WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration in its effort to allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act.
The high court on Wednesday said the administration acted properly when it allowed more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of covering birth control.
The Obama-era health law said most employers must cover birth control as a preventive service, at no charge to women, in their insurance plans.
The government had estimated that the Trump administration rule changes would cause about 70,000 women, and at most 126,000 women, to lose contraception coverage in one year.
By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press