The federal government has an entire infrastructure devoted to prioritizing women's health needs. Its future is now at risk.
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“If past is prologue, we could see a number of congressional attacks targeted not just to Planned Parenthood but that will compromise the sustainability of the entire family planning safety net,” said Audrey Sandusky, director of advocacy and communications for the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.
Mr. Trump, don't build that wall. Invest in all of our people.
More than one-third of Latina women and nearly a quarter of Black women lacked health-care coverage before the main provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect.
‘Until They Shut Up, We Won’t’: Arizona Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood Meets Pro-Choice Resistance
"The reality is that defunding us only hurts people—especially the people who are already the most vulnerable," said Tayler Tucker of Planned Parenthood of Arizona. "It's still too revolutionary of an idea for a woman to own her own body."
As a disabled woman and an attorney, I am keenly aware of two things: Disability rights are facing significant threats under the Trump administration, and courts can greatly advance or hinder civil rights.