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‘Here we go again’: Judge blocks Mississippi ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

Abortionrights activist gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the recent abortion laws passed across the country in recent weeks. Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Washington, D.C. Aurora Samerio | NurPhoto | Getty Images A federal judge in Mississippi on Friday temporarily blocked a state law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is… Read More »

Judge: Women could lose birth control coverage under rule

A U.S. judge said Friday that a “substantial number” of women would lose free birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump administration that allow more employers to opt out of providing the benefit on religious and moral grounds. Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment at a continuing hearing over California’s attempt to block… Read More »

Federal judge says HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded legal authority in setting 340B drug payment rates

A federal court has sided with the American Hospital Association and others in ruling that the Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully cut payment rates for certain outpatient drugs. HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded his legal authority in setting new reimbursement rates in the outpatient prospective payment system rule for 2018, United States District… Read More »