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Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Condemn President Trump’s Decision to Limit Women’s Access to Birth Control

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding a decision by the Trump administration to roll back the federal requirement that health insurance plans cover birth control:

Governor Malloy said, “This action by the Trump administration is an affront to women’s healthcare – and a slap in the face to millions of women who rely on birth control as part of their health needs. In our modern society, it is unconscionable that the religious – or moral – beliefs of a private, for-profit employer can dictate the kind of medical care that is available to an employee. Putting its medical efficacy aside, let’s be clear – access to affordable birth control is an essential economic issue for American families. We are reviewing this decision and the impact that it may have on Connecticut workers to determine if there is action we can take to protect women’s access to reproductive healthcare. We simply will not accept this action that seeks to return us to the dark ages.”

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “President Trump has made a reprehensible decision that has the potential to immediately harm millions of women and their families. It is a basic, fundamental fact: birth control is healthcare. Their policy shows contempt for women, women’s health, and health experts, like those at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who have issued full-throated support of the many benefits of birth control far beyond contraception. Through this policy shift, the Trump administration continues to sow ignorance, confusion, and instability.”

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