Trump Admin Delivers Religious Liberty Win by Rolling Back Controversial Obama-Era Birth Control Rule

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Although most people are still focusing on midterms, the Trump administration just rolled back an Obama-era birth control rule in order to expand religious freedom.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the new regulation will exempt businesses from covering their employee’s birth control based on religious or moral beliefs. While religious beliefs can apply to any company, the moral belief exemption does not apply to publicly traded businesses or government groups.

Under the Obama administration, the law was created to expand Obamacare and require all businesses, except for houses of worship, to cover all forms of birth control.

Many liberals are speaking out against this move, calling it a violation of women’s rights:

Although there has been some pushback from the left, the Supreme Court has already ruled in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in favor of making a more narrow rule that addresses businesses that hold religious beliefs.

This new rule is estimated to affect 6,000 to 127,000 women in the U.S when it takes effect in 60 days. However, pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List released a statement praising the administration for the decision.

“The Obama administration’s repeated violations of conscience were deeply contrary to the core of our nation, which was built on the foundation of respect for the individual freedoms of the people and deeply held religious beliefs,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in the statement. “We thank President Trump for fulfilling a core promise to voters of faith and conscience who elected him and thank Secretary Azar for implementing these important regulations.”

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Becky Fahrenkrog
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Becky Fahrenkrog

BCP are common to most women & if the companies that do not allow their insurance to provide them need to be prepared to care for the children that are produced. As a side note if BCP are not paid for neither should Viagra or its ilk be paid for.… Read more »

Joe Bonfiglio
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Joe Bonfiglio

Bernie, who said they didn’t have access to birth control??? It is not being made illegal, they just have to pay for it. Geez you are stupid!!

Dwayne Reese
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Dwayne Reese

It’s pretty simple, women have been too lazy to take birth control pills for years, they would rather use abortion as a means to cover their laziness of not practicing safe sex, no sympathy here, get your shit together, get a brain.

Phoenix
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Phoenix

Interesting! Do you have metrics or sources on that? I’d be very interested to see a source that shows abortion rates increasomg for years.

Phoenix
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Phoenix

Does anyone know if they can still get coverage for birth control if prescribed as medication for an actual medical issue?

Women take birth control for many reasons other than pregnancy prevention.

Morte206
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Morte206

Yes. If for no other reason than it probably didn’t really occur to the authors who are more likely than not male and have no personal experience on the matter from which to draw.

Phoenix
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Phoenix

Morte – glad to see you’re back! I hope you’re doing well! Just to clarify, there really is a way for women who work at these types of companies to get the medication if they need it? That would be my only complaint – as medical benefits are a part… Read more »

Morte206
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Morte206

I am well but I have had to hospitalize both my parents in the last ten days and this is the first time I’ve managed to carve out for myself in about a week and a half. It’s just me so my Uber rides between hospitals is the only free… Read more »

Phoenix
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Phoenix

I’m so sorry to hear that – I hope they are able to get well soon. 🙁

Rocky Drummond
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Rocky Drummond

Being able to move freely to another job is just one benefit of universal health care – we aren’t chained to any employer just because of their health care coverage. We need that here so desperately.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

If YOU do not have sex then you do not get pregnant. That’s a form of birth control.

If you want someone else to pay for other forms of birth control, up to and including abortion, then it’s no longer just “your” decision.

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