For Immediate Release: Monday, January 30, 2023
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NARAL Pro-Choice America Applauds Biden Administration for Taking Steps to Expand Access to Birth Control
Washington, DC — Today, the Biden-Harris administration proposed new regulations to expand birth control coverage for millions of Americans. If finalized, these rules would establish new pathways to expand birth control coverage and rescind a policy enacted by the Trump administration that allowed employers and universities to deny birth control coverage by citing moral objections. The draft rule will be open for public comment for 60 days.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement in response:
“Everybody should have access to birth control coverage—no matter who they work for or where they study. For too long, the Trump administration’s rules denied Americans the fundamental right to plan for their futures and make the best decisions for themselves and their families. While the Biden administration took action today to protect reproductive freedom, Republicans announced additional plans to even more aggressively attack our rights. We thank the Biden administration for being on the side of the 8 in 10 Americans who support reproductive freedom.”
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.