DNC on Trump Administration’s Unconstitutional Contraception Rule

DNC Women’s Media Director Elizabeth Renda released the following statement on the Trump administration’s new rule vastly expanding the number of employers that may refuse to cover workers’ birth control by citing religious or moral objections. The rule, which went into effect this morning, has already been temporarily blocked in 13 states and the District of Columbia by a U.S. district judge. A court in Pennsylvania is also already considering a request for injunction.

“The Trump administration’s new contraception rule is yet another attack on every woman’s right to make decisions about her own body with her doctor. This rule is unconstitutional, immoral, and shameful. This is just the latest move the Trump administration has made to turn its back on women, and it’s just another reason why Democrats are winning women’s votes by historic margins in the Trump era. Every woman deserves the fundamental right to make her own decisions about her reproductive health. Democrats will never stop fighting back against the Trump administration’s and Republicans’ ceaseless efforts to come between women and their doctors.”