Birth control pills are for healthcare. And other stuff.

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Passage of the Affordable Care Act provided a major benefit to women of reproductive age: Employers with religious or moral objections to birth control weren't allowed to exclude those benefits from health plans just because they thought birth control was wrong. When Trump rolled back that mandate -- effective immediately -- he removed that protection, meaning that women whose prescriptions had been covered could now have to pay out of pocket for medication crucial to their lives. And it can be crucial -- hormonal birth control is essential to treatment of conditions like endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids, and debilitating periods. It's also good for other stuff.

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Trump has rolled back the ACA protection of birth control coverage, slut

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The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2012, included one provision in particular that was crucial to women's health: It prevented employers from excluding birth control from employer-sponsored insurance plans just because they had a religious or moral objection to it. Now the Trump administration has decided to roll back that mandate, effective immediately, because every single thing Obama did must be undone and it's perfectly reasonable for God-fearing employers to dictate what women can do with their bodies.

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The 10 WTFiest moments from Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico

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Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Trump made the trek across great big water for a four-hour meet-and-greet and photo op with civic leaders and storm victims. The man is an embarrassment on a good day, but this trip was gruesome even by Trumpian standards. Here are ten moments that could boggle the mind of even the most jaded Trump observer.

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Why I talk about mental illness

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I haven't been shy about discussing my mental health on this blog. There's a lot of privilege behind that -- I know that I'm probably not going to suffer ill effects to my life or livelihood if people know about it. That isn't the case for everyone with mental illnesses, and I would never insist that anyone come forward to talk about theirs if they aren't comfortable doing so. That's one reason I talk about it: Because I can, and it needs to be talked about.

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The Las Vegas shooting was a tragedy. That doesn’t mean mental illness is at fault.

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In Las Vegas Sunday night, a gunman in the Mandalay Bay hotel used many, many automatic weapons to rain fire on fans at a country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. We currently have absolutely no idea why. And while it's natural to speculate and distance ourselves when we're scared and confused, declaring it a mental health issue without evidence indicating that it's so isn't helpful to anyone and is actively harmful to people with mental illnesses.

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