A federal judge on Wednesday voided the Trump administration\u0026#039;s so-called \u0022conscience rule\u0022 that opponents said would have given healthcare providers license to discriminate.BREAKING: Today, a federal district court has BLOCKED the Trump administration from providing health care workers a #LicenseToDiscriminate.Let\u0026#039;s be clear: all patients should be able to access the care they need without judgment or discrimination. Health care is a human right. pic.twitter.com/Ul6TGjj6qZ— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) November 6, 2019\u0022Great news! A federal judge just blocked Trump\u0026#039;s harmful and discriminatory refusal of care rule,\u0022 Rep.Barbara Lee wrote on Twitter. \u0022No one should be denied care because of a provider\u0026#039;s personal beliefs.\u0022Trump\u0026#039;s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promulgated the rule \u0022arbitrarily and capriciously,\u0022 wrote District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer in his 147-page ruling.Engelmayer added that HHS\u0026#039;s violations of federal law were \u0022numerous, fundamental, and far-reaching,\u0022 as NPR noted.As Common Dreams previously reported,Under the rule, opponents fear doctors and nurses would be given carte blanche to refuse to administer any medical procedure—with abortion care, gender confirmation surgery and hormone therapy for transgender patients, euthanasia, and sterilization likely coming under attack.Employers would also be able to refuse to provide insurance coverage for procedures they consider objectionable.New York Attorney General Letitia James, who led a coalition of states and municipalities in suing the administration over the rule, praised the decision. \u0022Healthcare is a basic right that should never be subject to political games,\u0022 James said in a statement.\u0022Once again, the courts have blocked the Trump administration from implementing a discriminatory rule that would only hurt Americans,\u0022 she continued. \u0022The refusal of care rule was an unlawful attempt to allow healthcare providers to openly discriminate and refuse to provide necessary healthcare to patients based on providers\u0026#039; \u0026#039;religious beliefs or moral objections.\u0026#039; We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to protect access to healthcare and protect the rights of all individuals.\u0022The rule had been set to take effect November 22.