However, the injunction only applies to the coalition of 13 Democratic States and the District of Columbia in which the lawsuit was filed.
In his ruling, Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr. said states are "potentially threatening" public health and public finances from the implementation of the final clauses. He points out that states must be faced with increased costs for preventing the treatment of residents in clinics and a higher rate of unintentional pregnancies, in the meantime, legitimate businesses can still claim exemptions or one-off
"The law could not be clearer – employers do not have a business meddling in women's health decisions," said Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who led the group. "Today's court ruling stops another attempt The Trump Government Trample on Women's Access to Basic Reproductive Care. "
California and Pennsylvania lawyers appeared in separate county courts last week to challenge the Trump government's rules, adding more employers you would receive exceptions from the decree the Affordable Care Act, which requires you to insure contraceptives without co-payers.
A Pennsylvania Attorney's spokesman did not return promptly on Sunday to comment on the status of the lawsuit.
In those states that are not part of the lawsuit, the rules are scheduled to enter into force on January 1
The first would allow nonprofit and for-profit employers, including listed companies, to obtain exemption based on their religious beliefs. The second would allow all but public companies to obtain exemption on moral grounds. State employers can not apply for exceptions.
Under the Obama administration, a very limited number of employers – especially churches and some other religious organizations – could
Some others, such as religious universities or hospitals, could seek shelter to provide cover, but their workers could still receive contraceptives from the insurer or from the manager of the employer plan.
Democratically-led states have successfully challenged Trump's transitional federal rules, and Pennsylvania won a nationwide ruling at the end of 2017. California, which led a coalition of blue states, also won efforts to end the transitional rules, though hl recently appealed its jurisdiction to the five states that brought the lawsuit.