Scientists Must Hold Trump Administration Accountable To Facts, Free Speech

The Lancet: Free speech and facts in the Trump era
Editorial Board

“…Those who hold science and truth to be foundational aspects of civilization need to stand firm in our efforts to hold [U.S. President] Trump accountable to the truth he seems to so publicly disdain with his actions. One such troubling act is the reinstatement of the so-called global gag rule, touted as an ‘anti-abortion’ and ‘pro-life’ policy that instead will likely increase the number of abortions done globally and leave more women dead. Seemingly impervious to facts, Trump’s policy is clearly antithetical to the concept of free speech, with potentially devastating global implications. History has now wrapped Trump in the mantle of authority, but we must witness and hold him to account for the consequences of his actions” (2/4).