Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Sues Trump Administration Over New Contraception Rules

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Sues Trump Administration Over New Contraception Rules

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Sues Trump Administration Over New Contraception Rules

Hundreds of thousands of women receive free contraceptives through employers' insurance plans as part of a requirement in the Affordable Care Act.

But despite this, there have been prolonged efforts from those opposed to the 2012 mandate, including a 2014 Supreme Court ruling that allowed for-profit companies to shift birth control coverage costs to insurance companies, but still prevented any out of pocket costs.

Research done by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found that because of Obamacare's contraceptive coverage mandate, the number of women paying out-of-pocket for oral contraceptives dropped from over 21 percent to just 3 percent in the last three years.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined a list of law enforcement officials from across the country and women's groups in filing a lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration over the new contraceptive rules.

The Catholic Action League of MA praised Trump for "keeping his campaign promise to defend religious freedom".

Trump's administration issued the new rules October 6, allowing a broader group of employers and insurers to exempt themselves from covering contraceptives such as birth control pills on religious or moral grounds. They had to notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of their objection, and the government would arrange for their insurer to provide coverage directly, without a co-pay and without the employers' involvement.

When Obamacare was originally passed, it allowed certain religiously-affiliated organizations exemption from the mandate.

The lawsuit claims the new rules deny women equal protection under the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment and violate the First Amendment by elevating employers' religious beliefs over the constitutional rights of women. Lawsuits have also been filed in MA and California halting the legislation from being implemented on the basis that it violates the First Amendment regarding the government's respect of establishment of religion.

Several states have filed suit against President Donald Trump's new executive order on birth control.

In fact, it is that notion expressed by Healey - that only by having access to no-cost contraception are women able to "care for" themselves - that got the nation into this mess.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Stephen Curry admits he'll pick Warriors teammates if chosen as All-Star captain

    Stephen Curry admits he'll pick Warriors teammates if chosen as All-Star captain

    If it's about winning, there shouldn't be a surprise that he wants to choose the players he wins with on a regular basis. It's a different type of setup and a different look, especially on the court".

    Plusieurs personnes blessées dans une fusillade à Trelleborg — Suède

    Les forces de l'ordre avaient dans un premier temps fait savoir que quatre individus, tous des hommes, avaient été blessés. De son côté, la police a affirmé, dans un communiqué, avoir " trouvé plusieurs personnes avec des blessures par balle".
    Pourquoi il pose problème à l'Assemblée nationale — Drapeau européen

    Pourquoi il pose problème à l'Assemblée nationale — Drapeau européen

    Le peintre strasbourgeois et agent au Conseil Arsène Heitz (1908-1989) travaille dans les années 50 sur plusieurs projets de drapeau européen.
  • Channing Tatum's X-Men spin-off Gambit lands director, release date

    Channing Tatum's X-Men spin-off Gambit lands director, release date

    Gambit always was known for being a romantic, so it's only appropriate that his movie is opening on Valentine's Day. Gambit has a script by Josh Zetumer and is produced by Tatum, Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner.
    Park shares three-way lead in Incheon

    Park shares three-way lead in Incheon

    Ko had six birdies against two bogeys in a round that may well have been a microcosm of her up-and-down 2017 season. When you're just scrambling, you're not going to play that great.
    Cypress Head Women's Golf Association supports Breast Cancer Awareness month

    Cypress Head Women's Golf Association supports Breast Cancer Awareness month

    The 46-year-old actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and used Instagram to chronicle her cancer treatment . Shock, denial, acceptance, anger, resentment, rebellion, fear, appreciation, beauty.
  • 'It takes two to tango'

    'It takes two to tango'

    On October 2, a boy and a teenage girl were killed after the Pakistani troops started firing near Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
    Far Too Early For Relegation Talk Says Clement

    Far Too Early For Relegation Talk Says Clement

    Swansea City manager Paul Clement insists that it is too early to suggest that his side are in a relegation battle , despite sitting in the bottom three.
    Giroud dépasse Benzema avec son 28e but — France-Biélorussie

    Giroud dépasse Benzema avec son 28e but — France-Biélorussie

    Karim Benzema absent depuis deux ans en équipe de France a été dépassé par Olivier Giroud au classement des buteurs des Bleus. Antoine Griezmann a ouvert le score (1-0, 27e) et Olivier Giroud a inscrit le 2e but des Bleus (2-0, 33e).
  • Q3 2017 Earnings Forecast for MetLife, Inc. (MET) Issued By FBR & Co

    After $1.30 actual EPS reported by Metlife Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.00% negative EPS growth. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: "MetLife: There Is Still Room For Shares To Run" on September 24, 2017.

    Crude Oil Steadies After EIA Inventories

    The API reported an increase of about 2.03 million barrels in distillate inventories for the week ended October 6. US commercial crude oil inventories decreased by 2.8 million barrels from the previous week, the EIA said.
    Dana White Has Spoken With Vince McMahon Amid Conor McGregor Rumours

    Dana White Has Spoken With Vince McMahon Amid Conor McGregor Rumours

    White then read out the remainder of message out loud, saying: "It's news to me . White said that McMahon wrote back and said, " News to me ".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.