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Obama-appointed judge blocks Trump admin rule defunding Planned Parenthood

EUGENE, April 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — On Monday, a federal judge blocked a Trump administration attempt to prevent federally funded health care providers from referring pregnant women for abortions, describing the new policy as “madness.” U.S. district court judge Michael McShane, who was appointed during the Obama administration, issued a nationwide injunction against a new Trump administration so-called Final Ruling or Protect Life Rule that clarifies how federally funded health care and contraceptive providers may relate to abortion providers. The new rule was scheduled to go into effect on Friday. “Should the Final Rule go into effect in mere days, […]