POWER TO DECIDE APPLAUDS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ON RULES THAT WOULD LIMIT ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL

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POWER TO DECIDE APPLAUDS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ON RULES THAT WOULD LIMIT ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL

January 15, 2019
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(Washington, D.C.) — Yesterday, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued a preliminary nationwide injunction temporarily blocking the implementation of the Trump Administration’s final rules that would have limited the availability of birth control coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The finalized rules were issued by the Trump Administration last November and would have allowed employers to opt out of covering birth control in their insurance plans based on religious or moral objections.

Ginny Ehrlich, CEO, Power to Decide responded to the injunction saying:

“All women deserve access to the full spectrum of reproductive health services. No co-pay birth control coverage as a part of their insurance plans is a critical part of that access. Birth control is basic health care. We are pleased that at least for now, women will continue to have access to this essential component of care. The Trump Administration’s rules that will not be taking effect would limit impacted women’s access to birth control and as importantly, limit their ability to decide what’s best for their health. All women deserve the power to decide for themselves if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child.”

The injunction issued yesterday follows the decision from a federal court in California on Sunday, Jan. 13, which issued a limited injunction blocking these rules from going into effect in 13 states.

Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to ensure all people—no matter who they are, where they live, or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Please visit us at www.PowerToDecide.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.