Press Release

Outrageous Birth Control Rule Disregards Women’s Rights, Health and Autonomy, says NWLC

Posted on October 6, 2017 Issues: Birth Control Health Care & Reproductive Rights

(Washington D.C.) The Trump Administration is expected to release two rules today to roll back the Affordable Care Act birth control benefit, which provides over 62 million women with no-cost birth control coverage.

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:

“Today’s outrageous rules by the Trump Administration show callous disregard for women’s rights, health, and autonomy. By taking away women’s access to no-cost birth control coverage, the rules give employers a license to discriminate against women. This will leave countless women without the critical birth control coverage they need to protect their health and economic security. We will take immediate legal steps to block these unfair and discriminatory rules.”

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For immediate release:  October 6 2017
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org) or Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org)

The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s equality and opportunity.  The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment and health, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women.  For more information on the Center, visit: www.nwlc.org.