Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Tweets About Trump's Birth Control Rule Show Why The Obamacare Protection Was So Vital

By
Ad failed to load

The Trump administration finally did what many women feared: They have rolled back the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) birth control mandate for women. Democrats, public health groups, and women have all taken to Twitter to express just how upset they are about this decision. These tweets about Trump's birth control rule show exactly why Obamacare protection was so vital.

This news comes on Oct. 6 but rumors surrounding this decision have been swirling since May. This rollback would allow employers to claim religious or moral objection to the birth control mandate under the Affordable Care Act. This is bad news for those under the ACA who are about to re-up on their birth control because this new policy is effective immediately.

This can be a huge issue because companies who do not want to pay for birth control can just claim a religious or moral objection and leave their female employees without access to birth control.

Ad failed to load

Former Obama official and Chief Operating Officer of the United State of Women, Jordan Brooks, had this to say about the troubling decision in a statement,

Today, President Donald Trump took the first steps to gut the part of the Affordable Care Act that provides free birth control for tens of millions of women — taking us back to the days when the high cost of birth control was a barrier and burden... The United State of Women and our allies across the country won't stand for these continued attacks on women's health and American women are making their voices heard.

Others who are outraged about this news have taken to Twitter.

Ad failed to load

"BREAKING: New rule from Trump admin puts our birth control coverage at risk."

"We all deserve to have the freedom to live and plan our lives with dignity. #HandsOffMyBC"

Ad failed to load

"The Trump administration just attacked access to birth control, basic health care that the vast majority of women rely on. #HandsOffMyBC"

"Was the plan to take away birth control on anniversary of Access Hollywood tape release to underscore how creepy DJT is? #handsoffmyBC"

Ad failed to load

"Birth control is not health care alone. It's the right of women to control their bodies, plan their families, chart their futures. For many women, it is prohibitively expensive to access the best method for them. It is beyond belief that this is still up for debate. #HandsOffMyBC"

"This will harm women’s health and economically disempower women, particularly low-income women and women of color. #HandsOffMyBC"

Ad failed to load

"GOP approves of Viagra, but pulls birth control coverage. Further proof Republicans don’t actually know where babies come from #HandsOffMyBC"

"If only guns were as regulated as my birth control. #HandsoffmyBC"

Ad failed to load

"THIS. This has nothing to do with religion. This is about eliminating access to birth control. period. #HandsOffMyBC"

"We live in a country where politicians try to make abortion rates go down by making it harder for women to get birth control.#handsoffmyBC"

Ad failed to load

"this week 58 people died because of access to lethal weapons... but sure now is the time to debate regulating my womb #handsoffmyBC"

In response to the news, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement,

Ad failed to load
The Trump administration continues to display a startling disregard for the reality of women’s health and lives. An employer or university can’t be allowed to use religious or moral beliefs to prevent a woman from planning her future and her family. The Center for Reproductive Rights is prepared to fight these discriminatory and unconstitutional restrictions in court.

Before this decision to rollback birth control under Obamacare went into effect, 62.4 million American women counted on coverage of preventative services without copays, including birth control, according to the National Women’s Law Center. Let's hope employers, universities, and insurers don't abuse this appalling new policy.

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

13 Must-Have Experiences You Should Buy In Your 20s, Instead Of A New Couch

Life is one big experience. When you hit your 20s, though, you start getting pulled in the direction of your responsibilities. It isn't totally a bad thing, but you don't want to get so wrapped into adulting that you forget life's zest. Amazing exper…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

I Tried Kim Kardashian's Weird Beauty Obsession & I Can't Stop Taking Selfies

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
By Stephanie Montes

Where You Should Vacation This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Summer is so much more than just sweating in 90 degree weather and enjoying a long, lazy break from school (if you're lucky enough to still be in school). It's a time for making exciting new plans, falling madly and hopelessly in love, opening your m…
By Roya Backlund

Wander or Bust: The Amalfi Coast May Just Be The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, a…
By Kaylin Pound

6 Brutally Honest Phases Of Life After A Breakup, Because You Will Survive 

If you've ever been through a bad breakup, you know that the struggle is real. For the weeks (or possibly months, if it was a really bad one) that follow, life can be rough, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Don't believe me? Just l…
By Rachel Shatto

Here's How You Can Find Out What Your Aura Color Is

Do you remember that movie Almost Famous? More specifically, the scene where William is trying to have a phone call with his mom, but a clairvoyant Band-Aid keeps shouting "Your aura is purple!" in his face? Well, that was the first time I had ever h…
By Roya Backlund

9 Women In Their 20s Reflect On The Advice They Wish They Had At Graduation

Graduating college can feel seriously scary. You've spent your entire life in school, working and preparing for the moment you enter the real world, but what happens when you get there? What if things don't go totally according to plan? You may have …
By Brittney Morgan

3 Early Signs You Are Going To Have Undeniable Chemistry With Your Crush

I don't know if there's anything better than the excitement of having a new crush — especially when that feeling's reciprocated. The butterflies that rush through your stomach as soon as they enter a room. The electricity that zips through your veins…
By Genevieve Wheeler

A Dentist Reveals The Best Times To Brush Your Teeth & It's Actually So Surprising

Do you brush your teeth twice a day? If you do, you're already way ahead of me, since I usually forget about brushing my teeth before bed at least three out of seven days of the week. I'm so bad about remembering to brush my teeth before bed, that I'…
By Caroline Burke

Emoji Pool Floats Are Here To Match Every Mood You’re In This Summer

Searching for the perfect poolside accessory to lounge around in this summer? This year’s hottest warm weather water trend isn’t a big floppy hat or designer sunglasses — it’s an emoji pool float. That’s right: Your favorite little digital expression…
By Rachel Murphy

Here's How Your Mood & Your Favorite Music Are Secretly Connected, According To Science

If you're someone who's likely to be found with ear buds in her ears at all times, you might not realize just how often you listen to music, or the ways in which it's really affecting you. From your morning commute to the tunes you blast while you co…
By Caroline Burke

This Is How Long It Takes For A Partner To Really Trust You, According To Experts

Trust is easily one of the most important parts of a healthy relationship, but typically, it's not something that's fully there from the start because it takes some time to build. How long it takes for a partner to trust you is a question that doesn'…
By Tayi Sanusi

7 Things You Forgot To Thank Your High School Friends For & Should ASAP

Friends are a dime a dozen, but a solid, genuine group of girlfriends can be difficult to come by. When you find your tribe, you need to stick with them until the end. For some lucky people, your high school friends have been your besties since day o…
By Rachel Chapman

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Bask In The Glory

It's officially the second week of May, and the warmth of spring has finally arrived. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the bright weather is allowing everyone to finally break out their favorite pair of shorts. If you think the gorgeou…
By Roya Backlund

7 Men Reveal What Attracted Them To Their Last Crush & They'll Make You Swoon

He reminded me of Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl. That's legitimately what I found appealing about my most recent crush. Sorry, but it doesn't get any deeper than that. In other instances though, when I'm not trying to live out my lustful, adolescen…
By Sydnee Lyons

A Relationship Expert Reveals His Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

"Long-distance relationships are extremely relaxing and easy to navigate," said no one in a long-distance relationship ever. Whether you are bicoastal babes or a quick two-hour train ride apart, distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it also makes…
By Kimmy Foskett

How To Start Reading Tarot When You Have No Clue Where To Begin

I've been practicing tarot almost daily as part of my self-care routine for years. My favorite part of the day is putting on a face mask, pouring myself a blushing mimosa or some coffee, busting out a few crystals, and sitting down to spend a little …
By Minerva Siegel

This Company Is Hiring A Chief Donut Officer & I Can’t Apply Fast Enough

National Donut Day may not be until June 1, but one company is celebrating the sweet holiday a little early this year. This isn't your average discounted donut or a buy-one-get-one deal, either. Entenmann's is giving one lucky person the chance to li…
By Collette Reitz

7 Questions You Should Be Able To Answer About Your Life By The Time You Hit 30

Nobody has all of the answers in life, but you're probably pretty proud of yourself for how far you've come. Somewhere along the way, some of us got the hang of adulting and began to appreciate the unexpected things that come with being 20-something.…
By Marisa Casciano

8 Pickup Lines To Use In The Library During Finals Week To Find Your New Study Buddy

In the borderline eternity I’ve been on this planet — I’m 29, suckers! — I’ve rarely made the first move, verbal or otherwise. I admire my female friends who have no trouble approaching a person they find cute. I even admire the men who have approach…
By Kimmy Foskett
)}