Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A U.S. judge in California says new rules by the Trump administration would result in a substantial number of women losing birth control coverage.

Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment Friday during a hearing in Oakland to decide whether to block the rules.

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The changes set to go into effect on Monday would allow more employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing no-cost contraceptive coverage to women by claiming religious objections. Some private employers could also object on moral grounds.

The U.S. Department of Justice says the rules protect a small group of objectors from violating their beliefs.

California and other states argue that the changes would force women to turn to state-funded programs for birth control and lead to unintended pregnancies.

They want Gilliam to issue a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the rules.

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