December 15, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL Applauds PA Judge’s Blocking of Trump’s Birth Control Rollback

December 15, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) — In response to US District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone’s decision to temporarily block the Trump administration’s new rules allowing employers to deny birth control coverage to their employees, NARAL Pro-Choice America States Communications Director James Owens issued the following statement:

“Every woman should have access to basic healthcare, including birth control. The Trump administration sought to violate this principle in a poorly-masked attempt to impose their fringe ideology on millions of Americans. The birth control coverage benefit was the single greatest advancement in reproductive healthcare in a generation. It gives millions of women more control over their own lives by making birth control affordable and accessible. The fact is that contraception is basic healthcare and is critical to a woman’s ability to determine her own future and plan for her family. NARAL members will remain vigilant in defending this fundamental right.” 

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”


Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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