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Trump Gives Private Employers Option To Drop Birth Control Coverage; Liberals Go Ballistic

The Trump Administration announced new rules Friday that expand the religious exemption for employers who don’t want to provide insurance coverage for certain birth control methods due to moral objections.

The rules are a roundabout away of eliminating Obamacare’s birth control mandate, which required that all employers cover birth control for their workers without any co-payment. However, the Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that the law couldn’t require privately-owned businesses and corporations to offer insurance coverage for certain birth control methods they equate with abortion.

The new rules allow any employer or insurer to stop covering contraceptive services of any kind if they have religious beliefs or moral convictions against covering birth control. It will be up to the states to determine how companies should make those decisions.

Opponents of Obamacare’s birth control mandate, like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, praised Trump’s decision.

But for every one conservative in support of the decision, there are dozens of liberals losing their minds – and they’re acting like it’s the end of the world as we know it:

And of course there were people drawing nonsensical comparisons to the perceived availability of guns:

But my favorite is Sen. Al Franken’s hot take that women need birth control in order to make crucial life decisions:

Here’s the thing: Many liberals seem to be under the impression that Trump is for the wholesale banning of birth control. He’s not. He’s simply giving private businesses the ability to opt out of providing birth control coverage on their insurance plans. Furthermore, just because Trump made the rule doesn’t mean that 62 million women will suddenly lose access to birth control; the states will have the final say on how the rule works. Additionally, there are several very large companies out there – like Pepsi and Exxon – that have been using pre-ACA plans that don’t cover birth control this entire time. In other words, Trump’s rule won’t have nearly the impact liberals think.

Do you think liberal outrage over Trump’s birth control exemption is overblown? Share your thoughts and comments below!

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