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Don't ignore the contraceptive

Vox obtained a draft regulation which broadens the ability for organizations and employers to deny access to contraceptives with religious and moral reasoning.

The Trump administration's draft proves to be a rollback from the previously imposed birth control mandate.

According to Obamacare facts, the Affordable Care Act covers one type of birth control per person out of the 18 FDA-approved contraceptives.

Difficulty within the American healthcare system prevents matters from being either, or; at times, the lesser of two evils is synonymous to compromising.

Continually, Vox's "Leaked regulation: Trump plans to roll back Obamacare birth control mandate," published May 31,  explains the birth control mandate's struggle to survive during the Obama administration - which exempted religious houses of worship. Matters were further challenged by the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case and extended to Trump's administration.

Because existing and the struggles that come with identifying as a woman in less developed countries proves to be far more extreme than those at home, the U.S.' role in the importance and influence of contraceptives is just as, if not more, important in less developed countries.

According to the United Nation's 2015 report, "Trends in Contraceptive Use Worldwide," contraceptives provides aide for couples and individuals to decide responsibly and freely about parenthood, reducing unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

It is then no surprise, that the use of contraceptives exists as a politically controversial topic. Amidst the controversy, the purpose, voices, and facts about positive benefits are set aside and not taken for their importance nor vitality.

As the UN report provides, contraceptive methods have aided to reduce fatalities in mothers and infants, and improved education and economic outcomes, particularly in females.

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation's engage in family planning expanding globally; their long-term goal is to gain universal voluntary family planning access by providing an additional 120 million women with knowledge, supplies and services on contraceptives.

It is irresponsible to ignore the improvements and benefits of contraceptives and it is unconscionable to ignore the women and families that benefit and rely on contraceptives in the U.S.; ignoring them, ignores women and families worldwide in more arduous environments.

It should not be made difficult for women to take control of their lives and their bodies yet, regulations rolling back on the access and guarantee of contraceptive methods does exactly that.

The U.S. plays a crucial role worldwide and if women at home are denied their bodily rights, is there a chance in aiding less developed countries?

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