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Federal judge blocks Trump rollback of ObamaCare birth control mandate

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A federal judge in Pennsylvania temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s recent rules allowing moral and religious exceptions for ObamaCare’s birth control requirement. 
 
The injunction comes after state Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against the administration, arguing the changes to the mandate undermine women’s health. 
 
{mosads}Judge Wendy Beetlestone ruled that the state is “likely to suffer serious and irreparable harm in the absence of a preliminary injunction.”
 
ObamaCare requires that most companies cover birth control as preventive care for women at no additional cost. 
 
The Trump administration rolled back the requirement earlier this year, arguing that it infringed on the religious and moral rights of some businesses. 
 
Other Democrat-led states have also sued the administration, including California. 
 
 
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