Women disagree over new rule on birth control coverage

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WESTCHESTER -

Women in the Hudson Valley are in disagreement over the Trump administration's decision to roll back an Obama-era rule requiring employers to provide employees with birth control coverage without co-payments. 

The Trump administration announced employees could opt out of providing no-cost birth control if it was against the company's religious beliefs. 

Some women are already filing lawsuits because of the move and say the ruling will especially hurt low-income women. The President of Choice Matters, Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, says it's an assault on women's rights.

Others like the co-director of the Hudson Valley Coalition for Life, Judith Anderson, are in favor of the new rule.

"Life is precious," Anderson said. "People shouldn't have to pay for your decision to use contraception of any sort."

Others say that businesses should not have the same rights as people do. 

The states attorneys general is pushing legislation that will require employers to provide contraceptive coverage but that is being stalled in the conservative senate.

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