WASHINGTON D.C. (ALBOENEWS) — The Trump administration has announced that a greater number of employers may now seek permission to no longer provide their workers birth control from their insurers, CNN reports.
Previously, the Affordable Care Act mandated that employees who have health insurance through their employers are entitled to also having their birth control covered. Three years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, who had argued that providing birth control to its workers goes against their religious convictions. With this latest change, a greater number of organizations are expected to follow suit and seek similar exemptions over moral or religious grounds.
The ACLU has already declared its intention to challenge this policy shift in court.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed suit against the Trump administration for the changes. (7:47 p.m. ET)
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