Trump Rollback Of Birth Control Mandate Is An Attack On Young People
The Trump Administration’s rollback of the contraception insurance mandate will rob millions of young women of coverage for their birth control. The regulations open the door for employers, as well as educational institutions, to refuse to cover contraception because of so-called “moral convictions” to this basic health care.
“Young people have the right to lead healthy lives, and planning if and when you wish to become a parent is a crucial part of that. The rollback is short sighted, creating barriers to birth control access that could endanger their health and futures,” said Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth. “As the young people of our nation worry and work on behalf of Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, our President continues to spend his time micromanaging other people’s personal health decisions.”
In addition to allowing employers to refuse to provide insurance coverage for birth control based on their own religious beliefs or “moral convictions.” This is a dangerous precedent that could allow any employer to refuse to cover any medication or procedure with this claim – whether it be HIV medication, care for LGBT people and their children, or something as simple as blood transfusions (which some religions do not allow).
“Young people won’t stand for this administration giving corporations a free pass to discriminate. Millennials are moving our country forward, not backward. We should be working to support them, not standing in their way,” said Debra Hauser. “This President has repeatedly proven himself an enemy of young people and all who are working to ensure young people’s health and rights.”