#HandsOffMyBC: Twitter in an Uproar Over Trump’s Birth Control Rollback

“Limiting options for both birth control and abortion turns women into slaves of reproduction. This is f—ing war,” one journalist tweets

The Trump administration’s decision Friday to roll back an Obama-era mandate on employers to include birth control in health insurance coverage is drawing intense backlash online, inspiring the hashtag #HandsOffMyBC.

More than 55 million women currently have access to birth control without a co-pay because of the current mandate, and the Trump administration’s new rule could lead to hundreds of thousands of women losing those benefits,  the New York Times reports.

The decision to roll back the federal mandate comes during a week when abortion rights are also in the news cycle, as Rep. Tim Murphy, who has been vocal in his anti-abortion views, is resigning after reportedly asking his mistress to have an abortion, according to the Washington Post.

Many on Twitter expressed their disapproval of the rollback on social media.

“Limiting options for both birth control and abortion turns women into slaves of reproduction. This is f—ing war,” tweeted journalist Lauren Duca. “Dear men, especially those who enjoy sex (!), the battle for reproductive rights is your fight too. Step it up.”

“This administration just rolled back birth control coverage for American women. In 2017,” tweeted Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

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