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Trump administration plans to eliminate contraceptive mandate for religious institutions

May 30, 2017

The Trump Administration is drafting new regulations that will eliminate the requirement for religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage for employees.

The Office of Management and Budget has announced that it is weighing an “interim final rule” that would remove the contraceptive mandate for religious employers. The mandate has been the most controversial aspect of the “Obamacare” health-care reform. The New York Times notes that a new policy removing the mandate “would all but ensure a court challenge by women’s rights groups”—just as the mandate itself was challenged by numerous religious institutions.

 
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  • Posted by: feedback - May. 30, 2017 9:59 PM ET USA

    Great news! Thank you, President Trump! This will have to be exposed as a violation of the Constitutional right to religious freedom and settled at the level of the US Supreme Court once and for all.

  • Posted by: Eric - May. 30, 2017 2:55 PM ET USA

    Thanks you President Trump. You have your faults, be defending religious liberty is not one of them.