal Judge Halts Trump's Birth Control Rule
A second federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the Trump administration rule that makes it easier for employers to deny contraceptive coverage on moral or religious grounds — a requirement under Obamacare. Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr., of the the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued a preliminary injunction suspending the president's directive, which allowed virtually any employer to claim a religious or moral objection to covering birth control. (Colliver, 12/21)
Second Judge Halts Trump Rollback Of ObamaCare Birth Control Rule
Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. granted the injunction Thursday in the District Court for the Northern District of California. The ruling comes on the heels of a similar injunction made by a federal judge in Pennsylvania last Friday. (Weixel, 12/21)