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Health Nominee Takes Controversial Stand on Birth Control

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by JOSEPH D. LYONS

President Trump’s new nominee for health and human services secretary had his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, where lawmakers grilled him about his position on birth control coverage. Trump’s pick, Alex Azar, said the agency should be weighing employers’ consciences against women’s birth control access. This suggests that he is aligned with the Trump administration’s position that companies may stop covering birth control for their employees.

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