Trump Loosens Obama-Era Birth Control Mandate
How far will it go? The Trump administration announced today it’s rolling back a controversial healthcare provision instituted under former President Barack Obama that mandates employers cover birth control for their employees. Now, they can opt out by citing religious or moral reasons. Taking effect immediately, the policy — a nod to Trump’s conservative base — has already angered advocates, including the president of Planned Parenthood. But observers believe most American workplaces, the vast majority of which are secular, are unlikely to make use of it.