Nevada joins states opposing President's birth control rollbacks

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's new Democratic attorney general has added the state to lawsuits aiming to block the Trump administration from rolling back Obama-era Affordable Care Act birth control requirements in employer-provided health insurance plans.

Attorney General Aaron Ford filed friend-of-the-court briefs Monday in Philadelphia and Oakland, California, to join lawsuits filed in 2017 by attorneys general in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California.

In one case, 22 states and the District of Columbia seek a court order to stop the federal government from letting employers with religious or moral objections withhold insurance coverage for contraceptive care and services.

A day after being sworn in, Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement supporting Ford's filings.

Sisolak says a woman's decision about health and medical care is a right, not a luxury.

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