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.
Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.