Trump’s Abortion Policy Isn’t About Morality – It’s Coercion

0

Trump's Abortion Policy Isn't About Morality – It's Coercion
Having largely failed to convince women that ending a pregnancy is immoral, abortion opponents have turned to economic attacks

By Bridgette Dunlap
May 22, 2017

Amid all the presidential scandals of the past week, it was easy to miss that the Trump administration vastly expanded the anti-abortion policy known as the "global gag rule." But it's big news, with significant consequences.

Days into his presidency, Trump and the GOP have already gone hard against reproductive rights

The global gag rule prohibits any U.S. foreign aid from going to organizations that provide, advocate for or even discuss safe abortion services. Under previous Republican administrations, the rule applied to approximately $600 million in funds for family planning. Under Trump's expansion, the rule puts $8.8 billion for a range of programs addressing health issues like maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and Ebola in jeopardy.

Continued at source: Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trumps-abortion-policy-isnt-about-morality-its-coercion-w483259