NPR's David Green and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, discuss the recent move by the Trump Administration to allow employers to refuse contraception coverage for their employees based on religious grounds. Some highlights throughout the podcast include the positive impacts that access to contraception has had on the economy and in reducing teen pregnancy rates. Richards summarizes the situation by stating the "decision is basically now going to turn the reins over to your boss to decide whether or not women can get birth control. Ant that's just not going to be good for women."
The current administration has consistently taken measures to reduce accessibility and services to women. This falls in line with the conservative views of the current Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) chief of staff, Valerie Huber. With the previous action of defunding teen pregnancy programs and supporting abstinence, it is clear that sexual and reproductive health are not important to this administration.
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