Trump administration plans action against California over abortion-coverage mandate

by Jordyn Pair · Jan 24th, 2020 10:37 am

The Trump administration is planning to announce action against California on Friday over the state's requirement that insurers cover abortions, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

The administration is expected to say that the California's requirement violates a federal law that prohibits government entities receiving federal money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discriminate against health organizations because they do not provide abortion or abortion coverage.

States could be denied federal funding if they violate amendments that protect opponents of abortion, according to the Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.

? California's law was previously challenged by the Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit, but the lawsuit was dismissed.

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