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    Trump Ends Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

    He’s taking America back. If they demonstrate “sincerely held” religious objections, for-profit businesses can deny employees medical plans’ birth control coverage under new regulations announced Friday with immediate effect. “No American should be forced to violate his or her own conscience” to comply with health care mandates, a Health and Human Services Department spokesperson said. But advocates of the contraception mandate introduced with Obamacare say preventing childbirth promotes safety and saves money. Civil rights advocates also warn that President Donald Trump’s new religious freedom guidance could enable discrimination against LGBT people.

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