Women across the nation are uniting against President-elect Donald Trump. A protest march will be held in Washington D.C. on January 21, 2017, just one day after he is inaugurated into office.
— Women in the World (@WomenintheWorld) November 13, 2016
The peaceful protest is a way to show solidarity among women after electing a man who is notorious for his misogynistic comments. He also proudly admitted to committing sexual assault in video footage from 2005.
Women’s Healthcare At Risk
Trump drew in many conservative Christians by promising to elect an anti-choice Supreme Court judge, one who would most likely overturn Roe v. Wade. He also said he supports punishment for women who receive an abortion, and for the doctors who perform it.
When asked about late-term abortions during the third and final presidential debate, Trump said:
” Well, I think it’s just terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.”
The majority of abortions occur within the first three months. Late term abortions after 20 weeks generally happen as a result of visible birth defects or if the mother’s life is at risk.
Trump has also said he’s in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood, where abortion only accounts for three percent of their services. It provides affordable healthcare to millions of Americans.
Pence’s Views On Women
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is the governor of Indiana, approved a law that would have required funerals for every fetus. It would have required women to prepare a funeral whether it be for an abortion or a miscarriage.
Pence has also said that women shouldn’t be in the military because it would sexually distract men, and he shut down five Planned Parenthood clinics in 2005 that didn’t perform abortions. The latter of which lead to an HIV outbreak in Indiana.
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