A separate regulation issued by the Trump administration creates a new exemption from the requirement that employers offer contraceptive coverage.
Like Reagan before him, Trump is deploying the infamous "welfare queen" myth to justify shredding the safety net. The results of the last welfare "reform" were devastating.
Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund.