Women Use Twitter to Fight Back over Birth ControlOctober 11, 2017 |
by Daniela Blot
The Trump administration announced Friday it was narrowing the scope of an Obama-era mandate requiring employer-provided health insurance policies to include access to free birth control in a move that could impact many women’s access to affordable contraception. Under new rules rolled out by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Trump administration expanded exemptions, enabling employers to refuse to cover birth control by citing religious or moral objections. News of the new rules have outraged women and women’s rights advocates, many of whom took to Twitter on Friday to demand the Trump administration keep its hands off birth control.