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In its ongoing War on Women, the Trump administration has motionless to hurl back the Obama-era policy which mandated employers to cover birth control in health insurance plans they offer to employees. This is not a intolerable move for the man who has demonstrated such disregard and loathing toward women his whole life. But it is vicious and has the intensity to impact millions of women who rest on their employer-provided health insurance for contraception.
The new rules, which could be released as shortly as Friday, perform a campaign guarantee by President Trump and are certain to hold off a spin of lawsuits on the issue.
More than 55 million women have entrance to birth control but co-payments since of the preventive coverage mandate, according to a study consecrated by the Obama administration. Under the new regulations, hundreds of thousands of women could remove birth control advantages they now accept at no cost under the Affordable Care Act.1
Under the new rules, employers who have “sincere eremite beliefs” or “moral convictions” against birth control can be free from providing coverage. Really what the administration is observant is that an employer’s religious convictions is some-more critical than a woman’s right to make decisions for her own reproductive health and well-being. Since particular eremite beliefs should not be a partial of the open policy, this alone is appalling and unfair. But what’s even grosser than that is how they are trying to sell this decision as somehow contributing to the overall safety of immature people.
In the new rules, the Trump administration says the Affordable Care Act does not categorically need coverage of contraceptives.
The administration lists health risks that it says may be compared with the use of certain contraceptives, and it says the charge could promote “risky passionate behavior” among some teenagers and immature adults.
According to the AP, the administration plans to concede some-more employers to opt out of providing birth control to employees at no cost if they bring eremite or dignified objections.
This is not a joke. The administration is actually trying to keep birth control divided from folks because birth control may promote promiscuity. What is this 1950s nonsense they are spouting? This is the homogeneous to arguing that birth control pills spin women into sluts. Seriously. Also note that they would never, ever do anything like this to condoms or Viagra or anything involving the passionate health of men—whatsoever.
Besides these angry, creepy misogynistic white men who are dynamic to hurt lives, no one thinks this is a good idea. Doctors and reproductive health advocates know that this would be catastrophic for women and take us back decades.
The new rules, drafted especially by domestic appointees at the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services, find “to better change the interests” of women with those of employers and insurers that have responsible objections to preventive coverage. [...]
But Dr. Haywood L. Brown, the boss of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pronounced the manners would spin back the time on women’s health.
“Affordable contraception for women saves lives,” he said. “It prevents pregnancies. It improves maternal mortality. It prevents youth pregnancies.”
And there we have it. Not only does this boss consider it’s some-more than appropriate to squeeze ladies by their private tools and design us to take it, he’s also dynamic to squeeze our right to leisure and reproductive health, too.
Kelly Macias is a staff author at Daily Kos focusing on secular justice, social probity and gender issues.