Although Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood
via legislation have failed repeatedly, the Trump Administration has issued multiple rules or executive orders that undermine women’s rights: This includes the reversal of the birth control insurance coverage mandate that came down in October of last year (which was blocked by a judge in December
and is tied up in the courts); the blockage or reversal of many teen pregnancy prevention grants (which was blocked by a Federal judge
last month); the multiple attempts by director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement Scott Lloyd to block detained migrant women from abortion care; the stacking of federal court benches with virulent anti-choice
, anti-women’s rights judges; and of course this also includes the Global Gag Rule, which Trump reinstated as one of his first acts in office.