Federal Court Rules for Shapiro, Stops Trump’s Removal of Birth Control Mandate
A federal judge in Pennsylvania place an injunction stopping President Trump’s move to allow moral and religious exceptions to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate after Attorney General Josh Shapiro challenged it in court.
Judge Wendy Beetlestone placed the injunction saying Pennsylvania is “likely to suffer serious and irreparable harm in the absence of a preliminary injunction” according to The Hill.
Shapiro argued that Trump had overstepped his authority and was attempting to stop women from making their own choices about their health.
“If women forgo contraception because of cost, there will be more abortions,” Dr. Cynthia Chuang of Penn State testified on Thursday according to Courthouse News.
Federal lawyers argued that there are many exemptions in federal law and to not allow this one would be “extraordinary.”