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Administrators applaud delay of ‘conscience’ health care rule
San Francisco Chronicle

The Justice Department signaled Friday that the Trump administration would delay implementing a controversial rule that protects health care workers who refuse to provide services they object to on religious or moral grounds.

The decision by federal officials marks a win for San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who sued the administration over the proposed rule in May, saying it would be discriminatory and endanger people seeking access to services such as reproductive care, HIV treatment or contraception. Santa Clara County and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra are also suing the administration over the rule.