Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed a law on Monday requiring health insurers to cover at least one kind of every type of FDA-approved birth control.
The new law protects health care services and rights for women across the state, “irrespective of what goes on in Washington,” the Republican governor said at the bill’s signing, according to The Hill.
The new legislation reportedly includes a religious exemption for churches.
Last month, President Donald Trump and his administration rolled back an Obama-era rule that required employers to include birth control in their health insurance plans.
Now, an employer or insurer can opt out of the birth control mandate on religious and moral grounds. The administration also allows publicly-traded companies to stop covering birth control with a religious exemption.
Under former-President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, employers were required to offer health insurance that included birth control without a co-pay.