President Trump and Congress have been attacking women's health and rights since day one. In fact, women of all backgrounds have been in the crosshairs of every policy Congress has pushed since President Trump took the White House — from undermining maternity care, to attacking Planned Parenthood, to setting up cruel barriers to immigrants.

To understand the worst threats to reproductive rights so far, check out this timeline.

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January 2017

  • 1/23: President Trump endangered the health of millions of women and girls in developing countries by reinstating and expanding the harmful Global Gag Rule.

  • 1/24: The House passed a bill to make the Hyde Amendment — which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion — permanent law. Next step: the Senate.

  • 1/25: President Trump signed his first executive order on immigration, undermining safety in immigrant communities and affecting the Planned Parenthood community.

February 2017

  • 2/10: The Senate confirmed longtime women’s health opponent Tom Price as HHS Secretary.

March 2017

  • 3/6: President Trump updated his travel ban, which was halted by a judge but threatens to pull families apart by banning refugees and immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries — including many women.

  • 3/7: The White House and Congress tried to block patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood and repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, like guaranteed maternity care coverage.

  • 3/27: President Trump revoked President Obama's fair pay and safe workplaces orders.

  • 3/30: Vice President Pence cast the Senate’s tie-breaking vote to dismantle President Obama’s rule protecting Title X patients’ access to family planning care — and President Trump signed it into law on April 13.

April 2017

  • 4/4: The Trump administration announced it will end U.S. funds to UNFPA, cutting off support for family planning, maternal health, and gender equity programs abroad.

  • 4/7: The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch, who has a history of interfering with reproductive rights and health, to the Supreme Court.

Take a Deep Dive on the Worst Attacks

Want more than this overview? Learn the details of the administration's extreme efforts to undermine Title X protections, "defund" Planned Parenthood, expand the global gag rule, slash maternity coverage, end funding to UNFPA, and confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Tags: Obamacare, Abortion, Defunding Planned Parenthood, Birth Control, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence

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