Trump’s long war against women

We have to empower women and ensure that all women truly have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  In the age of a President who admitted to being a serial sexual assaulter of women, we need to be intensely vigilant against misogynistic government policies.  

In his first term, the President limited access to abortion, birth control, and other health services for women by reshaping Title X to defund Planned Parenthood and women’s clinics.  The President changed Title IX to favor the accused over the victim in college sexual assault cases.  The President cut U.S. funding of foreign health clinics that practice or provide information about abortion.  The President took extreme measures to block multiple undocumented immigrant girls from receiving abortions while being detained.  The President shifted funding from customary teen pregnancy prevention programs to abstinence.  The President nominated right-wing activist Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  

Fight for women’s rights

We will oppose all attempts to undermine Roe v. Wade.  We will never give in to Republican hysteria on issues that are invented to undermine the laws of our land and play politics with human bodies.  We will fight for all of our constituents.  

We will fully fund initiatives that provide access to birth control, abortion, and women’s health.  We fully support the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which Congress allowed to lapse.  We will enact a universal child care program to enable women to work.  We will expand the WIC program for pregnant mothers, infants, and children.