Statement on Trump Administration’s ongoing attacks on birth control access

Today, leaked documents revealed that the Trump administration will grant nearly all employers the right to deny insurance coverage for birth control based on the employers’ own religious beliefs.

Said Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth: “It’s clear that this administration’s attack on access to contraception is a core tenet of its harmful agenda. All young people deserve to lead safe and healthy lives, and access to the full array of reproductive health care services, including contraception, is essential as youth age. Even under the barrage of attacks to their communities coming from the highest office in the nation, young people across the United States are demanding that their country move forward, not backwards. This youth-led movement won’t stand for the deterioration of civil rights or for a government-sanctioned right to discriminate. Advocates for Youth stands in opposition to the Trump Administration’s medieval and harmful agenda and will resist any further actions that jeopardize the health and safety of young people. “