Trump Administration Hands Planned Parenthood a Major Loss
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2017-10-11

Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards is apoplectic.

The Trump administration has made a major change in the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. The original mandate required employers that provide health insurance to cover contraceptives at no cost to the employees. The rules stated that churches and houses of worship were exempt, while religious-affiliated groups that object had to allow a third-party administrator or insurer to handle birth control coverage.

This mandate has spurred numerous lawsuits with those by Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor among the most recognizable to every American.

FOXNEWS reported last Friday that, under the new policy, the Trump administration is expanding the protections to any nonprofit group, non-publicly traded company, or higher education institution with religious or moral objections—and making the third-party provision optional for groups with “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

“No American should be forced to violate his or her own conscience in order to abide by the laws and regulations governing our health care system,” said Caitlin Oakley, HHS press secretary. “Today’s actions affirm the Trump administration’s commitment to upholding the freedoms afforded all Americans under our Constitution.” 

As you would expect, PP’s Richards sent an immediate e-mail claiming the sky is falling and all will be lost under this new rule. Richards needs to understand one basic fact of life. Donald Trump won the election in 2016 and is currently the president of the United States of America. Richards’ organization spent over $30 million to get the other gal elected and came up short.

What galls her the most is that President Trump is actually fulfilling his campaign promises. Despite all the efforts of the “Resistance” to undermine the Trump presidency, we expect he will be president until 2025 and will make lots of changes Richards will not be happy with.

Praise God!