Supreme Court says Trump administration can let religious employers deny birth control coverage under Obamacare

The Supreme Court voted 7-2 to uphold Trump administration that would allow employers with sincerely held moral or religious objections to deny their employees access to free contraceptive coverage.

The rules broadened a carve out to the contraceptive coverage mandate included in the Affordable Care Act, the health-care overhaul commonly known as Obamacare. According to government estimates, the religious exemption would lead to possibly as many 125,000 women losing their coverage.Â

Justice Clarence Thomas, who authored the opinion of the court, wrote that the Trump administration “had the authority to provide exemptions from the regulatory contraceptive requirements for employers with religious and conscientious objections.”


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