President Trump is set to allow employers who object to providing birth control coverage for their employees to opt out of the Obamacare mandate requiring them to do so.
From the New York Times:
The new rules, which could be issued as soon as Friday, fulfill a campaign promise by President Trump and are sure to touch off a round of lawsuits on the issue.
More than 55 million women have access to birth control without co-payments because of the contraceptive coverage mandate, according to a study commissioned by the Obama administration. Under the new regulations, hundreds of thousands of women could lose birth control benefits they now receive at no cost under the Affordable Care Act.
One new rule offers an exemption to any employer or insurer that objects to covering contraceptive services “based on its sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Another regulation offers a new exemption to employers that have “moral convictions” against covering contraceptives.
Birth control is not, generally speaking, a health care issue. The baby process becomes a health issue for the woman and the child once a woman becomes pregnant, not before. Prior to that, it’s an issue related to morals and temperament. And please, no Orwellian language about how birth control is “preventative medicine” addressing a “condition” women seek to avoid.
There are other ways to prevent pregnancy short of birth control. One of the ways was first discovered in the year 10,467 BC when a caveman first noticed that babies did not just pop out of women randomly, but that the event had something to do with prior activity that was going on in the master caveroom. These cavemen and women noticed that, if they laid their heads down on the rock and went to sleep every night without doing anything else, no babies appeared.
Today, in our modern world, we continue to possess this critical knowledge, though we often choose not to act on it, particularly before marriage. And if we want to engage in that admittedly pleasurable activity related to the creation of children and seek not to incur the consequences that nature intended, then that’s our problem, nobody else’s.
That is, there is absolutely no reason why anyone should pay for other people to have sex, either as their employer or as a dues-paying member of a health plan. Crazy ‘ole Trump is taking a first step toward doing something completely rational and correcting the insanity of the leftists and elitists who run our lives.