Tuesday, July 30, 2019
From The Progressive
Ever since Donald Trump’s election, reproductive rights advocates have had to counter a continuous stream of legislative and policy attacks. Each week brings more talk of what the fall of Roe v. Wade could look like.
Planned Parenthood clinics have stopped using Title X funds thanks to new rules imposed by the Trump Administration. Unconstitutional abortion bans continue to work their way through the courts. And new government policies privilege religion over patients’ rights. Under these pressures, Planned Parenthood recently removed its CEO, in part due to concerns over her ability to advocate for abortion rights.
It can start to feel like the fight for reproductive rights is only about preventing backslide, but that’s far from the truth. Recently, a coalition of nearly eighty organizations—including Planned Parenthood—unveiled their Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. It’s a plan focused on moving reproductive rights forward.
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