October 6, 2017

Whitehouse Statement on President Trump’s Birth Control Rollback

Providence, RI – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s new rule allowing employers to opt out of providing birth control coverage to women as part of their health insurance plan:

“Women should be able to make their own health care decisions regardless of where they work.  The Affordable Care Act advanced women’s rights by recognizing that birth control ought to be fully covered by insurance.  President Trump’s new rule is a step backwards, particularly for women struggling to make ends meet who can’t afford to pay for birth control out of pocket.  It seems the Trump administration is working on all fronts to tear up decades of hard-fought progress.”


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