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Supreme Court issues ruling on birth control coverage

Courtesy U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Trump administration acted properly when it allowed more employers - who cite a religious or moral objection - to opt out of covering birth control.

Lori Carpentier is the President of Planned Parenthood of Michigan. She says the high court’s decision will mean fewer women will be able afford contraception.

“I can tell you that for people who are living paycheck to paycheck and below what we believe to be minimum wage standards are really gonna struggle with this and some will choose to go without it,” Carpentier said.

Carpentier  says without insurance coverage women will pay between 70 and 100 dollars per month for birth control.

“I think people were already pressed upon in this time of the COVID pandemic. If they’ve lost their job they might have lost their health care and now people who may be barely employed will also add one more expense they were not intending,” says Carpentier.

Federal estimates say the Trump administration rule changes would cause at least 70-thousand women to lose contraception coverage.