Americans United filed a lawsuit challenging multiple actions by the Trump-Pence administration – including back-room deals with the University of Notre Dame – that would deny countless women access to contraception.
“Universities should not be allowed to use religion to deny women access to birth control,” said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser. “The Trump-Pence administration and the University of Notre Dame conspired in secret dealings to take away insurance coverage for women’s reproductive healthcare. This lawsuit aims to get it back.”
The University of Notre Dame has announced that its insurance plans for students and faculty will cover some, but not all, forms of contraception. The school's announcement is both discouraging and confusing.