Shapiro Sues Trump Over Contraceptive Care Decision
Attorney General Josh Shapiro is continuing his push back against the Trump administration’s decisions by filing a lawsuit over the administration’s decision to end guaranteed contraceptive coverage for women.
“The federal government – under the direction of the Trump Administration – broke the law and undermined the health and economic independence of American women,” Shapiro said in a release announcing the filing.
The case was filed in in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. Shapiro argues that the decision violates the 5th Amendment, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment, and the Administrative Procedure Act.
“As a result of these abuses, which replace evidence-based science and medical reasoning with political calculation, millions of women could be penalized and denied needed contraceptive care against the advice of science, public health and medical professionals,” Shapiro said.
Earlier this year, Shapiro joined 18 other states in suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to rescind the Borrower Defense Rule.