President Trump’s appointment legitimizes the former president and CEO of Americans United for Life, an anti-choice copycat legislation mill looking to restrict access to comprehensive reproductive health care.
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Access to reproductive health care, specifically abortion, is not a wedge issue.
Congressional Republicans from Nevada equivocated on their support for family planning safeguards and Planned Parenthood funding, as constituents pressed them to take a firm stance.
The Trump hires at HHS could signal the administration is moving to stack the deck with religious imposition supporters.
"The longer you’re undocumented, the more stigma there is. It’s like you’re ‘too undocumented’ for health care; you can’t afford it—not the time off, not the time away from earning, none of it,” Concepcion, an immigrant woman from Chicago, told Rewire.
Justice Sotomayor dryly noted that the explanation of "he reached for his waistband" is a depressingly well-worn one, trotted out all too often to justify police shootings.