Counselor for Human Services Policy (HHS)Joined Trump transition team 12-7-2016
Who is Margaret “Maggie” Wynne?
After serving with the Trump-Pence administration transition team, Maggie Wynne moved to a key position within the administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): the point person for all major health care policy and program decisions for the country at HHS. In this role, she worked closely alongside colleague Scott Lloyd, former director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), to establish a policy designed to block access to safe, legal abortion.
“[Maggie Wynne] did not trust the stories of [human trafficking survivors] ... anytime a kid’s story changed, she acted like they were lying.”
What Maggie Wynne Controlled
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HHS is charged with protecting the health of all Americans. The Trump-Pence administration has reshaped HHS to roll back reproductive rights and limit access to health care.
Background on Maggie Wynne
Wynne helped craft a policy to block young undocumented women’s access to safe, legal abortion. In September 2020, the Trump-Pence administration dropped the policy.Buzzfeed News
Before joining HHS, Wynne served as director of the U.S. House of Representatives’ so-called Pro-Life Caucus. Her former coworkers said she is strongly opposed to abortion.The Intercept
Wynne previously worked for the anti-abortion group Knights of Columbus — where her HHS colleague Scott Lloyd also formerly served. Lloyd is known for leading the charge to block young undocumented women’s access to abortion at the Office of Refugee Resettlement.Tracking Trump: Scott Lloyd
As director of HHS’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, Wynne developed a reputation for doubting survivors.New Yorker