Judge blocks Trump birth con­trol rules

Penticton Herald - - WORLD -

OAK­LAND, Calif. — A U.S. judge has blocked Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion rules, which would al­low more em­ploy­ers to opt out of pro­vid­ing women with no-cost birth con­trol, from tak­ing ef­fect.

Judge Hay­wood Gil­liam on Sun­day granted a re­quest for a pre­lim­i­nary in­junc­tion by Cal­i­for­nia, 12 other states and Washington, D.C.

The plain­tiffs sought to pre­vent the rules from tak­ing ef­fect as sched­uled on Mon­day while a law­suit against them moved for­ward.

But Gil­liam re­jected their re­quest that he block the rules na­tion­wide.

Cal­i­for­nia and the other states ar­gue that the changes would force women to turn to state-funded pro­grams for birth con­trol and lead to un­in­tended preg­nan­cies.

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