This week marks one year since the Supreme Court released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which struck down Roe v. Wade and overturned nearly 50 years of legal precedent.
Donald Trump and his anti-abortion administration are responsible for this horrendous legal action because Trump fundamentally changed the composition of the Supreme Court by appointing far-right activist justices.
Over the last year, MAGA Republican governors and state legislatures have followed Trump’s lead and worked to pass and enact extreme laws to outlaw abortion. As 2024 approaches, Trump is taking full credit for eliminating abortion rights for millions of Americans. He even took to Truth Social thanking himself for his ability to “kill” Roe v. Wade:
On the campaign trail, Trump has not ruled out a federal abortion ban if he’s re-elected in 2024. His anti-abortion record speaks for itself:
As a candidate, Trump argued that women should face legal ramifications for receiving an abortion, saying: “There has to be some form of punishment.”
Trump nominated numerous far-right, anti-abortion, conservative judges to federal courts, including three Supreme Court justices who helped overturn Roe v. Wade. Trump nominated over 180 judges, many of whom have controversial records pertaining to abortion and have created conservative majorities on important circuit courts.
Trump implemented a cruel Title X “gag rule,” preventing Title X family planning aid recipients from performing abortions or providing referrals. This policy slashed Title X family planning capacities by half, leaving some communities without a federally-funded family planning resource.
Trump used the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to crack down on abortion access. His administration asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a burdensome rule requiring abortion seekers to have an in-person visit to acquire medicine for medication abortions, despite the threat posed by COVID-19.
American Bridge is keeping track of Donald Trump as well as every other anti-aborrtion extremist Republican up and down the ballot. Shortly after Roe v. Wade was overturned, American Bridge launched Repro-files.com. This website serves as a centralized research hub, containing tracking footage and information on Republicans at every elected level who have taken positions to end abortion access and restrict reproductive rights and health care options.
Published: Jun 22, 2023