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‘This is wrong, it’s outrageous’: Washington state leaders, advocates respond to Trump’s birth-control rule

‘This is wrong, it’s outrageous’: Washington state leaders, advocates respond to Trump’s birth-control rule

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Washington, D.C., October 6, 2017 | comments
The Trump administration’s new rule allowing insurers and employers to opt out of covering contraceptives in the Affordable Care Act because of religious and moral objections brought swift condemnation from politicians and groups focused on women’s health care.

“President Trump wants to make birth control about ideology, but let’s be clear: for women and their families in the 21st century, birth control is about being healthy and financially secure — and allowing a woman’s employer to decide whether or not it’s part of her coverage not only takes women backward, but takes hundreds of dollars out of their bank accounts,” Sen. Patty Murray said in a statement.

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