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Federal judge strikes down Trump 'conscience rule' for healthcare

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(Worthy News) - A federal judge has struck down a Trump administration rule that would have allowed for healthcare workers to refuse to provide or refer to sterilizations, abortions, and medically assisted suicide if doing so violated their faith.

The order, handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in New York, blocks the rule from going into effect on its scheduled Nov. 22 enforcement date. The decision is the latest in a string of court decisions that have gotten in the way of the Trump administration's actions to protect religious liberty.

Engelmayer, a nominee of Barack Obama, wrote in his 147-page order that the rule "represents a classic solution in search of a problem." In crafting the rule, federal agencies violated administrative procedures and ignored public comments, he wrote. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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