Judge: Women would lose birth con­trol cov­er­age

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A “sub­stan­tial num­ber” of women would lose free birth con­trol cov­er­age un­der new rules by the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion that al­low more em­ploy­ers to opt out of pro­vid­ing the cov­er­age, a U.S. judge said at a Fri­day hear­ing.

Judge Hay­wood Gil­liam ap­peared in­clined to grant a re­quest by Cal­i­for­nia and other states that he block the rules while the states’ law­suit moves for­ward. He said he would rule be­fore Mon­day, when the rules are set to take ef­fect. The changes would al­low more em­ploy­ers to opt out of pro­vid­ing no­cost con­tra­cep­tive cov­er­age to women by claim­ing re­li­gious ob­jec­tions.

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