22 November 2016, EuroNGOs
With the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, questions are being raised on what this could mean for women’s rights worldwide. While the views of President-elect Trump may be somewhat ambiguous, the views on SRHR of people close to him are very clear.
For example, Vice-President-elect Mike Pence is staunchly anti-choice and does not believe in the utility of contraception. In addition, Donald Trump has appointed two figures to his Transition team who are leaders in the anti-choice and anti-LGBT movements. They are Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn who led the Congressional inquiry into the spurious allegations against Planned Parenthood in 2015 and Martin Blackwell of the Family Research Council, a group designated as a ‘hate-group’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its positions on LGBT people.
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