Judge blocks birth control ruling

National News

January 14, 2019 - 9:56 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

Judge Haywood Gilliam 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 today while a lawsuit against them moved forward.

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