A majority of Americans — including a majority of women, independents, and young voters — oppose the contraception mandate created by Obamacare, according to a new poll set to be released Tuesday by the Family Research Council.
Fifty-three percent of likely U.S. voters oppose forcing employers to provide plans that various birth control methods, according to the poll, conducted earlier this month. Forty-three percent support doing so.
Under Obamacare, employers’ insurance plans — including nearly all employer-sponsored plans and those purchased in the individual marketplace — must provide numerous preventative care services, including birth-control pills and emergency contraceptives.
Employers who fail to offer such plans face a $100 fine per day per employee. Women can also not be charged for the methods and contraceptives.
Despite being a bargain for women, fifty percent of women oppose the mandate while only 45 percent support it, according to the poll, conducted by WPA Research on behalf of the conservative Family Research Council. Thirty-six percent of women strongly oppose the mandate, while 29 percent strongly support it.