President Trump promised the American people that he would protect religious liberties, and he just delivered on that promise!
On Friday, President Trump announced that employers with religious or moral objections to providing birth control to their employees can now exempt themselves! This goes against Obama’s ridiculous policy that forced Christian business owners to provide contraceptives to their employees even though it went against their religious beliefs.
Here’s more from the Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it will provide employers with religious or moral objections to providing birth control in their employee health insurance plans an exemption.
The administration’s exemption includes “any non-profit organization that have a religious or moral objection to providing contraception,” a senior Health and Human Services (HHS) official told reporters Friday. The new ruletakes effect immediately. In addition to non-profits, the rule applies to “for-profit entities that are publicly traded,” colleges, universities and health insurance companies.
Starting in 2012, Obamacare required employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception at no cost to women. The rule did provide a caveat for churches and even tried to extend that to religiously-oriented groups. Religious groups rejected the offer and filed a number of lawsuits, which led to 2 Supreme Court cases. SCOTUS ordered that the Obama administration and religious organizations come to an agreement as to how to provide contraceptive coverage at no cost to women, but such an agreement never materialized.
Under the new rule, employers with objections to the Obamacare requirement no longer have to follow the mandate and are not required to report this change to the federal government, a senior HHS official told reporters. Employers simply have to notify employees that they will stop providing contraceptive coverage.
Thank God we have a President who stands up for religious liberty! Obama didn’t care one damn bit about Christians’ deeply held beliefs, but times are changing!
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