Trump, Pence and the anti-choice Congress threaten reproductive health care. They want to outlaw abortion, punish and criminalize women and doctors, repeal the Affordable Care Act, and defund Planned Parenthood.
They want to make the Hyde Amendment permanent, banning Medicaid insurance coverage for abortion. This interferes in women’s health decisions and pushes abortion out of reach for those working to make ends meet.
Restrictions on abortion coverage have serious consequences. Studies show that when policymakers place severe restrictions on Medicaid coverage of abortion, it forces one in four poor women seeking abortion to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.
Insurance bans fall hardest on those struggling to get by, especially women of color, young people, immigrants, transgender or gender non-conforming people.
Trump and Pence are out of step with the majority of Americans, who agree that each of us to should be able to make decisions about pregnancy and parenting with dignity, compassion and respect, and without politicians interfering.