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Sarah Hyland arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland slammed Trump's decision to roll back Obama-era birth control requirements


"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland, among other celebrities, made it loud and clear that she's not a fan of the Trump administration's decision to roll back an Obama-era policy that required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost.

Under President Donald Trump's new regulations, employers would be allowed to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women if they have religious or moral objections to certain forms of contraceptives.

"This is what he focuses on when there are murderous mass shootings and natural disasters destroying lives! THIS?!” the 26-year-old actress tweeted Friday in response to the decision.

When male fan, whose tweet has since been deleted, responded to Hyland, she quickly fired back and noted that birth control serves more than just one purpose.

“TALK TO ME WHEN YOU HAVE ENDOMETRIOSIS, OVARIAN CYSTS, PAINFUL IRREGULAR CYCLES ETC," she tweeted. "BC [birth control] is for more than just our sex lives you pig."

But Hyland wasn't the only celebrity sounding off about the controversial move. Celebrities such as Lena Dunham, Kerry Washington, Mara Wilson and others took to Twitter to express their opinions on the new policy.

The Trump administration is also facing backlash from advocacy groups that say the new regulations are a form of discrimination.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit just hours after the rules were issued.

"The Trump administration is forcing women to pay for their boss' religious beliefs," said ACLU senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri. "We're filing this lawsuit because the federal government cannot authorize discrimination against women in the name of religion or otherwise."

Although many on the Republican side of the aisle applauded the decision, many top Democrats called it despicable.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also warned that the new policy could reverse the recent progress in lowering the nation's rate of unintended pregnancies.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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