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Another federal judge blocks Trump's birth control coverage rollback

Packs of contraceptive pills.
Packs of contraceptive pills. Photo: Getty Images

A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Monday imposed a temporary nationwide ban on Trump administration rules that would have allowed most employers to opt out of the Affordable Care Act's requirements to provide no-cost birth control coverage in their insurance plans.

Why it matters: The rollback would have allowed employers not to grant their workers cost-free contraceptives, citing religious and moral objections. In a separate ruling Sunday, a California judge issued a partial injunction that blocks the policy from taking effect in Washington, D.C., and 13 states while the lawsuit moves forward.

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