An Obama-appointed judge on California’s liberal Ninth Circuit blocked a Trump administration policy that would allow employers with a “religious” or “moral” reason to refuse to provide birth control to its employees, as required under Obamacare.
On Sunday (Jan. 13), Judge Haywood S. Gilliam granted a preliminary injunction that will prevent private employers from opting out of the Obamacare mandate.
In his ruling (see below), Judge Gilliam claimed that “tens of thousands of women nationwide will lose contraceptive coverage” if the exemption is allowed.
The Obamacare rule mandating the free birth-control coverage was supposed to take effect on Monday, Jan. 14, but Gilliam temporarily blocked that.
Activist Judges Are Making Laws Again
The Department of Justice argued that the government has an obligation to “protect a narrow class of sincere religious and moral objectors from being forced to facilitate practices that conflict with their beliefs.”
That said, there’s a good argument to support free, mass birth control (especially for Democrats). Do you really want some of these people to procreate?
Birth Control Ruling by on Scribd
The lawsuit to oppose the Trump policy was filed by California’s showboating Attorney General, Xavier Becerra. He was later joined by 13 other Democrat attorneys general.
Naturally, Becerra released a statement claiming victory over the temporary injunction, insisting he’s a champion for women:
Employers have no business interfering in women’s healthcare decisions. But the Trump Administration is continuing to trample on women’s rights and access to care with this illegal final rule.
Women across the country have benefitted from the ACA’s cost-free birth control. California will continue the fight against any actions that attempt to restrict women’s access to affordable, quality healthcare.
Liberal 9th Circuit Has 80% Reversal Rate
It’s unlikely the preliminary injunction will stand once it gets appealed to the US Supreme Court, but the activist judges on the leftist 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have challenged anything President Trump does — even if the relief they get is temporary.
For the record, the Ninth Circuit’s rulings have a pitiful 80% reversal rate.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has made obstructing Trump the focal point of his life. Becerra is an open-borders liberal who supports California’s ambition to be a sanctuary state for millions of illegal aliens.
Calif. AG: California Must Be Sanctuary For Illegals
In March 2018, Becerra threatened to arrest Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins for doing her job by upholding federal immigration laws.
Sheriff Hutchins said Becerra doesn’t understand the law, which she’s required to do in order to protect residents of her county.
“I don’t think he understands what the law says. What I’m doing is entirely within the confines of the law, and I’m doing what I think is important for my constituents.
It’s a public safety issue to me. It’s not about immigration at all. It’s about individuals who have committed violent crimes.”
Hutchins said it’s ridiculous that Becerra wants the police to look the other way when they come across an illegal immigrant who has committed a violent felony simply because California wants to be a “sanctuary state” for illegal aliens.
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