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by Cheryl Alkon

Political protesters may shout and hold signs telling the U.S. government to “get your laws off my body,” but the current presidential administration is trying to do just the opposite.

While women’s contraception has until recently been readily accessible and free of cost under most healthcare plans through the Affordable Care Act, implemented when Democrat Barack Obama was president, politics can play a significant role in how that can change. Under Republican President Donald Trump, birth control accessibility and affordability has been threatened.

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