CV NEWS FEED // A federal court on Wednesday ordered the Biden administration to pay $65,000 in attorneys’ fees for denying women family planning services through insurance provided under the Affordable Care Act.
The Biden administration “illegally” deprived women of the option of “fertility awareness-based methods of family planning as part of health insurance coverage required under the Affordable Care Act, leaving women only with coverage for contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and devices,” Alliance Defending Freedom reported.
“The Biden administration can’t impose its own preferred contraceptive methods on all women without explanation and without even allowing a real public comment period, as required by law,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Julie Marie Blake in a statement.
“When it comes to family planning, countless women depend on fertility awareness-based methods to help them raise families in a manner consistent with their unique needs,” Blake added. The “successful resolution of this case benefits all women who may wish to use fertility awareness-based methods and can now keep their preferred doctor and insurance coverage.”
CatholicVote Vice President Joshua Mercer said the case showed clearly the disingenuousness of the Biden administration’s abortion rhetoric. “I hope everyone is clear now on what they mean by ‘reproductive healthcare,’” he said. “No, it never means any real, life-affirming medical service. To the Biden administration, ‘reproductive healthcare’ means abortions, and contraception, and abortion pills, and nothing else.”