DeLauro Denounces Trump’s Move to Limit Women’s Access to Birth Control
WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2017) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s rule limiting women’s access to birth control under the Affordable Care Act.
“President Trump’s latest action to limit women’s access to birth control is completely outrageous. Birth control is essential for women to control their lives and maintain their health. The Affordable Care Act requires coverage for contraception as a preventative care benefit for women. The Trump administration would now allow employers to impose their beliefs regarding family planning on women—decisions that should be left to each woman and her family—by denying no-copay birth control to women and forcing them to pay the full cost for contraception out of pocket.”
“The vast majority of women use contraception at some point in their lives. More than that, the Affordable Care Act helped countless women afford birth control who would not have been able to otherwise. President Trump’s decision to destroy that progress is unconscionable and defies the reality that women face every day.”