In the United States, companies are no longer obliged to cover the contraceptive capacity of their employees. This specific provision of the Obamacare law, which manages the health insurance system globally, has just been canceled by the Trump administration.
An exemption was already granted to religious institutions and twice in 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of companies that refused to comply with the contraceptive law in the name of their religious beliefs.
But the Trump administration’s decision not to force companies to cover contraceptives for their employees will affect more than 60 million women and affect millions of them, among the most disadvantaged. Prior to Obamacare, one in three Americans had problems paying monthly for contraception.
The measure also illustrates the return of a certain “moral”. It is justified by the desire to avoid risky sexual behavior and succeeds another recent decision, the ban on practicing abortion after 20 weeks. After being unable to replace, or even to dismantle the Obamacare, the Republican majority avenges thus by multiplying the blows of a penknife to the system of health.
The civil rights organization ACLU has already announced a lawsuit to block this measure. She accuses the Trump administration of ” contempt ” for the health and life of women while considering that contraception does not polemic in the United States.