100 Days Timeline: All the Ways Congress and the Trump Administration Have Threatened Women’s Health and Rights So Far
By Miriam Berg | April 13, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Category: Abortion Access, Health Care Equity
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.
Full Text of the Timeline
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.
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.
3/6: Congress introduced a bill to block patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood and repeal key ACA benefits, like guaranteed maternity coverage.
Add 3/16: President Trump proposed eliminating nutrition and anti-violence programs for women and children in his "skinny budget."
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.
4/3: 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.
100 Days of Disregard for Women’s Health and Safety
These first 100 days have made it clear that the Trump administration will treat women’s health and lives as disposable. It has acted with clear disregard for women’s health and safety, and the health and safety of their families.
Our message to the administration: You cannot rebuild the economy while leaving half the population behind. You cannot claim to invest in families or child care while cutting access to family planning, maternity coverage, and new mother assistance.
Take a Deep Dive on the 6 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: Abortion, Obamacare, Defunding Planned Parenthood, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, birth control