Supreme Court sides with Trump in birth control opt-out case
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration in its effort to allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act. The high court on Wednesday said 7-2 the administration acted properly when it allowed more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of covering birth control. We hold today that the Departments had the statutory authority to craft that exemption, as well as the contemporaneously issued moral exemption. We further hold that the rules promulgating these exemptions are free from procedural defects, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote. As a result of the Obama-era health law most employers must cover birth control as a preventive service, at no charge to women, in their insurance plans.
How a Woman Exposed the Black-Market Baby Ring She Was Adopted Through: 'Keep Digging'
Blasio was one of about 200 infants placed in an illegal black-market baby ring run out of a small Georgia clinic by Dr. Thomas J. Hicks during the 1950s and 1960s. Id been doing the search for myself for so long, Blasio said. There was a big media circus, Hicks babies came forward, adoptive parents came forward, she said. This is a dark story; Dr. Hicks was selling babies lying to mothers, but its a story of restoration Hicks babies finding their truth. If youre an adoptee or theres something in your life that youre looking to find truth in, dont stop, she said.