Judge Blocks Religious Exceptions to ObamaCare

Dec 18, 2017

Obama-appointed federal Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Philadelphia temporarily blocked the Trump administration's recent rules which exempt nonprofits that have religious objections to the ObamaCare contraception and abortion drug and device mandate. “Courts do not have the authority to order the federal government to force religious nonprofits to provide free contraception and abortion drugs and devices,” said Mat Staver.

In the lawsuit, filed by the State of Pennsylvania, the judge said the Trump administration’s religious accommodation rules “would cause irreparable harm because tens of thousands of women would lose contraceptive coverage.” Seriously?

The Trump administration announced in October that employers will now be exempt from the ObamaCare requirement to provide insurance coverage for the contraception and abortion drug and device mandate if it conflicts with their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs.

The new rules provided relief to groups like Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious nonprofit organizations. In October, President Trump ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to allow for fairly broad-based religious and moral exemptions to the mandate.

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