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Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Trump’s Birth Control Restrictions Nationwide

HeadlineJan 15, 2019

In Pennsylvania, a federal judge blocked new rules from the Trump administration Monday that would have severely limited women’s access to reproductive care by allowing employers to opt out of an Affordable Care Act requirement to provide birth control as part of female employees’ healthcare. Judge Wendy Beetlestone wrote in her opinion, “The negative effects of even a short period of decreased access to no-cost contraceptive services are irreversible.” On Sunday, a judge in California issued a similar injunction, but it it only applied to the 13 states and the District of Columbia which were part of that lawsuit.

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