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 been fighting 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.
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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