The Daily Mail – Planned Parenthood and some allied nonprofits sued the Trump administration Tuesday to block a new federal rule that would let healthcare workers refuse to perform abortions on moral or religious grounds.
Two lawsuits filed in Manhattan federal court said enforcing the conscience rule encourages discrimination. . . The groups argued that the rule would curb access to legal healthcare procedures that include abortions and life-saving treatments.
They also said the rule, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services and scheduled to take effect on July 22, would impose heavy costs on healthcare providers dependent on federal funding, which they could lose by refusing to comply.