U.S. choose voids Trump-backed ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare staff

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NEW YORK (Information) – A federal choose in Manhattan on Wednesday declared void a rule backed by the Trump administration that might make it simpler for docs and nurses to keep away from performing abortions on spiritual or ethical grounds.

The 147-page resolution by U.S. District Decide Paul Engelmayer on the so-called “conscience” rule got here in a lawsuit by greater than 20 U.S. states and municipalities, which stated enforcement may undermine their potential to offer efficient healthcare with out jeopardizing billions of a yr in help.

Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Enhancing by Chizu Nomiyama