Trump Admin Shields Nuns From Contraceptive Mandate

Posted on November 8, 2018 10:40 am

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The Trump administration moved to protect religious objectors from Obamacare’s mandatory contraception coverage, eliciting praise from religious organizations and pro-life activists.

On Wednesday evening the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would extend conscience protections to small businesses, non-profits, schools, and religious organizations that are morally opposed to various forms of contraception and sterilization. Those protections do not extend to publicly traded companies. The new rules came after President Trump issued an executive order instructing the department to review the Obama administration’s narrow application of exemptions to the mandate.

“These rules expand exemptions to protect religious beliefs