The Power of Choice

Kaylen Hayes

President Trump’s stance on abortion fluctuated during the early stages of his campaign, but his recent actions in office have shown that his administration is pro-life.

On January 23rd 2017, President Trump signed an executive order reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which prevents NGOs that offer or promote abortion services in the states from receiving government funding.

More recently, the Trump administration ended US funding for the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), which provides reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries.

These restrictive policies do more than affect abortion and family planning - they limit women’s access to healthcare they might not receive otherwise.

In the states, it’s illegal for Medicaid dollars to cover the cost of abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to a woman’s life.

Planned Parenthood maintains that this ban, the Hyde Amendment, particularly encumbers women of color, young women, and low-income women who rely heavily on Medicaid for their health coverage.

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