There was a theme to this week. From the floor of Congress to its hearing rooms to the Supreme Court, it was abortion.
It started with Trump's graphic denouncement of abortion during his State of the Union Speech. He used that moment to further underscore his commitment to ban abortion.
It does not matter that Trump got the facts wrong about late-term abortion. Trump will say and do anything to push his dangerous agenda to ban safe, legal abortion in this country.
We now have a pro-choice Congress that, at least in the House, will stop abortion bans. But Trump will use the executive branch powers to circumvent Congress and the will of 70 percent of Americans who support safe and legal abortion care.
Last year, Trump announced changes to the Title X program. Yesterday the final rule was officially submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget. This moves our country one step closer to denying women health care.
More than four million people rely on Title X, a federal program, to access contraception and other essential health care, including wellness exams
Under the proposed rules, Planned Parenthood would be barred
telling their patients how and where they can access abortion safely and legally.
Trump promised to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v Wade. His most recent appointment, Brett Kavanaugh, didn't disappoint.
Kavanaugh voted yesterday to allow a Louisiana law to take effect that would make abortion practically inaccessible in that sta
te. The Court, however, voted 5-4 to block that restrictive law.
Meanwhile, the House held hearings this week to reinstate net neutrality, which requires all internet providers to treat all information the same. The FCC repealed net neutrality last year. Without net neutrality an internet provider who maybe anti-choice can slow down or not list information regarding abortion care.
Every woman in this country deserves health care based on her unique needs, her doctor's advice and what is best for her family. The fight to outlaw abortion in our country will continue at all levels of government. We ne
ed to remain involved and informed to ensure that we have more access to health care, not less.
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