TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 15, 2019
A federal judge in Pennsylvania has paused Trump administration rules that would restrict the ability of some women to get birth control at no charge because their employers object on religious or moral grounds, The Washington Post reports. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued a nationwide preliminary injunction Monday afternoon, the same day the new policy was to take effect. The ruling does not permanently block the Trump policy, but stops it from going into effect while legal challenges are pursued. The Affordable Care Act says that people should be insured for preventive services without paying out-of-pocket fees — and that women’s health-care services must be included.