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California AG pledges to defend birth control insurance coverage

California AG pledges to defend birth control insurance coverage

Before the law took effect in 2012, one in three women struggled to afford her birth control prescription each month, which can cost up to $50 a pack for the pill and much more for long-acting methods like the IUD.

The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the Health and Human Services' contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious nonprofits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception. The rules expand the types of entities that can claim moral or religious exemptions to the so-called birth control mandate.

A leaked draft of the policy came to public light in June, a month after the president signed an executive order he said was meant to "restore" religious liberty.

Birth control should be free, but instead the Trump administration is reportedly about to make it even harder for some women to obtain. "This is an unacceptable attack on basic health care that the vast majority of women rely on", Richards said in a statement.

The administration lists among its reasons for rolling back the Obama-era requirement that it could promote "risky sexual behavior" among teens and young adults.

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Las Vegas shooter booked hotel during Lollapalooza
In a statement released on Thursday, the Blackstone Hotel said that it's cooperating with the authorities in the investigation. Hundreds of thousands of spectators attended, including Malia Obama , daughter of the ex-us president Barack Obama.

The Obamacare provision required almost all employers to include a wide range of birth control methods in their healthcare plans, ensuring 55 million American women-according to the National Women's Law Center-had access to birth control and other preventive services without out-of-pocket costs. The Supreme Court told the Obama administration in April 2016 that it must find a way to accommodate religious employers while also guaranteeing that women continue to receive full and equal contraception coverage, regardless of where they work.

Employers began filing lawsuits against the administration over the mandate. The requirement to provide FDA-approved contraception at no cost was long opposed by religious groups that heavily favored Trump, and has been wrapped up in legal challenges for more than five years.

The exemption will be available to for-profit companies, whether they are owned by one family or thousands of shareholders.

Rienzi explained this is actually about the ninth or 10th version of the rule regarding the issue the Obama administration used for an "unnecessary and divisive culture war".

The 163-page document was released by the government on Friday, and was attracting comments from both sides.

President Donald Trump's administration Friday refuted his predecessor's insistence that religious organizations pay for contraceptives for their employees in violation of their faith, with a new proposed rule that creates an exemption for them.

Sheriff: Did Las Vegas Shooter Get Radicalized?
They say their sister was "madly in love" with Paddock and will be forever haunted by what her partner has done. She is believed to have been visiting family. "Only Marilou can maybe help", the sister says.

Cardinal DiNardo and Bishop Lori said the decision was "good news for all Americans", noting that a "government mandate that coerces people to make an impossible choice between obeying their consciences and obeying the call to serve the poor is harmful not only to Catholics but to the common good".

Dr. Abigail Cutler of the CT chapter of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said contraception "is an integral part of preventive care" and added that it is "a medical necessity for women during approximately 30 years of their lives". "It's a unsafe intrusion into a woman's privacy and her ability to get the care she needs", she said.

"If you truly want to reduce the need for abortion, invest in women's health and preventative care". "It prevents adolescent pregnancies".

Trump's executive order directed the attorney general to "issue guidance interpreting religious liberty protections in federal law" in order "to guide all agencies in complying with relevant federal law".

"This appears to be a common sense, balanced rule and a great step forward for religious liberty", he said.

A principal author of the rules, Matthew Bowman, a top lawyer at the Department of Health and Human Services, represented March for Life in 2014 when he was a lawyer at the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal advocacy group.

Tesco to pay first dividend since 2014-15 crisis, profit up 27%
Tesco said the resumption of its dividend after a three year break "reflects improved performance and board confidence". The company had net debt of 3.3 billion pounds by August 26.

The ACLU lawsuit was filed in concert with the Service Employee International Union-United Health Care Workers West (SEIU-UHW).


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