Birth con­trol blow-up

Sunday Tasmanian - - World -

PRES­I­DENT Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion is al­low­ing more em­ploy­ers to opt out of no-cost birth con­trol for work­ers and is­su­ing sweep­ing re­li­gious-free­dom di­rec­tions that could over­ride anti-dis­crim­i­na­tion pro­tec­tions.

The two di­rec­tives, is­sued al­most si­mul­ta­ne­ously yes­ter­day, brought much praise from the so­cial con­ser­va­tives who help make up his vot­ing base.

Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union lawyer Brigitte Amiri said: “The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion is forc­ing women to pay for their boss’s re­li­gious be­liefs.”

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