- The Washington Times - Friday, October 6, 2017

A prominent feminist and Teen Vogue columnist declared “f-ing war” Friday after the White House rolled back Obama-era contraceptive mandates within the Affordable Care Act.

Lauren Duca received a thank-you letter over the summer from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her work at Teen Vogue covering President Trump’s campaign. The commander in chief’s decision to allow employers to avoid an Obamacare birth control mandate over religious or moral objections has her focused on him again, but with battle-ready rhetoric.

“Limiting options for both birth control and abortion turns women into slaves of reproduction. This is f-ing war,” she began a series of tweets. “Honestly, keep pulling s—- like this, human carbuncles. I’m powered by anger. You’re making me stronger than you could possibly imagine.”

Health and Human Services Department Director Roger Severino told reporters Friday that the policy shift better safeguards religious freedoms.

“We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced any more,” Mr. Severino said.

The American Civil Liberties Union and other critics plan to challenge the Trump administration’s move in court.


• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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