Trump and the GOP launch a religious attack on birth control benefits

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Michael Hiltzik

May 5, 2017

On the very same day that they celebrated House passage of a bill that could deprive more than 24 million Americans of their health coverage, President Trump and his administration started gunning for women’s contraceptive benefits.

An executive order Trump signed Thursday purportedly designed to promote “religious liberty” takes direct aim at the Affordable Care Act’s provision of contraceptives without co-pays or deductibles. The order directs the secretaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor to “consider issuing amended regulations … to address conscience-based objections to the preventive-care mandate” of the ACA.

Trump and the GOP launch a religious attack on birth control benefits - LA Times
 
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Secretary Price says he’ll be out “in short order” with regulations governing contraceptive availability. Does anyone think those regulations will enhance women’s access to contraceptives? Oh, sure.

But that’s just the start. Over the last decade, claims of “religious liberty” have have gone well beyond the initial quest for the right to engage in rituals and observances that had little impact on others. Now it’s all about taking positions that reduce or restrict the rights of anyone not claiming that “liberty,” such as employees. This is how “religious liberty” shades into religious tyranny.
We've seen how that works out in the Middle East.
 
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LOL .....

And, even more fake news from the MSM.
"Fake news" would mean that Trump didn't sign an executive order directing the secretaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor to “consider issuing amended regulations … to address conscience-based objections to the preventive-care mandate” of the ACA.

If you can back that up, then your allegation of "fake news" is sustained. If you can't, then it's just more meaningless drivel.
 
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Clearly, Trump and his followers are pro abortion, as the ready availability of contraception and sex education has been shown to be the best way, maybe the only way, to limit that practice.
 
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Clearly, Trump and his followers are pro abortion, as the ready availability of contraception and sex education has been shown to be the best way, maybe the only way, to limit that practice.
Oh sure, I guess that is what is preventing the record number of abortions lately huh?

OMG don't want to lose your free birth control that nobody uses lol.
 
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