The vast majority of voters—82 percent—think birth control should be covered in health insurance plans, even if employers are morally opposed to it.In May 2017, President Trump signed a "religious freedom" executive order, calling for new regulations that would harm women’s access to birth control and on October 6, the administration issued them. The new regulations create a sweeping religious exemption to the ACA’s contraception coverage benefit: They allow any corporation or university to use religion to deny their employees and students coverage for birth control. But whether a woman uses birth control should be up to her, not her boss or university.
We have filed a lawsuit against these regulations and will continue to fight for our neighbors because for-profit corporations and non-profit institutions should not be allowed to use religion as a reason to deny access to contraception. We will file comments on these regulations and will file a lawsuit in court. Failure to provide this coverage threatens women's health and equality.
Regulations Status In effect as of October 6, 2017
Read our comments on the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury’s (the Departments) Interim Final Rules, “Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage for Certain Preventive Services under the Affordable Care Act”
Read our comment on the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury’s (the Departments) Interim Final Rules, “Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage for Certain Preventive Services under the Affordable Care Act”
Just weeks after Trump signed his “religious freedom” executive order, Vox published a leaked draft of the regulations. Read how we immediately responded on behalf of women whose coverage for this critical healthcare is at risk.
Our Response To Leaked Contraception Coverage Regulations