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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:22 AM

Federal judge throws out Massachusetts challenge to Trump birth control rules

Source: The Hill




BY JESSIE HELLMANN - 03/13/18 10:54 AM EDT

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by the Massachusetts attorney general challenging the Trump administration's rollback of ObamaCare's birth control requirements.

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton said the state lacks standing to sue because it already requires that employer health plans cover contraception regardless of changes in federal policy.

The Trump administration in October issued a rule allowing for-profit and nonprofit employers and insurers to stop covering birth control if they had moral or religious objections. Massachusetts was one of several states that sued over the changes.

Judges in California and Pennsylvania issued preliminary injunctions blocking the administration from enforcing the changes in December.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/378107-federal-judge-throws-out-massachusetts-challenge-of-trump-birth-control

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:19 PM

1. More sabotaging of Obamacare by Trump.




....ObamaCare mandated that employers offer health insurance that covers birth control without a co-pay, with exemptions for houses of worship and some companies. The Trump administration's rule significantly broadened those exemptions.

Anti-abortion groups and Republicans praised the administration's changes to the mandate, arguing that it imposed on the rights of employers like Catholic hospitals and charities.

The Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group based in D.C., called the Massachusetts decision "another win for the most Pro Life administration in history."

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:20 PM

2. Not pro life but, rather Anti Choice

We are more pro life than any republican. Call it what it is: Anti Choice by folks who donít trust women

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