is coming for your birth control.
It’s been almost exactly one year since Trump’s pussy-grabbing Access Hollywood tapes leaked — and fast forward to Friday, POTUS has now rolled back a mandate requiring employer health care plans to pay for birth control.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the action will allow companies and nonprofit groups to exclude coverage for contraception if it has a religious or moral objection. The rule will go into effect immediately.
There are so many problems with this — one being that “it is a huge loophole for any employer that does not want to provide birth control coverage to their employees,” according to Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reform professor Dania Palanker.
National Institute for Reproductive Health president Andrea Miller said in a statement:
“The roll back of the birth control mandate puts women’s health and lives at the mercy of their employers, insurance companies and schools. Without access to the full range of contraceptive options, women cannot ever be truly independent or equal in the United States of America. In particular, people of color, low-income individuals, youth, immigrants, rural residents, and LGBTQ populations will be disproportionately impacted by this new federal restriction on reproductive health care.”
Instead of abortion or birth control access, the GOP would prefer that all babies be carried to term, then gunned down with an assault rifle
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) October 6, 2017
Every woman knows that birth control is HEALTH CARE. 99% of women use it at some point in their lives. @RealDonaldTrump: #HandsOffMyBC https://t.co/mdCRB23HTi
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) October 6, 2017
If men got pregnant they’d sell birth control pills in tubs at Costco.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) October 6, 2017
We can’t go back to the days when women didn’t have access to birth control because of income. We must keep fighting for women’s rights.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 6, 2017
what if we tell the GOP that birth control is like a tiny little gun that protects our uterus
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) October 6, 2017
Reminder: birth control is not just for pregnancy prevention. It’s prescribed for ovarian cysts & other medical problems. It’s health care.
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) October 6, 2017
Birth control is an important medicine for controlling bleeding, fibroids and hormonal imbalances. It’s not just for controlling pregnancy. https://t.co/oUM7pphMbK
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) October 6, 2017
With all the issues in our country, incl PR and guns, Trump and Republicans choose to focus on abortion right and access to birth control. 🤔
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) October 6, 2017
Hands off, Donald.