FILE PHOTO: A composite photo shows a protest march against abortion (L) and an abortion rights protester holding a sign in front of a demonstration against abortion on October 20, 201
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Department of Health (HHS) and its rivals have agreed Friday in a lawsuit in California to postpone the implementation of a rule that would allow medical professionals to have abortions refuse or other treatments for moral or religious reasons, according to a federal court filing.
The ruling, which was to come into effect on July 22, is now being postponed until November 22 for final examination, according to the notification.
The move took place after the government of President Donald Trump announced the rule in early May. It has also campaigned for several measures to curtail abortion in the United States and abroad.
Known as "Protection of Legal Conscience in Health Care"; Delegations of Authority ", the measure aims to protect the conscience and religious rights related to abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide.
Planned parenting and other nonprofit organizations offering family planning services argue that the rule, if implemented, would impose high costs on health care providers who depend on federal funds if they refuse to comply with it ,
Reporting by Katanga Johnson; Editing by Jonathan Oatis