UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

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  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Ave. Diagonal 684,
    Faculty of Law
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

"Taking Aim at Contraceptive Coverage — The Trump Administration’s Attacks on Reproductive Rights"

14.03.2019
The New England Journal of Medicine

On November 15, 2018, the Trump adminis-tration took an aggressive stand against reproductive rights by publishing two final rules that would broadly allow employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their em-ployees on the basis of religious or moral objections.1,2 The rules, which aimed to erode the Afford-able  Care  Act  (ACA)  requirement  that private health plans cover con-traception and contraceptive coun-seling  without  patient  cost  shar-ing, were temporarily blocked from implementation  on  January  14,  2019,  when  a  federal  court  in  Pennsylvania issued a nationwide injunction  on  the  day  the  rules  had been scheduled to take effect.