HHS Sued Over Rule Shielding Anti-Abortion Health Workers

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 8:04 PM EDT) -- Almost two dozen states, cities and counties hit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a New York federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a rule meant to shield health care providers with moral or religious objections from having to take part in abortions, sterilization and certain other procedures.

The complaint from a host of Democratic state attorneys general, New York City, Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, took aim at the so-called Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care final rule, saying it flouted the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act. The plaintiffs, which are being led by New York...

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