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Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Trump’s ‘Conscience’ Rights That Allow Doctors to Refuse to Perform Abortions

A federal judge in New York has blocked a rule from the Trump administration that would allow doctors to refuse to perform abortions if it conflicts with their religious beliefs.

Obama-appointed District Judge Paul Engelmayer claimed that the rule “violated the Constitution’s spending clause by allowing the administration to cut off funds approved by Congress to providers who do not comply with the rule by forcing employees to perform services to which they object,” according to a report from The Hill.The rule was scheduled to go into effect on November 22, but Planned Parenthood and the state of New York filed lawsuits to stop it. The lawsuits argued that it would “allow discrimination” in the name of religious freedom.

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