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NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a 妇女联邦法院后生育自由全国的胜利扔了出去,昨天深夜,这会根据患者保护与平价医疗法案(使其成为女性在纽约和整个国家更难以进入堕胎服务王牌管理规则ACA). In January, 正规澳门赌场平台和加利福尼亚州总检察长泽维尔·贝拉共同牵头八个检察长联合在提起诉讼,以阻止美国健康和人类服务部从实施规则(HHS), which threatened to potentially kick millions of women off their health plans if they failed to comply with a technical billing issue related to abortion coverage. In March, 正规澳门赌场平台和司法部长贝塞拉共同领导的联合政府在要求联邦法院提供当今快速决策时,她的情况下提出一项动议的简易判决.

“从一开始,这个规则是由总统王牌异乎寻常的尝试和他的政府对控制妇女,使其难以为那些经济努力行使宪法的权限以堕胎,”说 Attorney General James。 “这一决定将立即停止对妇女的生育选择的王牌政府的反突击的选择,并允许数百万纽约妇女和全国其他地区的保留对自己的身体控制。当我们庆祝这个胜利,我们仍然对总统的对妇女的生育自由的持续攻击保持警惕,我们将随时准备战斗,以确保每一个女人是能够让她自己的生育选择“。

有关规则,要求合格的卫生计划,参与国家的交流,比如健康的纽约州,送两个独立的每月帐单的医疗保险费的支付非法重新诠释了ACA的部分1303 - 即使没有流产服务被提供 - 并收集来自所有消费者堕胎服务分开的每月付款。一个纸币本来为可归因于流产覆盖保险费金额(和本来需要的是至少一元),和一第二纸币会损害了溢价量归因于剩余的覆盖,这可能包括像初级医生服务约会,医院探访,并通过保险等服务。如果消费者错过甚至一个一元的付款,个别可能已经失去了对交换的所有健康保险。 HHS本身也承认,需要单独的票据和独立的支付会不可避免地导致混乱,把谁已经参加了一个合格的健康计划今年仅在失去覆盖,如果他们在不经意间未能就全额保费支付的风险超过16万个纽约人时间。 

昨天深夜,美国加州北区地区法院批准正规澳门赌场平台的议案简易判决,裁定的王牌政府的统治从之前HHS政策离去没有它“提供]一个合理的解释”为什么[HHS的]信念的进步或任何“上下文国会的意图。”法院接着指出,新的规则将有“增加了成本,创造了登记者的困惑,并冒着降低医疗保险(其中而违反[附] ACA的目的)” - 最后这条规则“是任意的,反复无常。”

Additionally, in April, 正规澳门赌场平台和司法部长贝塞拉共同领导的检察长在致函HHS的联盟,呼吁该机构撤销或进一步拖延的规则作为国家作战了冠状病毒病2019(covid-19)公共健康危机, and just earlier this month, Attorney General James and Attorney General Becerra co-led the sending of an additional letter to HHS after another interim rule did not delay this rule long enough.

Today’s action is just the latest in a long list of measures Attorney General James has taken to protect women’s reproductive freedom since taking office. In June, 正规澳门赌场平台领导的联合在美国提交的法庭简短为马里兰区地区法院 - 支持了原告在法庭短暂的申请,以支持原告的 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists et al. v. FDA et al.,要求法院从继续实行该部队的妇女亲自出现在临床环境中接受药物米非司酮早期流产或流产护理的要求停止王牌管理。

In April, Attorney General James led a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit — supporting the plaintiffs in Adams & Boyle, P.C., v. Slatery — as they fought to ensure women across the state of Tennessee could continue to access an abortion after executive orders in the state banned abortion, using COVID-19 as an excuse.

Also, in April, Attorney General James led a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit — supporting the plaintiffs in Robinson v. Marshall - 因为他们战斗保存获得生殖保健跨阿拉巴马州的妇女,行政命令后,在国家明令禁止几乎所有堕胎,采用冠状作为禁令的借口。

Earlier, in April, Attorney General James led a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit — supporting the plaintiffs in Little Rock Family Planning Services v. In re Leslie Rutledge - 因为他们在阿肯色州的战斗,以保护妇女获得程序堕胎,之后健康状况部门使用的紧急医疗秩序,禁止在阿肯色所有程序流产,使用covid-19作为推理的禁令。

Additionally, in April, 正规澳门赌场平台要求的三个健康保险公司 - 安泰,metroplus健康和奥斯卡的健康 - 立即检察长发现,这些公司拒绝遵守要求纽约州的法律办公室后避孕药的12个月的供应提供覆盖所有的健康保险公司提供这12个月的供应量 - 在covid-19大流行之中特别麻烦,因为许多纽约人失去工作,医疗保险覆盖面,并试图不必要的旅行限制药店。正规澳门赌场平台也发信给其他保险人在纽约,提醒他们对自己有义务提供12个月避孕覆盖下纽约的全面覆盖避孕的妇女的行为。

Even earlier, in April, Attorney General James led a multistate coalition in filing an amicus brief — in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit supporting the plaintiffs in Southwind Women’s Center LLC v. Stitt - 因为他们战斗保存整个俄克拉荷马州和工作获得生殖健康关爱女性从禁止在俄克拉何马州几乎所有的堕胎停止状态,使用covid-19公共健康危机为借口。

Prior to that, in April, Attorney General James and a coalition of attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court — in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania - 支持诉讼卫冕先前由下支付得起的医疗行为的规则,现在已经由王牌管理中创建广泛的宗教和良心豁免限制规定的避孕覆盖面和咨询要求. The old contraceptive rules benefited more than 62 million women across the country.

At the beginning of April, Attorney General James led a multistate coalition of attorneys general from around the nation in filing an amicus brief supporting the plaintiffs in Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, after the state of Texas issued a directive banning nearly all abortion services in the state, using the coronavirus as an excuse.

In late March, 正规澳门赌场平台致信两个美国健康和人类服务和美国能源部食品和药物管理局请求王牌政府免除或利用其自由裁量权不执行特定的名称,这就决定以及随后阻碍妇女医疗堕胎的处方药进入被称为米非司酮。正规澳门赌场平台呼吁王牌管理,使全国各地的女性可以更轻松地访问这个关键的医疗服务,而大流行使许多女性无法寻求亲自照顾。

Also, in March — at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — 正规澳门赌场平台呼吁联邦政府和各州在全国各地,以确保妇女获得安全,合法堕胎访问不危害或缩减为covid-19的传播的结果.

In January, Attorney General James filed an amicus brief, in Reproductive Health Services v. Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, challenging the constitutionality of several recently enacted abortion bans in the state of Missouri. 

Before that, in January, Attorney General James secured a victory for women in Rochester seeking to have an abortion without being harassed, threatened, or blocked before entering a clinic when a district court judge dismissed a lawsuit by anti-abortion activists seeking to bypass a 15-foot “buffer zone” outside a local Planned Parenthood facility.

Even earlier, in January, Attorney General James filed a multistate amicus brief in support of a lawsuit that seeks to protect a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion care without the burdensome restrictions imposed by Arkansas laws. The brief — filed in support of the plaintiffs in Little Rock Family Planning Services v. Leslie Rutledge现在美国的前第八巡回上诉法院 - 支持在阿肯色州的最后一个手术堕胎诊所,因为它挑战四大国有法会由禁止18周后堕胎,否则限制妇女的生殖保健访问限制妇女在阿肯色州访问堕胎的能力。 

In December 2019, 正规澳门赌场平台提交了法庭简短的防守保持充分和平等地获得下支付得起的医疗行为保证全国女性数以万计的生育控制权

Also, in December 2019, Attorney General James led a multistate amicus brief in support of a challenge by petitioners in the case June Medical Services v. Gee, challenging a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to maintain admitting privileges at a local hospital. In June, 正规澳门赌场平台得分帮助在美国的重大胜利这推翻了路易斯安那州的法律,这将保护妇女的全国各地的维持获得安全,合法堕胎的能力最高法院,因为是他们的宪法权利.

In October 2019, Attorney General James filed a multistate amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed by the Jackson Women’s Health Organization against the state of Mississippi, challenging a law that would prohibit abortions after as early as six weeks of pregnancy.

In September 2019, 正规澳门赌场平台率领支持由肯塔基州的诊所和医生提出了挑战的多态法庭简短的,具有挑战性的,将15周后,禁止医生从提供孕中期流产服务,采用最常见的和最安全的方法可用于妇女肯塔基州法律怀孕. In June 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court's permanent injunction against the law.

In August 2019, 正规澳门赌场平台在支持由整个妇女健康联盟反对印第安纳州提起诉讼,提起了多态法庭短暂的状态否认牌照诊所应用程序打开的堕胎诊所,将提供药物流产在南本德后.

In March 2019, 正规澳门赌场平台共同领导的21个国联盟在诉讼中具有挑战性的威胁下,联邦标题X资金提供基本服务的王牌政府的法规。规则 - 也被称为“插科打诨规则” - 放在医疗保健提供者的能力的非法和不道德的限制通过禁止转介堕胎和限制辅导与堕胎充分告知的提供给他们的生殖健康服务的病人。另一条款将要求那些谁执行堕胎物理分离他们的服务 - 一个昂贵的和潜在的需求是不可能的。 2020年5月, 正规澳门赌场平台和联盟在美国提交的法庭简短在由巴尔的摩市对王牌政府的标题X的规则提出了类似的诉讼第四巡回上诉法院.

Finally, Attorney General James is litigating the appeal in People ex rel. James v. Griepp to ensure that women who enter the Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens are not harassed, obstructed, or threatened by protestors.

Joining Attorney General James in filing this lawsuit were the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Oregon, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.