The new rule allows any employer to stop offering birth control in their insurance plans on moral or religious grounds.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Trump administration over its decision to rollback requirements under Obamacare that employers provide insurance to cover women’s birth control.
The new rule allows any employer, including colleges, universities and health insurance companies, to stop offering birth control in their insurance plans on moral or religious grounds.
More than 55 million women have access to birth control without co-payments because of the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act. Under the new regulations, hundreds of thousands of women could lose birth control benefits they now receive at no cost
Democratic state attorneys general have also pledged to take legal action against the decision.