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Trump Administration’s Policies ‘Harmful To Women’

Roll Call: Opinion: A Disturbing Trend Against Women’s Health
Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), senior member of the House Financial Services and the Oversight and Government Reform Committees, and ranking House member on the Joint Economic Committee

“Despite the fact that most Americans want their leaders focused on creating jobs and boosting the economy, in his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has spent significant time and effort attacking women’s access to critical health care services and it is clear that women should expect even more harmful policies in the future. On January 23, 2017, … [President Trump] reinstated and expanded the global gag rule… If the president really wants to decrease the number of abortions, as he says he does, we need to be increasing the access to contraception, not reducing it. … This administration is pursuing an agenda that is both unrepresentative of the views of the majority of Americans and harmful to women in the U.S. and around the world. It is producing policies that are both unsafe and unsound. It is time for the president to try a little harder to live up to his grand campaign promise to be the best president for women and respect the views of the majority of Americans” (4/27).

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