United States formulates rules to jeopardize women’s access to contraception
The US administration issued two rules endangering women’s access to affordable contraception. The first rule offers an exemption to employers to facilitate access to contraception based on religious beliefs (an allowance already instated for religious employers); the second provides a similar allowance to both for and non-profits organizations and universities for “moral convictions”. These rules essentially reverse the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established under the previous President’s administration, which required insurance coverage to include contraception. The interim final rules become effective immediately upon publication.