What are Trump’s Birth Control Rules?
What the rules tried to do:
Gut the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraception mandate, which ensures access to birth control with no out-of-pocket costs.
What that would mean for you:
Your boss would get to decide whether you get access to birth control.
What happens now:
It's a win that two federal courts temporarily blocked the rules. But we expect the administration to appeal, so we've got to keep up the pressure.
Before the Affordable Care Act, an astounding 57 percent of young women (ages 18 to 34) said they’d struggled to afford birth control.
Forty percent of Black women of reproductive age said they couldn’t afford more than $10 a month for birth control if they had to pay out of pocket.
Without insurance, birth control pills typically cost between $15 and $50 per month. That adds up to over $600 per year. That's no small chunk of change!
up to $1,300
(lasts up to 12 years)
Birth Control Pill
up to $50/month
Birth Control Implant
up to $1,300
(lasts up to 5 years)
up to $200/month
Birth Control Shot
up to $100/every three months
If the birth control rules sound familiar, it’s because we’ve fought off this attack before. The Trump-Pence administration just won't give up on trying to roll back your access to birth control coverage.
October 6, 2017
The administration releases its birth control rules, which would make it easier for bosses and schools to refuse to cover birth control.
December 20-21, 2017
BLOCKED! Two federal courts stop the administration’s birth control rules from taking effect.
November 7, 2018
The administration tries AGAIN. It makes tiny tweaks to the birth control rules and releases a “final” version — set to take effect January 14, 2019.
January 13-14, 2019
NOT TODAY, TRUMP! Yet again, two federal courts block the administration's rules — just before they were set to take effect.
The rules are blocked, but we expect the administration to appeal and try again. We need your help to #Fight4BirthControl.
Who’s Behind Trump's Birth Control Rules?
Deputy General Counsel
Bowman was a principal author of the administration’s birth control rules.
[Employers who provide insurance coverage for contraception]kill embryos and bow to the altar of fruitless intercourse.
White House Domestic Policy Council
Talento helped write the administration’s birth control rules.
...The longer you stay on the pill, the more likely you are to ruin your uterus for baby-hosting.
U.S. Secretary of Health
Azar thinks it's an expression of "American values" for your boss to decide whether you get birth control.
We have to balance a woman's choice of insurance with the conscience of their employers.