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Trump rolls back birth control mandate

The contraceptive coverage mandate, issued by the Obama administration, removed cost as barrier to birth control

Robert Pear Rebecca R Ruiz & Laurie Goodstein | NYT 

The Trump administration on Friday moved to expand the rights of employers to deny women insurance coverage for contraception and issued sweeping guidance on religious freedom that critics said could also erode civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The twin actions, by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Justice Department, were meant to carry out a promise issued by President Trump five months ago, when he declared in the Rose Garden that “we will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced ...

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First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 01:07 IST